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39 Training camp is open, and Alain Vigneault is ready to go

Here’s my story from The Journal News and lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – Alain Vigneault looked tanned, rested and ready to go Thursday. The Rangers’ coach had a short summer due to the team’s surprise trip to the Stanley Cup Final, which ended in mid-June. Vigneault had better be…

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1613 NHL free-agency day … It’s Go Time!

Here’s my column from The Journal News and lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello In pretty much any other year, the Rangers would probably be overpaying, or attempting to overpay Paul Stastny or some other free agent when the market opens Tuesday at noon. But this isn’t any other year. This is…

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487 NHL Entry Draft … It’s Go Time!

Barring a shocking trade up, ya boys won’t be participating in the draft until tomorrow, when they have four picks plus the third rounder they picked up from Vancouver today … ICYMI … in exchange for Derek Dorsett. That trade also shed Dorsett’s $1.633M cap hit on a day when…

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205 Game 5: Rangers-Kings in review

We’ll have some more chats, for sure. And we’re going to have a lot of reaction the next several days, then through breakup day, the buyout period, the draft (do they have any picks?) and of course July 1. Gonna be a short summer. Thoughts: 1) Happy Anniversary? June 14,…

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218 Rangers live to play another day

Here’s my column on Game 4, from The Journal News and Lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello NEW YORK – The Rangers are going back to Cali. They have life. Their brink of elimination is no further away than it was before Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, their margin for…

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258 Game 1: Rangers-Kings in review

Thoughts: 1) I’m not sure what to make of Game 1. Why? Because I thought it was kind of what we should have expected. The Kings are a bigger, heavier team who beat the crap out of you and give up chances. The Rangers are a faster team that won’t…

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508 Game 6: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here to see Josh Thomson, 26’s story about the Rangers’ clincher last night. Click here to read my column, which was kind of stymied by deadline, on the Rangers reaching the Cup final. Thoughts: 1) “Alain,” the question began, “if somebody told you in October you’d be playing in…

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247 Game 4: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here to read Josh Thomson, 26’s story about Martin St. Louis’ overtime heroics. Thoughts: 1) Well, now I guess you can say that Alain Vigneault is better than his predecessor, since he’s gotten one game farther … that’s sarcasm, of course. Vigneault’s done a terrific job with this team,…

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329 Game 2: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Thoughts: 1) Just please, please, please don’t expect that this is going to be easy. First of all, remember in ’96, the last time these teams played, Montreal won the first two at MSG, then the Rangers won four in a row, three in Montreal. Never saw that coming. But…

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749 Game 7: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Big as the building. Pretty much the same core group of guys, five Game 7 wins in the last seven series, 10-2 in elimination games. This is a team that never, in 16 opportunities, had come back from 3-1 to win a series, never, in four tries, had…

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