It’s now been a few weeks since we’ve all been together on the beat, and yet I can still see my man “Steve Zipay of Newsday”:http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/hockey/rangers/blog/ hobbling along on his bad wheel (“Rugby in college,” Zip liked to explain, as if the mere mention of an athletic injury would have... Read More →
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More bodies in training camp. It’s going to be a busy September, I gather. Here’s the release from the Rangers: RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD BRODIE DUPONT New York, May 21, 2007—New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms... Read More →
Don Maloney is one of three finalists going back for “another interview with the ‘Yotes”:http://www.azcentral.com/sports/coyotes/articles/0519sptdigest0519.html. I’m interested to see how the Rangers respond. If the Rangers respond, that is. Meanwhile, the suicide hotline in Buffalo will be ramping up staffing over the next few days. The Sabres are done.
I’ll be sure to pass along your thoughts on Gomez and Drury to the powers-that-be. But I’m not sure my wife knows who either of those people are. Let’s all bear in mind that neither of these players are definitely going to leave their current teams, and that if they... Read More →
I spent today back on the golf beat out at the LPGA’s Sybase Classic in Clifton, N.J., which is not going to be confused with playoff hockey on the excitement meter. But golf has its own charms, which at least some of you can attest to. As for the rest... Read More →
Despite television ratings that lag slightly behind re-runs of “Different Strokes”, the NHL is reporting a revenue growth of at least 5 percent according to “this report”:http://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=article.main&articleId=55148&requestTimeout=900 in Sports Business Journal. Outside of the fact that this is also a reflection of increased ticket prices, this has some positives for... Read More →
Here’s today’s question: As a Rangers fan, do you take pleasure in the Sabres’ sluggish start in the Eastern Conference final because of your deep-rooted animosity toward Buffalo, its hockey team, and its citizens? Or would you rather see the Sabres trounce their rival Senators as a sort of validation... Read More →
Of course, that’s not necessarily applicable if you can somehow access your Internet in bed. And by the way, if you ARE reading this blog in bed, maybe that’s something you should keep to yourself. Anyway, in the absence of a lot of hard news over the next few days,... Read More →
You may have already heard that Don Maloney is “scheduled to interview for the vacant GM job in Phoenix”:http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=207229&hubname=nhl. Bear in mind that the Rangers assistant GM is one of nine candidates, and even if he did get the job, I would have to think the Rangers would try to... Read More →
Glen Sather pulled the trigger on a trade to send the Rangers prized rookie forward to Russia for the hairstylist of “former heavyweight champ Nicolay Valuev.”:http://www.boxrec.com/media/images/f/f6/NicolayValuev.jpg Sather also sent the Russians “future considerations.” OK…maybe not. But Callahan is headed to Moscow to join Team USA for tonight’s quarterfinal match with... Read More →
Since I, like many of you, have to contend with hockey withdrawal over the next few days and weeks, you can still count on this being a forum for news, opinions, and speculation during the off-season. That said, I do have another gig “covering golf”:http://golf.lohudblogs.com/, something I did competently enough... Read More →
Seeing how today was the last day of formal access to the Rangers for four months, my temptation was to dispense this gradually over the next few days. But in the immediate world of the Internet, my guess is that wouldn’t work, and so you get what will probably be... Read More →
Here’s Tom Renney on a wide range of topics, including the Yankees signing of Roger Clemens, the latest debate of Democratic candidates, and why he thinks “Spiderman 3” is better than the first two. OK, the coach didn’t talk about any of those things. But he did talk plenty about... Read More →
Of course, feel free to substitute “smart” with “woefully incoherent.” It’s really your call. Either way, “here’s the RNN clip of me”:http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070507/VIDEO0602/305070016/-1/RNN talking about the end of the Rangers season and speculating on where they go moving forward. To the expert fans like yourselves, much of this is basic stuff.... Read More →
From the Rangers: The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Sudbury Wolves Defenceman Marc Staal is the recipient of the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the OHL’s Most Outstanding Defenceman for the 2006-07 season.