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118 Bye-bye, P.A.

According to Arthur Staple, filling in over at Zipay’s blog, P.A. Parenteau has been reassigned to Hartford. In truth, he hadn’t done much, if anything, the last couple of weeks. Brandon Dubinsky is just about ready to return … although Staple reports he may not play tomorrow. So Lisin or…

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123 Another dark day-after

You just can’t have this kind of stuff when you can’t buy goals. On Wednesday in Chicago, Matt Gilroy, Wade Redden and Brian Boyle stood around like the Three Stooges, fishing for the puck with their sticks as two Blackhawks scored the tying third-period goal in what would be a…

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90 Post-game notes, quotes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES December 12, 2009 – New York Rangers 2, Buffalo Sabres 3 (Game #31, Home #15) The Rangers were defeated by the Buffalo Sabres, 3-2, in front of a sold-out crowd (18,200) at Madison Square Garden, and are now 14-15-1 (29…

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217 Sabres at Rangers

Here’s your new game thread. And here are the pregame notes. Dubinsky will not play tonight, but maybe Monday. Lisin and Voros are expected to be prucha’d. Lundqvist in goal, backed up by Ocho Cinco (Chad Johnson). Heikkinen replaces Gilroy, who’s in Hartford. Everything else remains the same. And I…

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67 Ocho’s back

As expected, goalie Chad Johnson was recalled to back up Henrik Lundqvist tonight and probably play at least one game this week, and Matt Zaba was sent back to Hartford. Zaba was just here for practice, while Ocho went down to get some game work (he allowed four goals in…

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30 The start of a busy stretch

Enough. ENOUGH! Or as a famous Rangers GM (Phil Esposito) once said (about his franchise’s failures): Enough waiting! Well, we won’t even get into big picture stuff today, because, well, we did that all week, and there’s going to be a lot more in the coming weeks, months (who knows,…

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191 It could be worse

This e-mail has been going around. Supposedly this guy decorated his house like this. That’s a fake person, with the lights dangling from the roof and the ladder in the bushes. He claims he was told by police to take it down because it was causing accidents, and also said…

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128 Ocho Cinco joins Gilroy in Hartford

Obviously this is a move to get Chad Johnson some playing time with Henrik Lundqvist expected to play again Saturday. Matt Zaba is called up, temporarily I’m sure. And not Steve (0-2, 8.32 GAA, 0.787 save pct.) Valiquette. Here are the official announcements of the Gilroy/Johnson/Zaba moves from the Rangers:…

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140 Gilroy gonzo

He played terribly last night, and truthfully he’s played poorly for a while, but to make Matt Gilroy a scapegoat kind of seems ridiculous. He was sent to Hartford today. OK, maybe he needs more time to learn the pro game, and even he admitted that it was difficult since…

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28 Rangers-Hawks in review

I know, I know. I should be really scathing today. But you know what? My expectations for the Rangers are a bit lower these days. I looked at the matchup in Chicago before the game and thought, if they get a win out of there it would be a miracle,…

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96 Post-game notes

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES December 9, 2009 – New York Rangers 1, Chicago Blackhawks 2 OT (Game #30, Road #16) • The Blueshirts were defeated by the Chicago Blackhawks, 2-1, in overtime tonight at United Center, in an Original Six matchup. • The Rangers are now 14-14-2 overall, including…

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404 Gamer, Rangers-Blackhawks

God, I miss Chicago Stadium. The noise, the small rink, the organ, the best anthem in sports, the goal horn that knocked you out of your seat, the vermin and roaches. The only meeting of the season between these two Original Sixes. Sad that the rivalry is a victim of…

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144 Good game morning

I want to thank Walt MacPeek for his guest blog yesterday, and I think he enjoyed getting back behind the keyboard, and that he will visit us again. Hope so. I have to tell you … and I don’t want to belabor the point … but we used to argue…

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170 Guest blogger: Walt MacPeek

Hi, my name is Walt MacPeek and Carp asked me to limber up these over-65 year-old fingers and do a guest blog and so here goes … I covered the Rangers for the Newark Star-Ledger from 1969-70 through 1994-95 and then yielded to some inner ear problems and tumbled off…

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38 Special guest tomorrow

Walt MacPeek, the opinionated, always-interesting former Rangers/NHL beat writer for the Newark Star-Ledger, will drop by tomorrow with a guest blog. Maybe the first of several. We can only hope. This guy goes way back, farther than me. He covered the team in the 1960s and right through the Stanley…

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166 Wings-Rangers in review

Wow! Maybe I’m nuts, but I thought that was, overall, as well as the Rangers played all year. They had tons of chances against a banged-up Detroit team that still — still, with all the injuries — had far more talent on the ice than did the Rangers. 1) I…

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38 Post-game notes, quotes

From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES December 6, 2009 – New York Rangers 1, Detroit Red Wings 3 (Game #29, Home #14) The Rangers were defeated by the Detroit Red Wings, 3-1, in front of a sold-out crowd (18,200) at Madison Square Garden. New York have…

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319 Gamer, Wings-Rangers

Hey, sorry for the delay. Had a bit of an emergency … Hope to be back at blog HQ to see some of the game. Might have to settle for Rangers in 60 though. The Knicks played at MSG this afternoon, which means slushy ice (or slushier than usual) tonight.…

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98 From Buffalo to Wings

I was having this discussion with a member of the Rangers’ organization. Which game is more difficult, at Buffalo, or home against Detroit the next night? He thought the first game was tougher, because it was on the road, because Buffalo was playing so well, especially Ryan Miller, and because…

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53 Post-game notes

From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES December 5, 2009 – New York Rangers 2, Buffalo Sabres 1 (Game #28, Road #15) • The Blueshirts defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 2-1, tonight at HSBC Arena, in the first game of a back-to-back set. • The Rangers improved to 14-13-1 overall,…

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