Browsing: Derek Dorsett

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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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561 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…

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498 It’s Go Time! … Devils at Rangers

Game 30. Devils at Rangers. The Rangers begin a franchise-record nine-game homestand with back-to-backs against the Devils and Washington. They will play just 23 of their final 52 games on the road, two of those at Yankee Stadium. The Rangers are 0-2 vs. the Devils this season. Despite that,…

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300 Rangers recall J.T. Miller from Hartford

I imagine this means Benoit Pouliot is out tomorrow, and if Derek Dorsett is able to play (wrist), maybe Taylor Pyatt too. From the Rangers: RANGERS RECALL J.T. MILLER FROM HARTFORD NEW YORK, December 6, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the…

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504 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Baby Buffaloes

Game 29. Rangers at Baby Buffaloes. Ya boys, through more than one-third of the season, sit at .500 (not NHL .500, but actual .500) with no Bettman Bonus Points for losing and zero participation in Breakaway Contests After The Hockey Game Ends (BCATHGE). Can they be the first NHL…

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662 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Bruins

Game 26. Rangers at Bruins. Ya boys have won three of four on this five-game road trip. They return home to face Vancouver and You-Know-Who tomorrow afternoon, which begins a stretch  in which the Rangers play 11 of the next 12 at the Garden. Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal…

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522 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Panthers

Game 25. Rangers at Panthers. Ya boys come off that woeful 5-0 loss in Tampa two nights ago. They play the fourth of a five-game trip that ends in Boston Friday afternoon. Michael Del Zotto is a prucha (healthy scratch) for the fifth time. Clock must be ticking on…

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533 Rangers-Lightnings in review

Thoughts: 1) Wow, just too, too easy for the home team. Did a lot of guys on defense, and the guy in goal, have a bad game? Sure did. Not that there’s any shame or blame on a goalie in giving up three breakaway goals, but Henrik Lundqvist got beaten…

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314 Rangers-Predators in review

Thoughts: 1) The Rangers, with their new system, defend. They succeed because/if/when they defend. I keep going back to what Alain Vigneault said on the last homestand when I asked him about the way they defend, and he said a big part of that is taking care of the puck…

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803 Rangers-Stars in review

Thoughts: 1) The goalkeeper. Where’s his get-away car? Because he committed a crime against the Stars, grand theft. Wow. This could have been over early, and would have been a dreadful way to lose, out of the gate like that, especially after losing three of four close ones. And, after…

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171 Rangers-Bruins in review … Live Chat today at noon

Reminder: We’ll do a Live Chat today at noon. For those with mobile devices, you can join us from the ledge. Thoughts: 1) Boy, oh boy, sometimes you laugh at the rhetoric … over the years, how many times have we heard the Rangers talking about how they’d played well…

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556 Rangers-Kings in review

Thoughts: 1) Two 1-0 games, both good paced, one a little more physical, but worlds different, IMO. I thought the Rangers in Montreal controlled play for most of the night, with a few late surges by the Habs, but they defended well throughout. Granted, I think L.A. is a better…

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