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188 Eastern Conference final … theater of the absurd

Here’s my column on the clown show that the Rangers-Canadiens series became during the five days in which there was just one game. From The Journal News and Lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Pitch a tent over the Rangers-Montreal Canadiens Eastern Conference final, and cue up the calliope music. The circus…

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76 Morning skate transcript: Michel Therrien

From the NHL/ASAP Sports: COACH THERRIEN Q. This has obviously become a war of words between coaches as much as the players on the ice. Yesterday you spoke about Derick Brassard and spoke about knowing where his injury was today. Alain Vigneault suggested that if Brassard gets injured tonight, you…

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24 Morning skate transcript: Alain Vigneault

From the NHL/ASAP Sports: COACH VIGNEAULT Q. Coach, do you resent what happened yesterday with your assistants being asked to leave the Canadiens practice, and what is your reaction to the reason why? COACH VIGNEAULT: Well, we were treated very unfairly yesterday. There is no rule. There was no agreement…

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971 Game 3: Canadiens at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 3. Canadiens at Rangers. Ya boys have an enormous opportunity tonight as they come home with a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Final. The Rangers enter on a five-game winning streak, four of those on the road. They are just 4-3 at home in these playoffs, but…

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353 ECF: Coaches interview transcripts

Courtesy of the NHL and ASAP Sports: Alain Vigneault NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Practice Day THE MODERATOR:  Alain, how did that shape the rest of your coaching career? COACH VIGNEAULT:  Well, that could be a really long answer.  I’ll give you the Reader’s Digest version of it.  Montreal…

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329 Game 2: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Thoughts: 1) Just please, please, please don’t expect that this is going to be easy. First of all, remember in ’96, the last time these teams played, Montreal won the first two at MSG, then the Rangers won four in a row, three in Montreal. Never saw that coming. But…

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1059 Game 2: Rangers at Canadiens … It’s Go Time!

Game 2. Rangers at Canadiens. Big news out of Montreal today, where the Canadiens are saying goalie Carey Price is out for the series with that apparent knee injury he suffered in Game 1, when Chris Kreider slid into him. And of course there’s the usual idiocy and homerism…

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227 Game 1: Rangers-Canadiens in review

If you haven’t seen it, check out the photo gallery one post down. Let me know what you think. Thoughts: 1) Ghosts, ghouls, goblins? Get outta here. Gone, gone, gone. That can no longer be a factor in this series. Now it’s just hockey. Now Henrik Lundqvist is Henrik Lundqvist.…

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749 Game 7: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Big as the building. Pretty much the same core group of guys, five Game 7 wins in the last seven series, 10-2 in elimination games. This is a team that never, in 16 opportunities, had come back from 3-1 to win a series, never, in four tries, had…

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290 Game 6: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Gotta admit, going against my much ballyhooed belief that there is no carryover from game to game in a playoff series (there isn’t), I thought the Rangers were done like dinner after Game 4. I mean, they just stunk it up in a huge game. And, boy, has…

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278 Game 5: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) The only way it would have been better for the Rangers would have been if big-hearted, broken-hearted Martin St. Louis had scored. But what a day. What an emotional day. And night. It’s not over for St. Louis, either. He’s got to be mentally fried, headed back to…

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506 Game 4: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Haven’t said this much this year, but I don’t even know where to begin. It was going to take a monumental effort to beat Pittsburgh, a much better team, in this series. The way the Rangers played in Game 4, they wouldn’t have beaten anybody. I thought a…

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