Michael Nylander shaved his goatee. Is there really any stopping this team now?
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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 →
Maybe this isn’t the best time to be talking about Brendan Shanahan as an early MVP candidate. It’s only been a few weeks since “I made that case”:http://rangers.lohudblogs.com/2007/01/15/the-shanny-dilemma/ to the folks at the USA Today, but in that time, the eight-time All-Star has been immersed in a prolonged goal-scoring slump,... Read More →
The plan was for Tom Renney to be in Hartford yesterday to assess the “Rangers’ young talent”:http://www.courant.com/sports/hockey/hc-wolfpack0222.artjan22,0,1808799.story?coll=hc-headlines-hockey, and I doubt there are many among you who would have a problem if he came back to New York with a player or two (or eight). Still, there are two variables to... Read More →
Seeing how I had never done this before, one of my greatest concerns heading into this venture was finding enough to write about over the long-grind of an 82 game-season. Here is at least one area where the Rangers haven’t disappointed. This season has been a lot of things —... Read More →
I suppose it’d be misleading to say there’s trouble in paradise when there hasn’t exactly been a utopian feel around the Rangers all season. But consider these comments from Brendan Shanahan about the Rangers’ sputtering power play. Yes, it sounds like he’s referring to the coaching of Tom Renney here.... Read More →
For some reason, an afternoon Rangers game always reminds me of the regrettable blue puck days of the ’90s, back when some brilliant Fox executive decided hockey was just one dash of laser tag away from mainstream acceptance The best part about it was when I actually had to explain... Read More →
I suppose it would be an upgrade, although chances are the 33-year-old Swede would spend most of his time in some sort of soft cast, watching from the press box. But according to John Dellapina at the News, the Rangers are one of a dozen teams looking into a deal... Read More →