Browsing: Chris Drury

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339 Rangers-Flames in review

Thoughts: 1) Boy, Slats with that Borsalino was awfully tough on Derek Stepan in the taped interview on MSG. “He’s going to get paid, just not today.” Suggested he was “a fool” for listening to his agent. Classic old-school stuff. And I get it, that it’s playing the CBA and…

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411 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

I’m not going to go nutso about the shootout today, because I’ve done it to death … and will do it again later on, no doubt, about how stupid it is that the playoff fate of teams, not to mention the jobs of GMs, coaches and players are decided in…

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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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208 Guest blogger: Dave C

1952. Not exactly a banner year for the New York Rangers. Through the calendar year, the Blueshirts had more ties than wins. (You do remember ties, don’t you?) Sure, there were a couple of promising young players on the roster. Gump Worsley came up and would go on to win…

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246 Rangers-Canadiens in review

The Rangers didn’t lose because they’ve had all this time off. They didn’t lose because it’s Hockey Night in Canada in Montreal. They didn’t lose because of the ridiculous pansification rules and penalty calls. They didn’t lose because of a bad goal given up by Martin Biron. They didn’t lose…

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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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32 Tortorella from training camp (updated)

UPDATE: Here is my story on Brandon Prust from The Journal News and LoHud.com today. Sorry this is so late … had some major car snafu Friday. Hope to be able to get to camp for most of the session, if not all, Saturday. We’ll see. No promises. Here is…

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71 The first day of the rest of Chris Drury’s life

Because yesterday, when Drury surprised everybody by anouncing his retirement — through the players’ union — we didn’t really get a chance to discuss NHL.com’s 30-in-30 on the Rangers In case you missed it, here’s the main story. For the whole package go to NHL.com. And here is the video…

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176 Chris Drury retires (updated)

This announcement just came in from the NHLPA: CHRIS DRURY RETIRES AFTER 12 NHL SEASONS …veteran forward played in 892 NHL games TORONTO (August 19, 2011) – Chris Drury announced his retirement today from the National Hockey League (NHL) following a 12-year career. After being drafted by the Quebec Nordiques…

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515 The Captain, and his alternates: who will they be? (updated)

MORNING UPDATE: Larry Brooks is reporting that RFA Michael Sauer signed a two-year, $1.25 million contract. AFTERNOON UPDATE: Add Artem Anisimov, who signed on the dotted line today, too (in case you didn’t see it right over there ——>). According to Jesse Spector’s blog: “Anisimov’s deal is worth $3.75 million…

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500 Four centers walk into a bar …

Got this from a Rangers fan (and fan of this blog) named Gary Finkler.  He has created a blog of sports-related drawings/cartoons called 7th Inning Sketch, and wanted to share this one with us. You can see his blog at 7thInningSketch.com by clicking here. Give him a look.

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49 Tortorella free-agency eve (Part I):

John Tortorella: (laughing) “Boy, I didn’t think I’d have to be doing this (carcillo) right now, over the summer. … questions?” “I don’t think a whole bunch has changed, certainly, from my thinking. I think if you talk to me in a couple of days, with free agency and stuff…

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249 The official Drury buyout announcement

From the Rangers: RANGERS BUY OUT FORWARD CHRIS DRURY New York, June 29, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has bought out the contract of forward Chris Drury. “Chris is a consummate professional, a tremendous competitor and an even better…

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88 Draft over, Sather speaks

Rangers president/GM Glen Sather addressed the media in attendance in Minnesota following the draft today and discussed a number of issues, though some of those vaguely, including the futures of Chris Drury and possibly Matt Gilroy, and the trade of Evgeny Grachev for a third-round pick. Gordie Clark also commented…

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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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108 Break-up day: More players

Chris Drury: “I think (the young guys) got a ton of experience, guys that’d never done it before, guys who it was their first year in the league and guys who have played a little bit but not gotten in the playoffs. So I’m sure they all got a lot…

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269 Post-practice quotes

Brandon Dubinsky: “We look at it, it could very easily be 3-1, us, if we find a way to get one in overtime, hang onto the lead, at least 2-2. So, yeah, it’s a tough position, but we’ve got to remain focused and believe in what we’re capable of in…

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