Browsing: Brian Boyle

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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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738 It’s Go Time!

Game 1 Have you waited long enough for this game? Bunch of guys making their Rangers’ debuts: Rick Nash, Taylor Pyatt, Jeff Halpern and Brandon Segal. Plus Chris Kreider makes his regular-season NHL debut. Check out the new thingy on the left … it’s our Three Rangers Stars poll. You…

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89 Season preview: Position by position

FORWARDS: Three years ago, the Rangers had zero legit first-line forwards. Two years ago they had one (Marian Gaborik). Last year they had two (Gaborik and Brad Richards). This year they have three, with the addition of power forward Rick Nash. The lockout gave Gaborik time to heal from shoulder…

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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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62 Rangers’ first unofficial skate of the post-lockout

Sorry again for the tech problems with the audio. I’m supposed to be getting a new, improved (how could it be worse than this p.o.c. Mac?) laptop for the season so this won’t continually happen. To review, 15 players skated today, including: Ryan Callahan, Brad Richards, Marc Staal, Ryan McDonagh,…

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17 Rangers, Flyers and friends played hockey for a cause

I wasn’t on hand, but here is a story from our Gannett paper the Courier-Post with some video. There is also a photo gallery. They were chanting “Fire Bettman” among other things as the guys filled the arena with more than 10,000 fans, all proceeds going to Hurricane Sandy victims.…

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171 Guest blogger: LW3H

(Editor’s note: Time for some more zany cleverness from our friend LW3H, the author of the very funny Springing Malik blog. If you haven’t seen his latest entry, click here.) ******************************************* Having been begged mercilessly by precisely nobody to contribute to the great, late summer of RR (“worst internet blog”)…

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413 Are these the 2012-13 New York Rangers?

The Rangers signing Anton Stralman yesterday, and all this cooky talk about Shane Doan wanting four years (I haven’t seen anything substantiating it, but you keep hearing it, and teams like Detroit are dropping out) and Alex “The Invisible Man” Semin landing in Carolina, makes me wonder. Is this it…

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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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166 Rick Nash interview

As I said, had tech difficulties with my piece of garbage Mac laptop. So I’m posting this as I type it. OK? No? Too bad. Rick Nash: “I don’t think it’s all digested just yet. It’s been a bit crazy with everything happening and me coming down here (from Toronto).…

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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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165 Guest blogger: e3

(Editor’s note: I had to edit some things out of this guest post … not for any particular reason other than I didn’t completely understand where they were going. I normally wouldn’t point out such edits, but you guys familiar with our friend e3 know what I mean.) First, a…

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477 Guest blogger: Marfar … a rebuttal

Why You Move Derek Stepan for Rick Nash I have been watching the National Hockey League for over 40 years and even a non-professional like me can identify who may be a special talent and who, despite his youth, and ability to make an occasional “wow” pass, is merely an ordinary player and…

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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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