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464 Rangers at Hurricanes … It’s Go Time!

Game 64. Rangers at Hurricanes. Well, this should be interesting. Martin St. Louis and Mats Zuccarello in the same lineup. They should give them both the same number and really screw up Carolina in Game 2 of the post-Ryan Callahan era. Zuccarello returns tonight from a broken hand suffered…

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675 Maple Leaves at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 63. Maple Leaves at Rangers. Martin St. Louis makes his Rangers debut, wearing Dave Maloney’s old No. 26, while the ya boys play the first game of the post-Ryan Callahan era. Say what you will about the trade and the negotiations with Callahan, and there certainly was a…

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643 Bruins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 62. Bruins at Rangers. The trade deadline is now less than three days away, and Ryan Callahan is still a Ranger. But will this be his final game in a Blueshirt? You keep hearing that Glen Sather might be willing to go six years and slightly above $6M…

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177 Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) With the trade deadline now just three-plus days away, this is more important than the result of that awful game at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes. With Dan Girardi signed and sealed, Ryan Callahan and his agent insist that signing has nothing to do with…

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794 Rangers at Flyers … It’s Go Time!

Game 61. Rangers at Flyers. Light up the Empire State Building in orange and black! It’s the Rangers vs. Mr. Snider’s team at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes. First things first. With Dan Girardi now signed long-term, Alain Vigneault said this morning that he is confident…

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274 Rangers-Blackhawks in review

Thoughts: 1) First and foremost: My odds on being Rangers after 3 p.m. Wednesday: Martin St. Louis 60-40, Ryan Callahan 25-75, Dan Girardi 80-20, Ryan Kesler 40-60, Zenon Konopka 0-100, Marian Gaborik 10-90. Some other significant player(s) who hasn’t/haven’t been prominently mentioned 65-35. I still think captains Callahan and St.…

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385 Blackhawks at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 60. Blackhawks at Rangers. Finally! Ya boys return from the Olympic break with a rugged three games in four nights. They go to Philadelphia for an afternoon game Saturday, then host Boston Sunday. Keep in mind that every game now could be Ryan Callahan’s last game in a…

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344 Guest blogger: afrey94 … Rangers report card

Rangers Report Card By afrey94 With the Olympics behind us and only about 25 percent of the season left before the start of the NHL playoffs, this seems as good a time as any to look back on the season so far.¬† Instead of simply gauging grades based on statistics…

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89 Rangers-Islanders in review

Thoughts: 1) The whole Ryan Callahan situation threw a cloud over the game, IMO. And will continue to hover over whatever the Rangers do from now until the March 5 trade deadline, or perhaps the Olympic-break roster freeze Feb. 7. If they think they won’t be able to re-sign Callahan,…

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542 Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) Well, that was a pretty good start. Maybe the Flyers were thrown off by that rouse-‘em-up battle song, “Oh you look so beautiful tonight” they play when the teams enter the rink. 2) Seriously, I want to get to the Daniel Carcillo topic and all in a minute,…

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353 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Maple Leaves

Game 43. Rangers at Maple Leaves. The Rangers¬† close a five-game trip with a make-or-break-trip game. They are 2-2 so far, allowing 12 goals in the four games, and were thoroughly thrashed in Pittsburgh last night. Overall the Rangers have won four of six, including a 2-1 shootout win…

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376 Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) This is not an excuse. Just a fact. The Pittsburgh Penguins are helmets and shoulder pads better than the rest of the East. They played almost the entire month of December with their JV on the ice and ran away and hid. They could play the entire second…

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279 Rangers-Panthers in review … Happy New Year!

Thoughts: 1) Happy New Year! Whether 2013 was good, great, bad or horrible for you, here’s hoping that 2014 will be better. And the dawn of 2014 means one thing: Honeymooners Marathon!! It also means Winter Classic today at the Big House, and after the game, the naming of the…

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264 Rangers-Wilds in review

Happy Festivus! We will begin with the airing of grievances, followed by the feats of strength. Thoughts: 1) That was one of the Rangers’ best games of the season, and the second was one of the best periods of the season, and the third wasn’t too far behind. Why? Because…

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378 Rangers-Islanders in review

Thoughts: 1) The homestand to hell. At some point, if not soon then later, the Rangers will rue the points they hacked up on this nine-gamer, whether it be the points that make them fight for their lives the final days of the season or the points that keep them…

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314 Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) As you know, I completely agree with what Brad Richards said post-game. That you don’t judge how a team played in a hockey game based on the coin-flip that is the skills competition. Because, as you know, I always maintain that it’s not part of the hockey game,…

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634 It’s Go Time! … Blue Jackets at Rangers

Game 33. Blue Jackets at Rangers. The reunion of the former Rangers and former Blue Jackets is the story line, but tonight’s game is really about the Rangers’ need for a victory, and having to get it with a depleted lineup. Big, tough 2010 first-round draft pick Dylan McIlrath…

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560 It’s Go Time! … Capitals at Rangers

Game 31. Capitals at Rangers. The Rangers play the second of a franchise-record nine-game homestand. They got their first Bettman Bonus Point for losing Saturday against the Devils. They have alternated wins and losses for eight straight games and have not been more than a game over .500 this…