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24 Meanwhile, some other news

In the interest of steering the topic away from fighting (at least temporarily): the Rangers had their team photo today, which made for a curious sight. The players were all dressed in their home blues, with the assorted executives and coaches all wearing dark suits and red ties. Naturally, Glen…

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96 “You wanna go?”

Apparently my last post on the Colton Orr/Todd Fedoruk tilt last night struck a nerve with some of you, which is fine, because some of the comments in return struck a nerve with me. Here’s what I know: I know hockey is still about scoring more goals than the other…

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51 Right where he left off

I officially hate writing about concussions, stretchers — basically anything that involves me using the phrase “staying overnight for observations.” It’s not about me liking or disliking fighting in hockey, because that’s a topic for another day, and as someone who fancies himself a hockey purist, I think it’s more…

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130 Better late than never

Traffic on the West Side Highway slowed pretty much everyone coming into the rink tonight, including the coaching staff, which had to switch over to the FDR Drive as a result, and didn’t arrive until about 5:15. In fact, since we always meet with Tom Renney roughly two hours before…

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27 Future in Hartford unclear

The Hartford Courant is “reporting today”:http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-civiccenter-0321,0,1345224.story that the state of Connecticut is terminating its contract with Madison Square Garden, meaning the Wolf Pack’s future in Hartford is unclear. More on this later…

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9 Too close for comfort

There’s no way I can use that phrase without immediately thinking of the mediocre Ted Knight sitcom of the same name. But that’s just me, a child of bad ’80s television (I have a similar reaction when people refer to “different strokes” or “the facts of life”). Anyway, my point…

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54 Comings and goings (Updated)

Brendan Shanahan and Tom Renney need to get their stories straight. While the Rangers coach only said he was leaning toward having the future Hall-of-Famer back in the lineup tomorrow, Shanahan sounded today like it would take armed guards at the Garden door to keep him out against the Flyers…

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44 The best player in hockey…

…is not above dressing down an opposing player with the occasional obscenity. Or at least that was the case tonight, when, moments after Mark Recchi was called for boarding Ryan Hollweg, Sidney Crosby could be clearly seen calling Hollweg something I couldn’t write on this blog. Of course, this was…

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40 More from the skate

Here’s more from Jason Strudwick on his unique experience playing in the Swiss League. Among the more interesting differences (not included below) Strudwick noted is that the top scorer on each team has to wear a yellow jersey, borrowing somewhat on an idea from the Tour de France. “So after…

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42 Old and new reunited

Consider the strange dynamic confronted by Jason Strudwick right now. Seated in his locker stall at the MSG Training Center, with the clock directly across from him, the recently signed defenseman couldn’t help but watch the minutes tick down until he cleared waivers at noon and was officially back as…

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105 It’s all coming together now

OK, so maybe there’s some sarcasm in there seeing how half the Rangers roster remains in sort of brace or cast. I saw Marcel Hossa walking out of the dressing room last night limping so badly he looked like he just took a two-by-four to the knee, which leads me…

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71 The man of the hour

If you’re Ryan Callahan, I’m assuming there are worse ways to spend St. Patrick’s Day than by scoring two goals at the Garden. What’s better is you get to again be the featured audio on the blog (fulfilling the trifecta of all boyhood hockey dreams: Stanley Cup, Olympic gold, Sam’s…

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138 A little luck wouldn’t hurt…

*UPDATE, 6:45 p.m.: With Ryan Hollweg back in the lineup tonight, the Rangers were no longer granted an emergency call-up. Hence, the team sent Brandon Dubinsky back to Hartford, and have kept Ryan Callahan as an emergency call-up for Marcel Hossa. If you’re confused, get in line.* It appears I…

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20 As you chip away at the ice in your driveway…

…realize the storm yesterday also had an impact on your wayward hockey team. With a scorned Aaron Ward and the rest of the Bruins less than seven hours away, the Rangers just landed at Westchester County Airport, providing them minimal turnaround time to get ready for tonight. In other news,…

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73 Is it just bad aim?

The problem doesn’t lie with games like these. After giving up the tying goal tonight, I dare say the Rangers were actually fairly impressive the rest of the way. The problem is when you give up two-goal leads to teams like Columbus, fairly impressive doesn’t cut it on the road…

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209 Who’s next?

It’s true, the Rangers are looking into bringing back Jason Strudwick provided they can get him out of his contract in Switzerland and he can then clear waivers. Either way, the defenseman won’t be eligible for the playoffs. And if that doesn’t work out, the team is also looking into…

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47 Opportunity knocks

*UPDATE, 12:20 p.m.: One Ryan takes the place of another: Hollweg is still out with the flu, while Callahan will play his third NHL game. The Rangers had more in mind than filling in for Hollweg when they brought Callahan up. But naturally, this seals it.* Another game, another chance…

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74 Third chance for Callahan

As promised, Ryan Callahan has been called up from Hartford and practiced today on a line with Matt Cullen and Sean Avery. Continuing our multi-media experience here on the blog, I present the wing talking about his third go-round with the Rangers this season. [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/callahan0315.mp3] Having been burned once this…

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