Browsing: Dale Weise

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300 Rangers at Canadiens … It’s Go Time!

Game 8. Rangers at Canadiens. The whiny, diving Habs are off to a 6-1 start, and they seek some measure of revenge for their whiny, diving, embarrassing Eastern Conference Final loss to the Rangers last spring. Of course the fans all want Chris Kreider’s head on a platter for…

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1112 Game 6: Canadiens at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 6. Canadiens at Rangers. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe. Hope most of you make it through Game 6 tonight. As you are well aware, your team has a pretty nasty habit of losing games when leading a series. Of not playing particularly well until pushed to the brink. As you…

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505 Bye, bye Avery (again)? (updated)

Regarding Sean Avery … I don’t think he was/is going to play much at all this season if he stayed/stays. Mike Rupp, for one, completely takes away his position in the lineup, and is a much, much better and more versatile player. Mats Zuccarello had a great camp. You could…

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107 Rangers-Devils in review

Thoughts: 1) Right off the hop, Sean Avery drew a penalty. This is a huge camp and preseason for Avery, assuming he wants to play beyond this season, because his contract’s up and he’s never going to see another contract like the last one. And he might not get any…

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194 Pre-draft stuff (updated)

Just a few things as we get ready for the first round of the NHL draft tonight. First, Kevin DeLury of the New York Rangers Blog dropped me this note: “Just wanted to let you know that sales of the Derek Boogaard memorial logo t-shirt has raised $5,500 for Defending…

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98 Pre-game stuff

Hi kids. I didn’t make it down to MSG tonight for a variety of reasons, so I’ll be in the chair watching our good friends at Versus and, despite that, trying to watch the game with youse tonight. Maybe listening to the great Kenny Albert and Dave Maloney. Anyway, I…

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27 Tortorella pre-game

First the news. Girardi still out. Same lineup as last night, only with Lundqvist in goal. Just saw one of the good guys in the game, Radek Dvorak.  Back with Tortorella quotes soon. —————- John Tortorella: On Girardi (who showed no improvement and is out tonight). “He’ll be ready to…

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10 Del Zotto and Grachev are up, Weise is down

Here’s the official announcement from the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS TRANSACTION UPDATE New York, January 22, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Michael Del Zotto and forward Evgeny Grachev have been recalled from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League…

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74 Rangers-Leaves in review

Don’t put too much stock in the score, OK? There was some lousy goaltending and lousy play by the lousy visiting team and it got out of hand in a hurry. That said, there were a lot of positives, including the PK early, then the PP, mostly Gaborik getting going…

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35 Tortorella pre-game

John Tortorella: On Brandon Dubinsky’s injury: “No one specific thing (caused it). He’s been complaining a little bit about soreness. We gave him a day off here and there, but there was no one specific thing. They looked at it yesterday and looked at it again today, more closely, and…

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235 Rangers-Canucks in review

This is some nice little run here by your New York Rangers. OK, they lost to Montreal, and didn’t play their usual grind-it-out game that night. Imagine if they had. Imagine what this would-be five-game winning streak might look like? So now the Rangers have Western pelts of Vancouver, Dallas,…

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31 Tortorella pre-game

The Rangers really only have one extra healthy player around (Ryan McDonagh) and he’s not playing, so there’s really no lineup news. Same lines to start. John Tortorella: On Ryan Callahan: “He’s going to get checked tonight to see if we can get the go-ahead to see if he can…

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469 It’s Go Time!

Rangers open 2011 against the Lightnings (7:30 start). Lundqvist starts in goal. Del Zotto is the only prucha, again. Weise makes his return. Probable lines to start: Dubinsky-Stepan-Gaborik Frolov-Anisimov-Zuccarello Fedotenko-Boyle-Prust Avery-Drury-Weise

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124 Lightnings-Rangers in review

As we go into the Christmas break, some thoughts: 1) The NHL gets it right by shutting down for two days. What a disgrace it is that the NBA makes all those people go to work on Christmas Day. 2) I know I’ve said it before in games they failed…