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83 The slow, painful peel of a Band-Aid

I’m not sure it’s saying much when I suggest I had a better night than the Rangers did last night. I’m pretty sure the fry guys at your local Wendy’s had a better day’s work as well. But after a great day skating in a memorial hockey game to celebrate…

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88 So what would you do?

I think I already know how many of you will answer that question and I can’t say I blame you. Still, my story for tomorrow says it’s hard to tell whether the Rangers should buy, sell or stand pat. You all say they should sell and perhaps, after tonight, that…

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160 A visit from Shanahan

Brendan Shanahan, striking the classic Shanahan image of a man dressed in a $3,000 suit but missing one of his front teeth, paid us a visit in the press room before the game. He said he is still experiencing symptoms related to the concussion he suffered against Philly, vertigo being…

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67 Shanny’s return probably not imminent

No, Tom Renney assessment at the morning skate wasn’t this cryptic, but all I’m sayin’ is don’t expect Brendan Shanahan back after his stay on IR expires tomorrow. Shanahan saw a neurologist yesterday. According to the coach, Shanny has only been cleared for light stretching so far — no skating…

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29 Tying up some loose ends before the weekend

And here I thought I might be lacking for material in this endeavor. Boy was I wrong. Anyway, a couple of things to cover as I catch my breath from a busy day: After getting into the whole Jaromir Jagr shootout saga at practice today, I accompanied four Rangers –…

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102 The great shootout debate

So let’s see here: Jaromir Jagr is either a spineless, ill-suited leader for not wanting to go in the shootout last night against the Devils. Or he is a selfless, team-first player willing to put his ego aside for the greater good. My take is he is neither. Or he…

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61 Same old story

At one point yesterday I was going through my digital recorder to erase some old interviews when I heard the voice of Henrik Lundqvist. “It’s a really frustrating loss,” the goaltender was saying. “It’s tough.” Here’s the scary part: I wasn’t sure which of the countless frustrating losses this season…

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272 There’s always this guy

While you lament the lack of playing time afforded one young defenseman on the Rangers’ roster — I’ll give you a hint, his last name rhymes with Coke — at least take a moment to appreciate the steady growth of Daniel Girardi in his first 12 games in the NHL.…

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42 It’s not much, but it’s something

If only for a brief moment, Brendan Shanahan appeared in the hallway here at the MSG Training Center before ducking into the trainer’s room. “He’s good,” Tom Renney said with a smile. “He’s going to go in tonight.” Easy, now. The coach was only joking. Shanahan is still on injured…

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85 And now the pendulum swings the other way

See if you can detect a pattern here: The Rangers get pushed around in the playoffs last spring and they decide they need size, so they sign Brendan Shanahan and trade for Adam Hall. Then the team realizes it’s too slow, so it trades for Sean Avery and sends Hall…

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45 Nowhere to go but forward?

*Update, 2 p.m.: The Rangers just announced they called up Brad Isbister from Hartford to take the roster spot vacated when Brendan Shanahan went on injured reserve on Saturday. This is probably a precaution should Marcel Hossa not be able to play tomorrow.* If you were looking for your Knute…

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59 Avery wasn’t misquoted

Sean Avery was asked if he meant it when he said Martin Brodeur was a “whiner” on TV in between periods. “That’s what I said,” Avery replied. Avery was also asked if he thought Brodeur was a tad on the dramatic side when he fell to the ice after Avery…

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256 But now that we’re here…

Let’s not let my bellyaching about the parking situation be confused with real complaining. Consider the alternatives. I could be Tom Renney, and have to wonder if the team I’m coaching tonight is the one I want to be coaching after 3 p.m. on Feb. 27 — especially if Brendan…

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68 “Gotta support the team” (Malik update below)

A colleague of mine recently rolled her eyes at the thought of another Rangers-Devils game, if only because the Devils still conjure memories of mind-numbing, defensive-oriented, wake-me-up-when-someone-even-gets-a-shot-off hockey. The reality is the games between these two teams this year have been some of the best of the year — in…

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28 Another YouTube gem

There’s been a lot of talk about the Rangers toughness, or lack thereof, in the wake of their demoralizing loss to the Flyers on Saturday. I think I have a solution, and the good news is I’m pretty sure the team can fit all three Hanson brothers under the cap.…

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41 Shanny shows up at the rink

He won’t play for at least a week, and maybe longer, but that didn’t stop Brendan Shanahan from showing up at the Garden directly from St. Vincent’s Hospital in order to address his teammates. “Honestly it was pretty inspirational seeing him coming in here and it shows how much he…

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65 The benefit of hindsight

That headline applies to Tom Renney, which I’ll touch upon in a second. It certainly does NOT apply to Brendan Shanahan, who for all the obvious pains endured yesterday, at least doesn’t remember the collision that knocked him unconscious and now, out of the lineup. The rest of us, meanwhile,…

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24 Shanahan placed on IR

Much more in a little bit, but here’s the basics: Brendan Shanahan was discharged from the hospital this morning and by all accounts he’s in better shape than anticipated. But the right wing will still be placed on injured reserve because of the concussion sustained yesterday, meaning he’ll miss at…

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