Click here for my story on Derek Stepan signing a new two-year contract, from The Journal News and lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) Huge day for the Rangers Thursday. Not only did they re-sign Derek Stepan — Glen Sather, tough negotiator, wins again — but just as critical is that Ryan Callahan… Read More →
… or as Ed Norton would say, Erlers. Game 4 of this 15-game trip, and second of four in five nights to end the preseason. Ya boys are 1-2, and have yet to have close to their full lineup in a game, which would be impossible to do with Derek… Read More →
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… Read More →
Game 3 of this 15-game trip. First of four in five nights out West to close the preseason. Then ya boys come home for a few days of practice before heading to Phoenix. Henrik Lundqvist is scheduled to play the entire game tonight at the Saddledome that changes sponsor names… Read More →
The Rangers get back to work tonight in Calgary, to start a preseason-closing week in which they play four games in five nights. It’s a crucial week for some of the young players trying to make Alain Vigneault’s team, especially if Derek Stepan remains unsigned on opening night (doubtful). Expected… Read More →
The Rangers left for Alberta on Wednesday, but before they did, veteran reporter Brian Heyman, filling in for Carp, caught up with Chris Kreider at the MSG Training Center. Here’s Brian’s story, which published today in The Journal News and on lohud.com: GREENBURGH Chris Kreider skated up and down the… Read More →
Before everyone starts demanding trades, firing coaches and writing off the season as a total loss let’s remember that pre-season games are hardly must-win scenarios (a lesson Rex Ryan learned the hard way). That said, with 46 players competing for half that many roster spots, there is certainly an aspect… Read More →
Game 1 of the preseason, and of 15 in a row on the road. Yee-hah! Though I will add that the last time the Rangers opened with a schedule like this, they won the East, almost won the Presidents’ Trophy and reached the Eastern final. So, you know. Brad Richards… Read More →
Thanks Carp for asking to post my over/under suggestions as a Guest Blog. I guess it’s my turn to “stink”. Boneheads, here are some of my suggestions for Over/Under pools for the upcoming season: A) Ranger Point Total: 62 B) Kreider Goals: 47 (Note: If Torts was still coach over/under… Read More →
Alternate Reality Rangers: How The Last Lockout Changed The Scope of The NHL….Maybe Forever By Mike Aker Whether on television with various incarnations of Star Trek, in comic books with the X-Men, or even in Greek literature, we’ve all learned about an alternate reality, where there exists another realm that… Read More →
(Editor’s note: Special thanks to our friend Yergs for this letter from the former Rangers coach. It’s possible the NHL 2013-14 schedule will be released at some point today, assuming the IOC and NHL can finalize their agreement for participation in the ’14 Olympics. If it is released early in… Read More →
(Editor’s note: Be aware, or beware, that our very special guest blogger is known for his creative negativity, and the colorful vocabulary with which he describes his beloved Rangers … you know, “bush-league” and “amateur-hour” and “clowns” etc.) “It Doesn’t Matter What Path” By Paulo Molina, aka “Miami Pimp” It… Read More →
Nineteen years ago today, the parade in the Canyon of Heroes, and OJ’s slow-speed chase in the white Bronco. As we wait for the official introduction of Alain Vigneault as the next Rangers coach — and I’m told that the delay is not because the NHL doesn’t want major news… Read More →
“2013 New York Rangers Report Card” by Mark Romeo Hard to believe it’s been only five months since we were collectively wishing to see less of Gary Bettman and more of Sam Rosen, but it has been. Tough to call this Rangers season much of anything other than a disappointment,… Read More →
Welcome to today’s Live Chat. We’ve got a lot of ground to cover, and I expect a lot of traffic, so please be patient if your comment doesn’t appear immediately. There will probably be some lag time, especially in the middle of the chat. Also, please use a screen name… Read More →
A picture is worth a thousand words, and the picture right here, well, just wow. Look at the five Rangers around Henrik Lundqvist and Gregory Campbell, look at who they are in a must-win Game 5 of a second-round playoff series, and how nobody can prevent the fourth-line Boston center… Read More →
Here is Rangers coach John Tortorella’s post-practice press conference from Friday. He had some interesting things to say about the team’s Game 4 effort, about Ryan McDonagh and Chris Kreider, among other topics. Video by Rick Carpiniello.
The video of the John Tortorella presser will be up shortly. He had some interesting things to say about Ryan McDonagh and Chris Kreider. Also, the news: Brad Richards skated with the Black Aces today. Chris Kreider, apparently still feeling that injury above his left eye, did not skate.
Is it possible? Um. Probably not. But ya boys can sure make things interesting if they can somehow win Saturday evening in Boston. Like Derick Brassard said, “We’re looking forward to going to Boston. The pressure is on them. Toronto came back from 3-1 and it’s possible. We just want… Read More →
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