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410 Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) I still think the staged fights are dumb and mostly useless. But to a degree I agree with John Tortorella, that when a guy is in that kind of battle, right in front of your bench, teammates need to take that and run with it, at least a…

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202 Rangers-Bruins in review

Thoughts: 1) I’m not judging anything or anybody after one game. But I agree with Captain Callahan, who said, “we’ve gotta increase out battle level.” It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t where it was last year (or the year before), and with some of the guys they lost — who…

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56 Season preview: Five questions

Grittier, or prettier? The Rangers lost some of their grinding personality in Brandon Prust, Brandon Dubinsky and Ruslan Fedotenko, and a big part of their game was battling for every inch of ice. Some of that has been replaced, and Rick Nash will use his big body, too. But this…

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132 Redden (and Gomez) could resurrect careers with new buyout rule

One of many reminders: Live Chat Wednesday at noon. Be there. ******************************************* Here’s my notebook from camp today: Two of Glen Sather’s biggest mistakes could be freed from their contracts by Saturday and thus, conceivably, continue their NHL careers. Defenseman Wade Redden, whom Sather signed to a six-year, $39 million…

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89 Post-practice interviews

First some quick stuff: Brad Richards missed a third day in a row with the flu. The Rangers will not work out on the ice tomorrow, instead doing classroom/video meetings, so MSG Network’s training camp special has been pushed back to Thursday. Listen to Torts when he is asked if…

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135 Guest blogger: Corey Brill

Good morning Rangers fans! Here is a brief introduction about me, which will hopefully put everything I say into some kind of context. Like many of you, I am a diehard Rangers fan, avid reader of Carps’ blog, season ticket holder, and a fan since birth. My first Rangers memory…

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139 NHL.com’s 30 in 30 begins … well, now it’s 28 in 28

I should have mentioned this earlier, that NHL.com has begun its annual 30 in 30, in which it examines the off-season moves and previews the upcoming season for each team within the span of a month. So far, they’ve done the Eastern Conference champion Devils (that hurts, huh?), and Brandon…

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260 With Rick Nash aboard, does better mean better?

Here’s my column from The Journal News and LoHud.com today: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH — The Rangers’ big, shiny new toy stood in front of three differently colored No. 61 uniform jerseys Wednesday afternoon and couldn’t stop smiling. Rick Nash is happy to be here, thrilled to be a Ranger…

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186 Guest blogger: Tiki

First, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Carp for allowing me to write this guest post, and for cultivating a family atmosphere on this blog which has created so many lifetime friendships. This post concerns both life and hockey. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, a special person will come…

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385 Guest blogger: Joekuh

Houston, We Have a Problem…or not. First and foremost, thank you Carp aka Blogfather for giving me the chance to do yet another summer post. I’ve done posts before about my humble fan beginnings, and the first time I played hockey. Today’s topic will be a little different though, because…

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144 Guest blogger: afrey94

2011-12: The Year In Review It’s hard to believe we’re in the middle of summer already and it’s been almost a full year since we were eagerly looking ahead to the 2011-12 season (my preview, which did predict an ECF berth and loss, can be found at http://rangers.lohudblogs.com/2011/08/22/guest-blogger-afrey94/).  I had…

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190 Guest blogger: Lowell

Some Random Thoughts: ·        The league needs to implement a “Justin Schultz rule.” Perhaps something like making a draft choice the property of the drafting team for seven years. Anaheim got regally screwed by a loophole where a college player can easily become an unrestricted free agent. Here’s how simple…

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371 Rangers’ free agency scoreboard

While we wait on a major move, which will happen, though obviously there’s no rush, here’s the scorecard so far (hope I’m not missing anybody): Lost: Brandon Prust. Ruslan Fedotenko. John Mitchell. Jeff Woywitka. John Scott. Chad Johnson. Jonathan Audy-Marchessault. Added: Arron Asham. Micheal Haley. Taylor Pyatt. Kyle Jean. Retained:…

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1037 It’s Go Time! … free agency edition

Here we go. It’s like walking into Leapin’ Larry’s with a fistful of credit cards. Will update all day long. If you think we need a new thread later, just say so. As far as a blog crash … fingers still tightly crossed. I will say this again, just because…

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368 Just a few quick thoughts on Game 1

1) How is the Dainius Zubrus elbow any different whatsoever than the Brandon Prust elbow? And does anybody want to bet the NHL won’t even look at it? 2) This was a game ya boys could have won. 3) Ilya Kovalchuk sure wasn’t Mr. Superstar in Game 1, and that…

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107 Breakup day interviews: Tortorella

The last file today is with the coach. He spoke for about 20 minutes, touching on a number of topics — even violating his own edict that he wouldn’t discuss individual players. Here it is… John Tortorella: Some highlights… • On future expectations for Chris Kreider: “He’s going to go…

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196 Rangers-Devils Game 6 in review

One last time … or at least, one final game review. We’ll have a lot more to discuss, analyze, etc., over the coming days and weeks. Maybe we can do a Live Chat during the coming week and talk it all out. Thoughts: 1) I’m trying to feel your pain,…

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