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117 Guest blogger: Marc Weissman … on concussions and lawsuits

(Editor’s note: The opinions in this guest blog post belong solely to the author) By Marc Weissman Well, first off, I’m not surprised in the least that legal action against the league has become more prevalent. When Derek Boogaard died from an overdose of Oxycontin — while having undergone treatment…

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349 Rangers-Senators Game 2 in review

Thoughts: 1) Matt Carkner won’t be suspended, but how do the officials allow a guy to just jump somebody and throw that many punches and get away with it. I know, the NHL’s belief is that the five-minute power play is more than enough punishment. Ridiculous. But he does have…

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597 It’s Go Time!

Game 8. First homer of 41. First after that ridiculous world-wide journey. First game of the renovation. First game for Ryan Callahan as Captain. First home games at MSG for Brad Richards and Tim Erixon, and Mike Rupp (assuming he plays) and maybe Jeff Woywitka (if he plays, but I…

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24 Gaborik returns to training camp

Marian Gaborik returned Friday afternoon from Slovakia, where he spoke at a memorial for his close friend Pavol Demitra, and others. It’s been an especially difficult off-season for Gaborik, who was very close with Derek Boogaard from their days in Minnesota, and extremely close with Demitra, who perished in a…

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32 Tortorella from training camp (updated)

UPDATE: Here is my story on Brandon Prust from The Journal News and LoHud.com today. Sorry this is so late … had some major car snafu Friday. Hope to be able to get to camp for most of the session, if not all, Saturday. We’ll see. No promises. Here is…

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32 Horrible story unfolding around Aaron Boogaard

We were too tied up in all the Brandon Dubinsky/Ryan Callahan arbitration/free agency stuff Thursday to pay much attention to the heart-breaking story coming out of the Twin Cities. Aaron Boogaard, the brother of Derek, has been arrested for alleged drug possession in connection with the investigation into Derek’s death…

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419 Rangers create scholarship in Boogaard’s memory

From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS ANNOUNCE ANNUAL DEREK BOOGAARD YOUTH HOCKEY SCHOLARSHIP NEW YORK, July 13, 2011 – To honor the legacy of former Rangers left wing Derek Boogaard, the New York Rangers have announced that they will present two scholarships annually for Rangers Summer Youth Hockey Camp to…

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301 It’s Go Time! (NHL entry draft version)

Let the wheeling, dealing and selecting begin. Your heroes pick 15th, barring a trade down (or up), and apparently are going to do something nice to remember the Boogey Man prior to their pick. Good for them. Here we go. ps, you can still get your Derek Boogaard T-shirts, proceeds…

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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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262 Statement from the family of Derek Boogaard

through the New York Rangers: STATEMENT FROM THE FAMILY OF DEREK BOOGAARD New York, May 20, 2011 – The family of Derek Boogaard issued the following statement today through the National Hockey League Players’ Association: “We would like to express our appreciation for the outpouring of love and support for…

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73 The New Yorker looks at the Boogey Man

A friend of mine, Alec Wilkinson of The New Yorker — who is as good a writer as there is on this planet, the kind I could only dream to be — is a big Rangers fan and has done stories throughout the decades on the Rangers and hockey. Here…

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167 Some more reaction to Derek Boogaard’s passing

These player reactions came from the Rangers last night: NEW YORK RANGERS PLAYERS ON THE PASSING OF DEREK BOOGAARD Marian Gaborik: “I found out immediately, like right away…it was late at night here…I couldn’t believe it.  It was weird because I just couldn’t believe it.  It’s really sad, a young…

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64 Best spot for some Derek Boogaard insight (updated all day)

(ed. note: Just so there’s no confusion, not trying to plug the blog with that headline on top. …. I meant that Michael Russo’s blog was the best spot for Derek Boogaard insight, not Rangers Report.) Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, who broke the story about Derek Boogaard being…

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134 Confirmed: Derek Boogaard passes away

Derek Boogaard was found dead Friday morning in his apartment in Minneapolis. There are no further details available. Jesse Spector has reported that the Minneapolis medical examiner has said there was no foul play suspected, but that the death is under investigation, as all deaths are. Reporter Mike Russo broke…

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351 Tortorella wants Kreider soon

Chris Kreider, an ’09 Rangers first-round draft pick (19th overall), won the MVP at the Beanpot Tournament in Boston, for Boston College last night. John Tortorella: “I didn’t see any of it. Sully (Mike Sullivan) came in and told me today and I wish that kid turned pro last year.…

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112 Habs-Rangers in review

I’ll get to the pre-game notes later, and I’ll be headed for MSG this afternoon. Until then, I’ve got one word for you: CONCENTRATION. 1) I believe concentration is at the root of being good or bad on faceoffs. I really do. Some are naturally better than others, and some…

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38 Tortorella pre-game

John Tortorella: Update on Boogaard: “Nope. We’re trying to stimulate him, trying to get him moving around, but he still doesn’t feel well. Can he imagine getting him back? “Very difficult. It would be very difficult (both to guess when, or to actually get him back). Both. It’s something we…

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507 It’s Go Time!

… and time for the feats of strength. Not to be confused with Rex Ryan’s feets of strength. Yamahama. It’s a special Festivus night Rangers game at MSG, vs. the Lightnings. Mats Zuccarello makes his NHL debut in place of Marian Gaborik (groin). Derek Boogaard (shoulder/headaches) remains out, along with…

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17 Tortorella pre-game in a minute

Hey, this is how my day is going. Caught an earlier train than usual, but it was slow and completely packed, including idiots on the phone. No prob. Still plenty of time for a brisk walk to the Garden. But I get there, still early, and the World’s Most Terrible…

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741 It’s Go Time!

Big game against the angry Pens, coming off a loss in Philly last night which ended their 12-game winning streak (their first loss since the Rangers beat them at the new Igloo a month earlier). So we get to see Sid the Skid, Malkin, Fleury and that piece of carcillo…

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