Browsing: Benoit Pouliot

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582 Oilers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 14. Oilers at Rangers. The Rangers come off a hideous loss in Toronto Saturday, a game in which they got swept up into playing the Leaves’ game of chances, executing terribly, playing poorly defensively. Just a lousy game that ended with a giveaway and a 4-on-1 game-winning goal…

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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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193 Game 3: Rangers-Kings in review

This is subject to change, and subject to the blog server not crashing, but we’re planning to do another Live Stanley Cup Final Chat today at noon. Or maybe we’ll call it, Talking You Down. Be there. Thoughts: 1) This review is quick and easy. The Los Angeles Kings are…

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352 Game 2: Rangers-Kings in review

Thoughts: 1) I’m going to start out with that one single play. I understand, maybe the Kings come back anyway, maybe they don’t and there’s no way to know. It sure started the comeback that did happen, though. But we’ve been saying all year long how these freakin’ inconsistent calls…

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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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204 Alain Vigneault: Different style = loads of success

Hee’s my column on Alain Vigneault: By Rick Carpiniello Alain Vigneault doesn’t bristle often, at least not publicly. If a question is one he doesn’t care to answer directly, he will do it with a smile or a joke. For example, when one of the many video replay rulings went…

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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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262 Game 5: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Thoughts: 1) Dan Girardi called it a gong show. That’s as good as I’ve got. The Canadiens won, so they can be happy about it, but that’s a hideous game. Two in a row, actually, but Game 5 worse than Game 4.  Ghastly. After Game 4, after all the talk…

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