Browsing: Antti Raanta

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221 Rangers-Islanders in review

Islanders 3, Rangers 2 (OT). Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Tough one to watch, tough one to review. 2) You could see a lot of urgency from the bubble guys,…

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104 Rangers-Devils in review

Devils 5, Rangers 4. Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Thoughts: 1) The Rangers really had a lot of kids in the lineup, and by kids, I mean a lot of Wolf Pack players. And the lineup’s not going to be very impressive…

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139 Rangers-Devils in review

Rangers 3, Devils 1. Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Jimmy “Rhymes with Easy” Vesey. Holy shishkebab. Kid has a breakaway from Kevin Hayes on his first shift in an NHL…

Hockey
69 GM Jeff Gorton thinks Rangers’ fortunes can turn quickly

GREENBURGH — Yes, Rangers GM Jeff Gorton said on Saturday, he heard the talk about making massive changes to his roster when last season ended. Yes, he admitted, he even considered it. But Gorton managed to skillfully do a makeover on the fly, building a younger, deeper, faster team in a…

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94 Stanley Cup Final in review

Thoughts: 1) So the hockey season finally ends. Again, thanks to all of you for hanging in there start to finish, and hopefully you’ll stick around all summer. Going to be an interesting one, and I think the action starts next week, heading into, and at the draft. 2) The…

Hockey
289 Rangers player evaluations — Antti Raanta

The first in a series of Rangers players evaluations: Was going to start elsewhere, but since there’s news, and since he’s one of those who apparently will be here on opening night, let’s start with Antti Raanta. On Monday he signed a two-year extension worth $1 million per, to stay…

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636 Game 5: Rangers-Penguins in review

Game 5: Penguins 6, Rangers 3. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Well, that was fairly predictable. I know a lot of you guys held out hope, and with good reason. You counted on the core of this team that had…

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327 Game 4: Rangers-Penguins in review

Game 4: Penguins 5, Rangers 0. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Heave Ho, three in a row? As in three straight wins? As in three straight years coming back from 3-1 down? 2) Not bloody likely, especially since this is…

Hockey
82 Rangers need more than Lundqvist in Game 2

The Rangers’ best and most important player is expected to be available for Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Penguins Saturday afternoon in Pittsburgh. But a lot more than that has to happen for the Rangers to make a series of it, after dropping the opener in…

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330 Game 1: Rangers-Penguins in review

Game 1: Penguins 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) This is like shootin’ fish in a barrel. It’s almost too easy. There’s not a lot of analysis required, because A) you all saw it and it sure wasn’t…

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445 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Rangers 3, Red Wings 2. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Through an entire regular season now, 82 games worth, we know very…

It's Go Time!
387 Red Wings at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9379788 align=”left”] Game 82. Red Wings at Rangers. Going on ESPN radio’s pre-game show, 98.7 FM, around 12:10 p.m. Give it a listen if you can. The Rangers play their regular-season finale, with a lot at stake, and still more at stake for the Red Wings, who look…

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