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207 Rangers’ draft in review

Thoughts: 1) Right now, at this very moment, I think the Rangers are not as good as they were when they last played a hockey game. That’s just me. But when they were eliminated, I thought that they had only one legit first-line player, and he proved once again incapable…

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173 NHL Awards show tonight … let the Rangers’ action begin

Vegas, baby! The NHL Awards show — a usually ridiculous, barely entertaining, at times insufferable extravaganza of strained jokes and questionable music — is tonight in Las Vegas. And, yes, the team that had the best regular-season in the NHL, has just two finalists for any award — coach Alain…

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31 Rangers’ “breakup day” interviews

Sorry for the delay, but I typed these out and it took a while … will post my story and notebook in the morning. Here are some of the interviews with more to come later on. From breakup day: Mats Zuccarello: “The doctors say I’m going to be fine, just…

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442 Rangers’ breakup day … more later

Headed over to Rangers’ breakup day today … it’s a tedious day normally. Can’t wait. Will tweet out some stuff as we go, for those who follow the Peabrain Paradise. Probably won’t get much chance to blog during the day. But will blog afterward. Question for you guys: Do you…

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360 Game 7: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for a great photo gallery by Frank Becerra Jr. Click here to read my column on another failed season for Henrik Lundqvist. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story from Game 7. Click here to see Josh’s notebook, about Ryan McDonagh’s broken foot, etc. Click here for…

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191 Game 7: Lightning 2, Rangers 0 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR; post-game interview transcripts courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports: Lightning 2, Rangers 0. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        HOT AT THE DOT – The Rangers recorded a single-game playoff-high 40 faceoff wins in the…

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190 Rangers’ off-day interview transcripts

(above) Today is the 21st anniversary of Matteau, Matteau, Matteau! Rangers’ off-day interview transcripts courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports: An interview with: COACH VIGNEAULT Q.  Can you predict what the next game will bring? COACH  VIGNEAULT:   Well,  I  think  what you can predict is that two teams  are…

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274 Game 6: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Seriously … despite all the rhetoric previous 48 hours … is anybody who watched the Rangers these last four years surprised by this? I’m not. And I understand that if they lose Game 7 or if…

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932 Game 6: Rangers at Lightning … It’s Go Time!

Game 6. Rangers at Lightning. I think I may have mentioned during the Washington series once or twice, or thrice, that this could be the final “It’s Go Time!” of the season. I think it’s a coin-flip game, and I predicted 1-1 after two, 2-2 after four, 3-3 after…

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