UPDATE, 5:50 p.m.: Same lineup against Bs. And that includes Thomas Pock out of the lineup for the second consecutive game. More later… UPDATE, 2:45 p.m.: Don’t order that No. 21 Liberty sweater just yet. Now comes word that Forsberg has NOT waived his no-trade clause. This is why I... Read More →
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Some early morning thoughts while the Rangers are busy locking up Jason Krog to a multi-year deal. I’m kidding, of course… Put down the defibrillator…. Apparently all is well between Brendan Shanahan and Jaromir Jagr, with the two clearing the air after “Friday’s mild theatrics”:http://rangers.lohudblogs.com/2007/01/26/stuck-in-the-middle-between-two-hall-of-fame-wings/. I didn’t doubt that this... Read More →
As kids playing street hockey, we always referred to one of us playing goalie without a mask as “going Gumper.” The Hall of Famer, who was a Calder Trophy winner with the Rangers and didn’t wear a mask until the final season of his career, “died yesterday at 77”:http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=193916&hubname=nhl, depriving... Read More →
Maybe Brendan Shanahan is right: results have a way of making everyone happy. And with that in mind, the Rangers might well just need a power play goal or two and a win against the hapless Flyers, and this team can get past whatever philosophical differences that might exist “not... Read More →
I suppose some elaboration is in order for how this whole Jaromir Jagr-Brendan Shanahan thing shook out today, even if it turns out to be nothing more than a curious misunderstanding. For one thing, as much as I enjoy injecting myself into my daily accounts here, that’s purely for this—a... Read More →
I’ll have more later from practice, but in the meantime, some quick updates: Martin Straka is still out with some sort of flu and will not be traveling with the Rangers to Philadelphia when the team flies out at 3 p.m. There is a chance he’ll join the team tonight,... Read More →
Michael Nylander shaved his goatee. Is there really any stopping this team now?
I say that because as much as the Rangers’ promotion of Dan Girardi is significant, even more noteworthy are the remarks made by Jaromir Jagr just now. The message? This is all on him. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I think when your top guy and your captain does well, the team does well,Ã¢â‚¬? Jagr... Read More →
…..actually, it’s just Girardi. I don’t know the reasoning, but the defenseman is the lone call-up on the ice for the first practice back from the All-Star break. You may now begin second-guessing. I’ll have more after practice….
So say the Rangers, although they have yet to officially say who is coming up. Chances are we won’t know until closer to 5 p.m., when the team hits the ice for its first practice back from the All-Star break. But obviously if exposing Dan Girardi to waivers is not... Read More →
Maybe he saw this coming, maybe he’s still seething inside, but the Darius Kasparaitis I spoke to this afternoon wasn’t the indignant veteran I met up with when “he was first sent to Hartford back in November”:http://rangers.lohudblogs.com/2006/11/01/you-wonder-why-the-whalers-ever-left/. As opposed to then, when Kasparaitis made it clear that he didn’t feel... Read More →
As many of you already know, the Rangers waived Darius Kasparaitis today, a move that many could see coming given his uneven play of late. I’ll have more on what this all means, both the good and bad, later. But in the meantime, a quick matter of housecleaning. The Rangers... Read More →
A late start to the day, in large part due to another bout of illness rolling through Blog Headquarters. We are a resilient bunch, however, so not to worry. On then to some quick updates: Yes, it sounds like the Rangers are pushing through with their plans to call up... Read More →
I have only limited insight into the Peter Forsberg situation, which is hardly surprising seeing how I have limited insight into pretty much everything else, both related to hockey and not. But what I do know is that the injury prone Swede’s name “hasn’t completely disappeared”:http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=4991, which reminds me of... Read More →
UPDATE, 12:45: Never mind. From ESPN.COM: There won’t be an imminent change in the NHL schedule, after all. After sources indicated that the NHL’s board of governors were set to revert back to the pre-lockout schedule format, the group was again unable to reach an agreement on the issue when... Read More →