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114 Rangers at Bruins … It’s Go Time!

Preseason Game 3. Rangers at Bruins. ICYMI, the Rangers will practice at West Point’s Tate Rink on Oct. 5-6, and the Oct. 5, 11 a.m. practice will be open to the public. They will then fly to Chicago for the Oct. 7 opener (and Stanley Cup banner raising). This afternoon,…

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21 Rangers at Bruins tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at BOSTON BRUINS Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET TD Garden – Boston, MA Rangers: 1-1-0 (2 pts) Bruins: 2-0-0 (4 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their third game of the 2015-16 preseason against the Boston Bruins in an Original…

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117 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Is the preseason almost over? Funny how you look forward to hockey all these months, and conveniently forget how choppy and disjointed these games are. Remember when preseason games were just a string of fights interrupted…

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138 Rangers-Devils in review

Click here to read my game story and the post-game notes & quotes (or scroll down one thread). Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Not terrible for a preseason game. But definitely a…

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97 Devils at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW JERSEY DEVILS Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 53-22-7 (113 pts)* Devils: 32-36-14 (78 pts)* *Records are from the 2014-15 regular season TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their first game of…

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68 Rangers training camp, Day 2

Gonna have to miss training camp today, the first day of actual hockey work, but plan on being there Sunday and at MSG Monday for the preseason opener vs. Newark. A couple of things from Day 1 on ice for the Rangers: Marc Staal not only had a bone chip…

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35 Rangers’ Etem, Stalberg look to fill holes

GREENBURGH – The Rangers team that went to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final last May lost two top-nine forwards: Carl Hagelin, who had to be traded for salary-cap reasons, and Martin St. Louis, who retired after his production slipped in the second half of the season. To a…

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35 Vigneault: Zuccarello 100 percent medically cleared

Confirming a report here a few weeks ago, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault told NHL.com Friday that winger Mats Zuccarello is “100 percent cleared” for training camp. Zuccarello suffered a concussion and skull injury, and some memory loss and vision problems, when he was hit in the head by a Ryan…

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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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