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45 Boston 1, Rangers 0

Here’s the recap stat sheet from NHL.com. I know nobody wants to hear this, but that wasn’t a bad road game against the best team in the East. And it was typical of the Rangers’ pop-gun offense to get blanked by a minor-league nobody, right? Try to win 2-1, and…

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299 Matinee in Beantown

I never liked afternoon NHL games. To me, it often seems, players aren’t totally awake and ready for the battle of an NHL game. These are creatures of habit, and they can’t force themselves to bed early, and their bodies are generally used to rising early for a morning skate,…

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247 My buddy Muck

OK, I don’t remember the actual question yesterday, but somebody asked me about my relationship with Muckler … and also somebody accused me of being a bit too cozy with Rangers coaches. So here’s my favorite Muckler story: After I left the beat in 2002, Muck had long been gone…

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86 Fighting the good fight

With all the transition going on here yesterday we didn’t get much chance to discuss the disaster at the Igloo the night before … not that it’s worth re-hashing, and obviously you all hashed it as it was happening. But I keep going back to what happened at the opening…

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94 And we’re off … already

So many questions so quickly. Wow! Great job, gang. I am still doing my columns at The Journal News and at LoHud.com in addition to this blog and Faceoff with Sam Borden. So I’m busy, and we’re still figuring out the logistics of filling in for Sam … Long story…

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58 Hello my new (old) friends

The past is present. Or … you can go home again. First I want to say a big “Hello!” to all the Blueshirts diehards, and I also want to tell you all that I will miss Sam as much as you guys do. Maybe more. He is (and always will…

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56 That didn’t last

By our calculations, the feel-good vibe around the Rangers lasted roughly 23 hours, covering the time between their fifth win in their last six games, and the start of their third-period face plant last night in Pittsburgh. Players made the case of saying that other than a five-goal third period,…

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424 Quiet roll continues (Updated)

There are two choices on snowy days like today: You can either spend hours at the airport in the small hope of actually getting off the ground and making it to  Pittsburgh. Or you can decide long ago — or better yet, have it decided for you — that you…

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44 Scott Gomez isn’t such a goofball, after all

For all the heat Scott Gomez takes — some of it certainly deserved — for being inconsistent on the ice and an occasional clown in interviews, the way he spent his All-Star break says something about his aspirations for this season. Because while a bunch of Rangers dispersed for points…

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63 Rangers place Fritsche on waivers

The Rangers have confirmed that they placed Dan Fritsche on waivers. It’s unclear whether this is a precautionary move to clear up salary cap space for down the road, or a precursor to something else more imminent. Either way, this is probably an overdue measure for Glen Sather. But as…

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99 Rangers goal: home-ice advantage (Updated)

Our crack research staff here at Blog Headquarters — also known as me with a dog-eared media guide — says the Rangers haven’t had home-ice advantage in a playoff series since an opening-round win against the Canadiens in 1996. (First prize to the reader who can guess the team’s top…

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82 Valiquette to start against Canes

A couple of quick hits after practice: <li>Stephen Valiquette will start tomorrow against Carolina to give Henrik Lundqvist a chance to rest up for Wednesday’s game in Pittsburgh. Lundqvist said practice wasn’t optional for him today, but the Rangers’ occasional spare practice goalie Chad Killam (a former Manhattanville College) goalie…

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43 Lundqvist on ice

Henrik Lundqvist and the rest of the Rangers are back on the ice for their first practice after the All-Star Break. It appears the lines for tomorrow will be the same as last Tuesday’s win over Anaheim, meaning Petr Prucha and Lauri Korpikoski would again be scratches.

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26 Richter mulling House run

Mike Richter’s on-again, off-again flirtation with a run for political office is back on, or at least it is “according to this story”:http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2009/01/24/2009-01-24_former_rangers_goalie_mike_richter_may_t.html, which says the former Rangers goaltender might make a run at the House seat soon to be vacated by Senator-designate Kirsten Gillibrand. I’m not sure where Richter…

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34 Misery has company

A stomach bug has descended upon Blog Headquarters, which is one of the reasons for the dearth of posts of late. The good news is I’m the only member of the house currently upright. The bad news? Well, let’s just say my wardrobe has had better days. Regardless, the Rangers…

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241 Break? What break?

The amount of hockey I play is inversely proportionate to the amount of hockey the Rangers play. So, for instance, when the team is on the ice every day and is in the middle of a three-in-four night stretch, I’m probably not going to have a chance to lace ’em…

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303 Reflections at the break…

I am as guilty as anyone of poking holes in the Rangers’ record this season, as if it’s all a result of smoke, mirrors, and creative accounting. “The most frustrating first-place team in history.” I’ve had more than one person describe the Rangers as that to me, and given their…

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220 Fish for dinner (and other imminent concerns)

Alas, dear readers, this is another one of those games when if all communication should cease after a certain point, I would look no further than the offering in the press room dining room. A smart man would probably avoid it altogether. I have never claimed to being all that…

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