Browsing: Dan Girardi

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196 Rangers-Devils Game 6 in review

One last time … or at least, one final game review. We’ll have a lot more to discuss, analyze, etc., over the coming days and weeks. Maybe we can do a Live Chat during the coming week and talk it all out. Thoughts: 1) I’m trying to feel your pain,…

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413 Rangers-Devils Game 5 in review

Thoughts: 1) I am not completely sure what to make of this Game 5, and from the array of comments last night (with more to come today, no doubt) not sure what you guys make of it either. Do you look at the start, which wasn’t as bad, probably, as…

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233 Rangers-Devils Game 4 in review

Thoughts: 1) If John Tortorella and Ryan Callahan and company can’t figure out the slow starts and what the coach called “the yips” with the puck, I sure as hell can’t. 2) Too bad for Callahan to have a loss like that on a day when he became a dad.…

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14 Post-game interviews

I did get confirmation that Michael Del Zotto’s grandmother passed away during Game 3 on Saturday. So the kid was obviously shaken. Here’s some post-game stuff. John Tortorella: Ryan Callahan: Dan Girardi: Marc Staal:

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86 Rangers-Devils Game 3 in review

Thoughts: 1) I am going to start off with the Brandon Prust elbow to the head of Anton Volchenkov, only because there’ve been so many such incidents in these playoffs and I want to be consistent, since I’ve pretty much led with all of them throughout. I thought Prust reached…

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173 Rangers-Devils Game 2 in review

Thoughts: 1) I gotta tell you, I’m really torn on the whole sitting Marian Gaborik thing. He was ineffective on the wall, pushed off the puck a couple of times in front, failed to clear and did the unforgiveable flamingo on the game-tying goal, on a team that sacrifices everything…

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63 McDonagh-Girardi pair a big hit for Rangers

Here’s the story by Josh Thomson, 26, in today’s Journal News and on LoHud.com: By Josh Thomson, 26 NEW YORK — Like every new pairing or line combination, tethering Ryan McDonagh to Dan Girardi required a leap of faith. John Tortorella only inserted McDonagh alongside Girardi on the Rangers’ top…

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322 Rangers-Devils Game 1 in review

Thoughts: 1) Ya boys sure do stick with it, don’t they? And at 0-0 in the lockerroom after being pretty much pinned in the second, they sure must have felt that they would win this game. And then they did. Not surprised. 2) Dan (Block Ness Monster) Girardi had a…

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185 Rangers-Capitals Game 7 in review

Happy Mother’s Day! Thoughts: 1) I am almost without speech because I don’t know what to say. Other than that was a fabulously hard-played hockey game, the kind you’d really hope to get in a Game 7. The Rangers were really good from the start, and to the finish. In…

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118 Some Game 7 info

Headed to the Rangers’ practice today as they return from their one-day respite. Will have some audio later on. We’re at that point in the playoffs now where there are nights with no hockey. Awful. Then NBC stretches it out an extra day. More awful. So we’re here to try…

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326 Rangers-Capitals Game 4 in review

Thoughts: 1) I’m not going into a gigantic rant about the Alex Ovechkin cheapshot on Dan Girardi because it’s a distraction and the Rangers don’t deserve a distraction with the way they played Game 4. … And I don’t want to call for a suspension because Brendan Shanahan and  the…

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272 Rangers-Capitals Game 3 in review

Thoughts: 1) Holy shishkebob. I’d been covering this team since 1978, and had never seen one of these triple-overtimes. Saw them with the Islanders, saw them with the Devils. Never with the Rangers. And in my lifetime, there had only been one — the Pete Stemkowski game in 1971 –…

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1475 It’s Go Time!

Rangers-Capitals Game 3. Then we get a nice little hockey vacation and a stupid matinee for Game 4. Thank you, NBC. I am not expecting any lineup changes for the Rangers tonight, though I supposed it’s possible that Steve Eminger goes in for Stu Bickel. I doubt it. Brandon Dubinsky…

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223 Post-practice interviews

When … your … fist hits the glass like a big old jackass that’s Amar’e (anybody want to join in?) Maybe those Nashville guys, thinking it’s still karaoke hour at the old bar? *******************************************  John Tortorella: Michael Del Zotto: Brian Boyle: Ryan Callahan: Dan Girardi:

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