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217 It was fun while it lasted

It turns out the Rangers were inside the playoff picture for no more than 24 hours before being bumped out again by Carolina last night. Yet here’s why that’s not such a bad thing heading into today against the Pens: If there was even the slightest chance the Rangers were…

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42 And there were three goals scored, too…..

Just as I suspected, our airwaves and headlines today were dominated by reaction to Chris Simon’s bludgeoning of Ryan Hollweg last night at the Coliseum: The back page of tabloids. The opening segments on sports radio. All year long we’ve lamented how hockey has been relegated to a niche sport…

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99 “Another black eye for the NHL”

Those were the words I heard on the radio just now when referring to the Chris Simon hit on Ryan Hollweg. This is the real disappointing part. I’m assuming that just about everyone who frequents this site is like me in that they love hockey. And yet because of one…

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208 What to watch for: Uniondale edition

Sadly, but expected nonetheless, I am not on the Island, but in the palatial Blog Headquarters, where my numerous assistants are scurrying to and fro, fetching me papers and coffee and looking up obscure statistics about the last time a Ranger scored a goal on a full moon while not…

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20 Standing in for Sam

Sorry folks, this is not Sam but former Rangers’ beat writer Andrew Gross, who for one glorious day is getting to relive all the fun of being around a hockey rink. Remembered how to get to the Nassau Coliseum (not hard, considering it’s right across the street from the Jets’…

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22 Unhealthy (and healthy) scratches

If the alternative was to be a healthy team with a wounded pride because they’re already out of the playoff race, the Rangers will surely take their reality: one of a decidedly unhealthy team that is still just two points out of a playoff spot. With that in mind, the…

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8 Dubinsky gets his shot

More thanks are in order to Andrew Gross, who is helping me get through my jury duty misery by keeping me — and by extension, you — updated on the Rangers. Here’s Andrew’s report on the recently summoned Brandon Dubinsky, who will be thrown into the fire tomorrow night against…

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117 Please, can I go back to my day job?

You know, as much as I have never lost sight of how lucky I am to have a job where I spend most of my time watching hockey (or golf, or baseball) and then writing about it, there are days when it’s certainly reinforced. Count today as one of those…

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42 Finally, I can move on

Here on The Blog, we make every effort to be free of partiality when discussing hockey’s highest level. Not so, though, when talking about the amateur game. You already know my devotion to my beloved UNH Wildcats. But not to be discounted as well is my allegiance to my old…

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40 Can’t catch a break

Just when I was feeling sorry for myself for the unfortunate timing of my jury duty comes confirmation that I am better off than Marcel Hossa. In line with the same injury sustained by Fedor Tyutin last week, an MRI today revealed that Hossa will miss three to four weeks…

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70 Rangers promote Dubinsky, Liffiton

Hey everyone. Since our judicial process is currently holding Sam hostage from you, I will step in here quickly to tell you *the team has recalled Brandon Dubinsky and David Liffiton.* I don’t have much time, so here’s the release. *Note at the bottom that Hossa is due for an…

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41 The cloud inside the silver lining

The line of the night belongs to one of my editors, Joe Erwin, who, in reference to Rick DiPietro’s 56-save effort, said, “After a performance like that, DiPietro should demand a contract extension.” It was impressive stuff, but equally impressive was how the Rangers still squeezed out the very type…

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95 Looks good to me

Though Tom Renney still insists that Martin Straka will be a game-time decision, the coach helped the 34-year-old center test out his left shoulder by feathering some one-timers to Straka at mid-ice during the morning skate. Straka looked good to me, although I am not a doctor (nor do I…

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28 Living in the moment

Flash back to two days ago, to the second intermission of Saturday’s matinee against the Blues: The Rangers were down 2-0, and their season was essentially over — not so much because they would be back six points or whatever in the playoff race, but because it was apparent they…

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45 It’s not you, it’s me

Actually, it’s not technically me, either, but a faulty LoHud server that is preventing any of you from making comments. I’m told it’s not something that’s going to be resolved until tomorrow, so you’ll just have to press on without the poetic musings of “DumpJagrDope” for another day. If you…

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37 The skeleton crew carries on

A few thoughts at the end of a long day: Tom Renney hardly sounded optimistic when talking about Martin Straka’s availability for Monday against the Islanders. I take “we’ll see” to mean “no way,” but maybe we’ll be surprised. In trying to capture everything that happened today, I failed to…

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