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 →
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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.
You know what they say, never trust what you read in a Swedish newspaper. Actually, I don’t know if anyone says that. But I guess I’m saying it now, because according to Henrik Lundqvist’s agent Don Meehan, the two sides haven’t even spoken about a new contract for the goalie,... Read More →
Thanks to reader Tom for the tip on the Swedish newspaper’s Aftonbladet report that the Rangers are looking to sign Henrik Lundqvist to a seven-year contract extension worth $32 million. We’ll have to leave it as speculation for now seeing how the Rangers have yet to comment. What I will... Read More →
Well, a lot to discuss, and I’m not really sure where to start, which is why the podcast below may be helpful. It’s a hearty 11 minutes, which is probably too long, but seeing how we cover this game, the Rangers future, and the season as a whole, my hope... Read More →
Obviously a lot to talk over, which we’ll get into in a bit. For what it’s worth both Michael Nylander and Brendan Shanahan expressed interest in wanting to come back next year, although with Shanahan, there is the question of whether he’ll play at all next year. “It’s been ‘if’... Read More →
Buffalo wins 5-4. *** 2:34: Rangers do, in fact, score. It’s Nylander…so again they have a chance. *** 5:10: The Rangers had their chances and all the momentum, but it looks like they will fall here. Hecht just scored again on a deflection to give Buffalo a two-goal lead on... Read More →
Nigel Dawes walked into the Garden moments ago a step behind Michael Nylander and looking every bit like a player who expects to see the ice today in Game 6. Tom Renney said his plan is to skate the same lineup that he had yesterday at practice, which featured Dawes... Read More →
While I never doubted that Brendan Shanahan would bring something beyond goals and assists to the Rangers, I always wondered if the “intangibles” quality people always attach to players like him and Mark Messier were a bit oversold. But then came the aftermath of Game 5, and No. 14 again... Read More →
After playing what Brendan Shanahan said was their worst game of the series, the Rangers return to New York and are greeted by their first true elimination game of the season. With that, Tom Renney appears torn between fiddling with the lineup and sticking with what got him here in... Read More →
There’s not much to add here that you all haven’t already said yourselves. This was devastating for the Rangers, and despite all their efforts to say the right things post-game, you wonder whether this will still be with them on Sunday. But if you have to find something to latch... Read More →
The Rangers had a 1-0 lead in Game 7 of the 1994 Eastern Conference final when the Devils tied the game with……7.7 seconds remaining. It took two overtimes, but you know how that game ended. All that said, this will be a very difficult game for the Rangers to win.