Browsing: Brandon Dubinsky

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107 Post-game interviews

A few interesting things post-game. First, John Tortorella said he was told Brandon Dubinsky’s unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the third period was for throwing snow on the goalie. He and Ryan Callahan both said the calls on the disallowed goals were correct. Henrik Lundqvist said he was distracted, ahead of…

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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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353 Rangers-Oilers in review

Last year, “It’s Just Pain” was the defining quote from Brandon Prust, the one that said it all about the Rangers. You’d better hope that this year’s mantra isn’t John Tortorella’s “We sucked from head to toe.” I thought that was hilarious, but true. And very, very calculated. Coaches and…

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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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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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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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52 Rangers-Kings in review

We’re underway. Ya boys got a point on the road, blew a lead, caused way-too-early panic, took too many penalties. In other words, situation normal. Quick turnaround with a 1 p.m. road game today vs. the future Stanley Cup runnerup Mighty Ducks in Stockholm. Thoughts: 1) Time of possession in…

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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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64 Rangers preview Part I: Keys to the season

Keys to the Rangers season 1) Marian Gaborik. He has one of the top playmaking centers in the NHL now, with Brad Richards. The Rangers must get around 40 goals, or more, from Gaborik, who would also then make a previously pathetic power play go if he’s back on his…

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505 Bye, bye Avery (again)? (updated)

Regarding Sean Avery … I don’t think he was/is going to play much at all this season if he stayed/stays. Mike Rupp, for one, completely takes away his position in the lineup, and is a much, much better and more versatile player. Mats Zuccarello had a great camp. You could…

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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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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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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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78 Captain Callahan; alternate Staal … then what?

So word got out last night that the Rangers will name their captains today. Um, I’d bet the old ranch that Ryan Callahan will be named captain. There’s just no way to justify anybody else, right? And Marc Staal was named alternate last year and did absolutely nothing to deserve…

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140 Don’t Mess with the Captain

I was reading some speculation yesterday that, if Captain Callahan gets to arbitration and ends up with a one-year award, he may not get the captaincy. And, well, that just doesn’t make any sense to me. The guy is the captain of the Rangers. It’s his team. The team takes…

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456 Ryan Callahan, you are on the clock

Here is the story by USA Today’s Kevin Allen and Mike Brehm about Brandon Dubinsky’s signing yesterday. In it, they quote Ryan Callahan’s agent, Steve Bartlett, on where the negotiations stand. I personally think Capt. Callahan will be signed before he gets to arbitration next Thursday, and that he will…

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317 Official announcement on the Dubinsky signing

From the Rangers: RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD BRANDON DUBINSKY New York, July 21, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Brandon Dubinsky on a new contract. Dubinsky, 25, skated in 77 games with…

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137 Dubinsky locked up for four years, $16.8M

God, I love that Twitter widget over there ——> On a day when there’s news, it really does its job. So Brandon Dubinsky and the Rangers avoided arbitration at the last second, and you know what? The deal is the right one for everybody. If it took a little longer…

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