Rangers 3, Devils 1. Start engraving the Cup! Hey, I’m new at this. Apparently I was wrong about Nigel Dawes. He never returned. Meanwhile, Aaron Ward and Hugh Jessiman also took a couple of nicks to the face, perhaps derailing their future modeling careers. Anyway, a solid effort to start... Read More →
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Nigel Dawes took a puck to the chin early in the third period and headed to the locker room. Even money says he’s back before the period is over. In the meantime, Ryan Hollweg has taken his place at left wing.
…the score remains Rangers 3, Devils 1. Not a bad showing given the Rangers line-up is comprised almost entirely of prospects while the Devils — from Brodeur to Scott Gomez to Jamie Langenbrunner — clearly have more established players. If there’s a reason the Rangers have looked better at even... Read More →
Rangers 3, Devils 1 A couple of quick observations after a fairly eventful first period: — If the Rangers sought an upgrade when they traded Dominic Moore for Adam Hall, they might have been on to something. I know, I know, it’s the first period of the first exhibition game.... Read More →
Man, that was fast… First Adam Hall beat Brodeur to make it 2-0, then Brandon Dubinsky snapped one low between Brodeur’s legs seconds later to make it 3-0 (Hall’s goal was unassisted. Nigel Dawes and Jason Ward each assisted on the Dubinsky goal). Did I mention that it was Martin... Read More →
Rangers take advantage of an extended power play to open the scoring. Blair Betts beat Martin Brodeur between the legs (“five-hole” in hockey lexicon) at 4:01 into the first. New Rangers Adam Hall and Aaron Ward each were credited with an assist. Overall, pretty good intensity in the early-going….
Greetings from Continental Airlines Arena, where I saw my first professional sporting event of any kind, a 1981 pre-season basketball game between the Nets and the then Washington Bullets. Not sure that’s relevant, but I figured I’d mention it. Anyway, loyal readers, the bad news is our good friends to... Read More →
Or at least this is what I got from this morning’s skate at the MSG Training Center: Adam Hall-Blair Betts-Marcel Hossa Jason Ward-Nigel Dawes-Brandon Dubinsky Francis Lessard-Ryan Hollweg-Lee Falardeau Lauri Korpikoski-Dwight Helminen-Hugh Jessiman Pay no attention to the order since this is just how I wrote them down. As far... Read More →
Always a man of my word, I have more in “today’s paper about Hugh Jessiman”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060919/SPORTS01/609190366/1046/SPORTS, the former first round draft pick who is still looking to establish himself as a pro. Hartford Wolf Pack As it happens, I watched Hugh a good amount in high school, since he played for... Read More →
…and you are? Someone had asked what the overall atmosphere has been like at camp, ever-mindful that the team’s karma might have been disrupted by the frenetic off-season. The short answer is it might be too early to tell. I say that because this has been a particularly fast-paced camp:... Read More →
There’s already been a request for today’s goal scorers, which is suddenly putting me on the spot. Bear in mind there was no official stat sheet — or at least not one shared with the media — but here goes: White: Jessiman (2) Petr Prucha (on a breakaway) Shootout: Matt... Read More →
Again, not sure that means much to you. But what you might want to know is for only the fourth day of training camp, the overall level of intensity was pretty impressive. Since I don’t have much in the way of a reference point, I asked a couple of people... Read More →
White 1, Blue O. Of course, I’m aware that means absolutely nothing to you seeing how you have no idea who is on what team. But here are some quick thoughts on the team’s official intra-squad scrimmage: — The lone goal was scored by Darien, Conn., native and former first-round... Read More →
Welcome hockey fans to the debut of our Rangers blog, now the home to my and others’ rambling thoughts and occasional insights about the Rangers, the sport of hockey, and mankind as a whole. Some of you may be familiar with my name, seeing how I have also covered golf... Read More →