Browsing: Brian Boyle

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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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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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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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5 Post-game audio, second try

Sorry about that for those who saw the previous post before I removed the failed attempt at audio. So we try again: Hope this works. Here’s Captain Callahan: Here’s Dan Girardi: Here’s Henrik Lundqvist: Here’s Brian Boyle: And here’s John Tortorella’s post-game press conference, during which he blamed himself for…

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73 Post-game sound

First the news, as you’ve probably seen/heard: Mats Zuccarello after playing 7:31 on nine shifts on a mish-mosh fourth line with no bite, was sent to the Connecticut Whale. Kris Newbury will be recalled for the Rangers trip to Vancouver tomorrow. Well, that audio experiment didn’t work … I’ll try…

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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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145 Mike Rupp on making his Rangers debut in Newark tonight

(Editor’s note: This guy really seems like a great team guy, and that’s what everybody says about him, too). Mike Rupp: On the firefighters and policemen skating with the team yesterday: “A bunch of them wanted to work on their fighting. Some of them probably get more reps in the…

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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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326 Rangers host youth hockey camps at three sites

From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS HOST 7th ANNUAL SUMMER YOUTH HOCKEY CAMP NEW YORK, July 8, 2011 – The New York Rangers Youth Hockey Camp returns for the 7th year this summer, providing children with top-level hockey instruction with a focus on team participation and personal development. The camp…

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419 Rangers lead the league … in arbitrations

Don’t read anything into it. Repeat: Do not read anything into this. It’s part of the process. They will all be re-signed. The good thing is that these filings for arbitration A) get rid of the possibility of an offer sheet being tendered and B) open a second window for…

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167 Some more reaction to Derek Boogaard’s passing

These player reactions came from the Rangers last night: NEW YORK RANGERS PLAYERS ON THE PASSING OF DEREK BOOGAARD Marian Gaborik: “I found out immediately, like right away…it was late at night here…I couldn’t believe it.  It was weird because I just couldn’t believe it.  It’s really sad, a young…

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17 Game 5: Post-game quotes

Start with these. John Tortorella to follow soon. Marian Gaborik later on. Marc Staal: On the power play: “It’s a big part of it. you need your power play to produce some offense. We were pretty stale all series long, so … “They had a good start. We kind of…

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389 Capitals 4, Rangers 3 (2OT): Game 4 in review

Here’s the bad news. Teams trailing 3-1 have won 23 of 240 series in history (9.6 percent). Here’s the good news: Twenty-one  of those have happened since 1987, including twice last year. And the Capitals did it to the Rangers in 2009, and had it done to them by Montreal…

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13 More post-game quotes

Brandon Dubinsky: “Without a doubt, it hurts. No question about it. That being said, we can’t build a time machine and go back. We’ve got to try and find a way and get a big win in their building and get the series back on our side. Obviously we’ve got…

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33 Off-day player quotes

Belated Happy Passover. First, Brian Boyle wants and deserves credit for setting the playoff moustache trend. He started his because his beard wouldn’t come in. Brandon Dubinsky followed. “I have to get more guys on board,” Boyle said. Asked if he was going for a look, Boyle said, “We’re doing…

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41 Tortorella post-practice

John Tortorella: What was better about the power play, other than that it scored? “What was better? Not much. We score a goal. That’s what’s better.” On Dan Girardi’s growth: “When I first came here, I was calling him Joe Girardi, no lie, for a whole meeting. … but he…

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254 Rangers 3, Capitals 2: Game 3 in review

I just wonder what we’d all be saying today if the Rangers hadn’t gotten two fluky goals. I’m just saying, sometimes we judge a game and how it’s played only by the score. More to the point, I’m not taking anything away from the way the Rangers played yesterday. I…

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