Browsing: Brad Richards

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597 It’s Go Time!

Game 8. First homer of 41. First after that ridiculous world-wide journey. First game of the renovation. First game for Ryan Callahan as Captain. First home games at MSG for Brad Richards and Tim Erixon, and Mike Rupp (assuming he plays) and maybe Jeff Woywitka (if he plays, but I…

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181 First day in the new digs

Needless to say, the Rangers would have been perfectly happy coming home to the old arena after the trek they’d just completed. But to come home to the new lockerroom, new benches, and a one-third renovated Madison Square Garden for the home opener tomorrow, and for Brad Richards to be…

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358 Rangers-Thrashers, er, Jets in review

“It’s pretty ugly everywhere at times now.” That was the quote from Brad Richards (on MSG Network), who said several times several different ways that the Rangers: A) survived themselves and a brutal opening schedule and B) are not playing particularly well, even if they are playing hard most of…

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435 It’s Go Time!

Game 6. The third of a four-game tour of Western Canada. The sixth of a seven-game odyssey to begin the season. Get ready to be inundated with Tom Renney stuff tonight. Wojtek Wolski (groin) is ready to return, but he will not play and be a prucha, as Erik Christensen…

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96 Rangers-Flames in review

Gotta go quickly today. Got a football game to cover tonight, so I’m going to attend a meeting with Mr. T at Mr. Green’s office this morning. Thoughts: 1) I’m going to invoke the name Brian Leetch again. Because Leetch always had a clock in his head, and he knew…

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352 A few more thoughts on this Rangers’ start

You know, some of the negativity is absolutely crazy. I say that a lot around here. It’s kind of like the NFL, where every loss is Armageddon and every win means Super Bowl. Just look at the coverage of the Giants and Jets in this town, and listen to some…

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272 Rangers-Islanders in review

Told ya. This game was exactly what I expected … except that it really wasn’t very nasty. Come to think of it, other than the fights in the stands, it wasn’t nasty at all; and as I recall, last year the Rangers played better and played tougher in games that…

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191 The Nassau sandwich: Big game for the Rangers Saturday

The Rangers began their season with six games — an unnecessary four preseason games and two regular-season games — in Europe. After tomorrow they trek to Western Canada for four games. So Saturday’s game is their only close-to-home tilt in the first seven. And I think, of all these games…

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212 Odds to win the NHL’s 2011-12 major awards

Courtesy of Bodog: Who will win the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player? Alexander Ovechkin (WAS)         4/1 Steven Stamkos (TB)                 11/2 Sidney Crosby (PIT)                   13/2 Daniel Sedin (VAN)                    12/1 Henrik Sedin (VAN)                    14/1 Pavel Datsyuk (DET)                  14/1 Anze Kopitar (LAK)                    18/1 Jonathan Toews (CHI)                 18/1 Corey Perry…

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138 Looking for lefty? Take a Step left

Gotta tell you, I’m starting to be fascinated on this No. 1 left-wing thing. I mean, it shouldn’t be that hard to find a winger to play with the two most gifted forwards on the team, right? It could be all types of players, couldn’t it? Could be an offensive…

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93 Tortorella post-practice

John Tortorella: (I asked him what kind of things the Rangers can do now that they’re home): “Practice, practice. Practice, practice. Who used to say that?” Told it was Allen Iverson, then told that Iverson used it in a different vein … “Put it in the opposite vein of him.…

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15 Post-practice quotes

Sorry. I’ve been experimenting with putting audio up on the blog the way Sam and Jane used to do it, but ran into a little snag. So hope to get it worked out by Saturday’s game on Long Island … or by the home opener. Anyway, back to transcribing the…

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181 Rangers-Mighty Ducks in review

Thoughts: 1) Yay! Skills competition. Pretty serious lack of skills in this one. Brad Richards lost the puck at center ice, and the winning goal was a complete whiff. 2) The Rangers shouldn’t fight the opponent’s goons unless it’s absolutely necessary. So far they have had two staged fights, and…

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41 Rangers preview Part II: Position by position

Forwards The look all changed when Brad Richards signed for $60 million over nine, years. Throw a legit No. 1 center onto any roster and it trickles down mightily. Now the Rangers have an elite playmaking center to play with Marian Gaborik, who had a terrible second season (22 goals,…

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52 Who’s on first (line)?

Now that the cuts have been pretty much made, and most of the decisions, too, there’s one thing still to ponder. We kind of started the discussion last night. Who is going to end up the first-line left wing on Opening Night? Guess the next two preseason games are worth…

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19 Rangers-Frolunda in review

(Editor’s note: Anybody interested in doing reviews of the Sunday or Monday games? If so, e-mail me at rcarpini@lohud.com) Another round of cuts coming today for John Tortorella. As I’ve said all along, there really aren’t a lot of spots available for new guys. The Rangers still need to keep…

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40 John Tortorella media conference

John Tortorella: On the post-practice event in which members of the FDNY and NYPD hockey teams were interspersed with Rangers players for a scrimmage game and a shootout. Tortorella, by the way, was the happiest guy on the ice when some of the firemen and cops scored on Henrik Lundqvist.…

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209 John Tortorella’s press conference

Better late than never. This is yesterday’s presser. I won’t be around the team today as it skates in the morning and then flies — that’s right, flies — to Albany for the preseason opener. I’ll be back this evening for a Go Time thread. Tortorella noted that there’s a…

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138 Rangers camp update

Before I drive headlong into rush-hour traffic … The Rangers will announce their roster for tomorrow’s game in Albany later on. I’ll put it up as soon as I get it. Chad Kolarik tweaked a knee today and is going to be checked out. Michael Sauer did his fitness (torture…

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34 First day of scrimmages and pucks

The Rangers play hockey for the first time this training camp. We’re going to have to count on our Twitter widget ——> for live updates, etc. In the meantime, here are some leftover interviews from the weekend: Wojtek Wolski: Talked about getting past the old “garbage” and starting over. “I…

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