Browsing: Dan Girardi

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205 Game 5: Rangers-Kings in review

We’ll have some more chats, for sure. And we’re going to have a lot of reaction the next several days, then through breakup day, the buyout period, the draft (do they have any picks?) and of course July 1. Gonna be a short summer. Thoughts: 1) Happy Anniversary? June 14,…

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218 Rangers live to play another day

Here’s my column on Game 4, from The Journal News and Lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello NEW YORK – The Rangers are going back to Cali. They have life. Their brink of elimination is no further away than it was before Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, their margin for…

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193 Game 3: Rangers-Kings in review

This is subject to change, and subject to the blog server not crashing, but we’re planning to do another Live Stanley Cup Final Chat today at noon. Or maybe we’ll call it, Talking You Down. Be there. Thoughts: 1) This review is quick and easy. The Los Angeles Kings are…

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352 Game 2: Rangers-Kings in review

Thoughts: 1) I’m going to start out with that one single play. I understand, maybe the Kings come back anyway, maybe they don’t and there’s no way to know. It sure started the comeback that did happen, though. But we’ve been saying all year long how these freakin’ inconsistent calls…

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20 Game 2: Kings 5, Rangers 4 (2OT) … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR; post-game interview transcripts from the NHL/ASAP Sports: Kings 5, Rangers 4 (2OT). Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers were defeated by the Los Angeles Kings, 5-4, in double overtime tonight in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final at STAPLES Center.…

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50 CUP FINAL OFF-DAY TRANSCRIPT: Alain Vigneault

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Practice Day Alain Vigneault THE MODERATOR:  Questions for coach. Q.  Obviously Dan’s pass did not lose the game last night.  When a guy makes a play like that that’s so out there at the end, what is the dynamic of how difficult it is when you have…

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258 Game 1: Rangers-Kings in review

Thoughts: 1) I’m not sure what to make of Game 1. Why? Because I thought it was kind of what we should have expected. The Kings are a bigger, heavier team who beat the crap out of you and give up chances. The Rangers are a faster team that won’t…

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10 Game 1: Kings 3, Rangers 2 (OT) … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR; interview transcripts from the NHL/ASAP Sports: Game 1: Kings 3, Rangers 2 (OT). Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers were defeated by the Los Angeles Kings, 3-2, in overtime tonight in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at STAPLES Center.…

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32 Game 1: Rangers at Kings … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at LOS ANGELES KINGS Wednesday, June 4, 8:00 p.m. ET STAPLES Center- Los Angeles, CA Rangers: 12-8 Kings: 12-9 TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face off against the Los Angeles Kings  at STAPLES Center (8:00 p.m. ET — TV: NBC Network;…

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351 Moore, St. Louis storylines make this Cup run special

Here are my stories from The Journal News and Lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Great teams usually have something special among them. Especially hockey teams. If player 20 doesn’t do his job, it might not matter what player 1 does. And when it’s special, when there’s a bond, there often are…

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508 Game 6: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here to see Josh Thomson, 26’s story about the Rangers’ clincher last night. Click here to read my column, which was kind of stymied by deadline, on the Rangers reaching the Cup final. Thoughts: 1) “Alain,” the question began, “if somebody told you in October you’d be playing in…

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