Browsing: Chris Drury

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236 Rangers-Capitals in review

Thoughts: 1) I know it was a little thing, but I thought it was an important piece of the game. With 4.8 seconds left in the first, Rangers up 1-0, Lundqvist was forced to cover a puck in the crease. Faceoff in the right dot. Ovechkin in the trigger position…

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5 Post-game stuff: Drury returns

Quotes to follow. Just want to get this out there first, in case they didn’t cover it on the post-game show. Drury has been cleared to return and wanted to play tonight. He will play in Pitt Wednesday. “It’s not going to be the kids,” John Tortorella said. “I’ll tell…

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18 Tortorella pre-game

Hi kids. Will have Torts quotes in a few … First: Boogaard’s shoulder injury is worse than day-to-day. Not sure how bad, but not day-to-day, the coach said. Eminger was feeling much better this morning, and he’ll be a game-time decision. If he plays, Gilroy comes out. Drury will have…

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21 Jackets-Rangers in review

Thoughts: 1) That was one of the rare ones this season where the Rangers did almost everything they planned to do, and still lost. 2) I am not one to normally give the other goalie credit. I think too often that’s an excuse. Too often a goalie looks good because…

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188 Rangers-Senators in review

In the previous thread, we discussed the Matt Carkner blood-flicking allegation. As for last night’s game, the guys on TV were right. This is a game the Rangers probably lose last year. And the Rangers don’t stop playing. They might stink it up once in a while. But they play…

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39 Rangers in the Christmas spirit

This is one area where you can never say a bad word about the New York Rangers: They do good deeds and they have produced some of the great deed-doers. So today is the mother of all their good-will events, Adam Graves and his annual Toys for Tots drive. If…

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27 Tortorella pre-game

First the news, then some quotes to follow: Same lineup tonight, with Lundqvist starting in goal. Prust is expected to play with a shoulder that’s been sore from fighting, and if he can’t, then White will be de-prucha’d. Drury is now skating and stick-handling, but still can’t shoot. Prospal is…

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108 Happy December, Happy Chanukah!

Here we are again, the dreaded December home-and-home with the Islanders. Not exactly an anniversary, because last year it was Dec. 16-17. But close enough. You may recall last December, the Rangers’ fast start having evaporated into two months of mediocrity when the Islanders came to MSG and rocked the…

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136 Penguins-Rangers in review

Thoughts as we approach the crack of noon: 1) Way, way too much is being made of Sausage Lips’ slew foots. Yes, he should have gotten a penalty vs. Callahan. No doubt. And I imagine that if Callahan hadn’t been called for interference he might have gotten up and slugged…

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14 Tortorella pre-game

First the news. Will follow with quotes shortly. Boogaard’s back in. White is prucha’d. Lundqvist in goal. Drury skated today, but Tortorella said he “still a distance away” from returning. So is Prospal, who hasn’t skated. He said that Rozsival will not make the trip and sounded doubtful that he’d…

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43 Tortorella pre-game

First the minor news, quotes to follow: Rangers are down to 12 forwards with Boogaard playing sick, so everybody’s in up front, and Gilroy is prucha’d on defense. Gaborik continues to make progress. He thinks he may play by Sunday. Some speculation about Thursday. Tortorella said he’s not sure about…

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173 Rangers-Hawks in review

Wow, that was a nice win over the champs. And at this point, any home win is pretty important. Thoughts: 1) I’m sure this has crossed your minds, too. It’s all great and good that the Rangers have become this shot-blocking team. It does, indeed, show a courage, and a…

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77 More post-game quotes

Michael Del Zotto: “With the way we’re working, you’ve got to think we’re going to get a bounce here or there, and it’s just unfortunate we didn’t get one today.” On his retaliation penalty after Galiardi boarded Girardi: “After you see Gabby go down last game from a hit from…

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190 Leaves-Rangers in review

Watched some of Rangers Encore when I got home at 1:30 a.m. I know, get a life. But it confirmed a few things for me. Some thoughts on Leaves-Rangers. 1) Toronto might actually be much improved this year. Is 4-0 a fluke? Maybe. Do I think the Leaves are a…

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18 Post-game quotes

First the news, which I actually tweeted from Tortorella’s presser. Gosh, Tweeting is fun. Gaborik is out 2-3 weeks with a separated shoulder. Drury is out six weeks with a broken finger … the same finger, a different break. Vinny Prospal will have surgery on his knee Tuesday and is…

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30 Tortorella pre-game presser

First the news. Christensen skated today and came off the ice. The groin, or whatever it is, still bothering him. So he won’t play tonight. Drury will play on the first line … more below about that. Gilroy is in for Sauer, playing with Eminger. ┬áThe rest of the lineup…

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51 Finally a game, finally a home game

Had a chance to play at Colton Orr’s favorite golf course yesterday — Centennial in Carmel. Wow, was it in fabulous condition. Greens ate my lunch. Speaking of Orr, he got knocked down the other night, but not out, apparently. We’ll see if he plays tonight, and if he obliges…

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307 The Captain is Back

My question is, what if it works? I know, that sounds silly. But what if, out of nowhere, Chris Drury clicks with Marian Gaborik and Alex Frolov? What if all of a sudden he becomes this dynamic first-line center? What if he starts putting up numbers that equate to a…

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110 We’re getting a new look

So I’m headed off to a meeting (no, a real meeting) to discuss the re-design of Rangers Report (aka Boneheads Blog and Festivus Blog). I’m guessing the new look will be up in a few days, maybe less, and probably by the home opener. Here, our 26-year-old friend Sally’s trusty…

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105 Islanders-Rangers in review

Almost crack of noon. Sorry kids. Been burning the candle at both ends (without the fun) and it finally caught up to me. Here’s my column from The Journal News and LoHud.com today. Some thoughts about the game yesterday. 1) You know I don’t sugarcoat things, so maybe you’ll respect…