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272 It’s Go Time!

Me, I’m freezing my tail off at a state football semifinal double-header. According to our buddy Andrew Gross, Lundqvist starts in goal tonight, and Derek Stepan starts at center on the No. 1 line with Marian Gaborik and Alex Frolov, where he was effective in the third period against Boston…

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67 Bruins-Rangers in review

Thoughts as we approach the crack of noon: 1) I know this is the repetitive theme of the season, but this is how it’s going to be. This Rangers team will play hard, will compete physically and with passion all night, not give up, rarely be out of a game.…

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40 Post-game notes

Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES November 15, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, Pittsburgh Penguins 2 OT (Game No. 18, Away No. 8) *       The Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2, in overtime tonight at the CONSOL Energy Center to improve to 10-7-1 overall, including a…

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719 It’s Go Time!

Lundqvist back in. Boogaard’s out with a bruised hand after his two heavyweight bouts last night. White back in, too. No pruchas, then. Our buddy Andrew Gross has some quotes, though only “no comment” type of quotes, regarding Erik Christensen saying that Sean Avery sucker punched Ladislav Smid Sunday. In…

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158 Rangers-Oilers in review

Some thoughts: 1) Just when I was thinking that Sean Avery was having a quiet day … largely because he was on a line with Derek Boogaard, who had two fights, and because that line doesn’t get a lot of minutes (though John Tortorella double-shifted Marian Gaborik in Boogaard’s spot…

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30 Tortorella’s pre-gamer

John Tortorella: On getting Gaborik back: “I think he can make a big offensive play. Like I said the other night, we’re a play, maybe a defensive play, an offensive play, a big play from winning a game for us. We didn’t get it done. I think Gabby’s going to…

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43 Tortorella pre-game

First the minor news, quotes to follow: Rangers are down to 12 forwards with Boogaard playing sick, so everybody’s in up front, and Gilroy is prucha’d on defense. Gaborik continues to make progress. He thinks he may play by Sunday. Some speculation about Thursday. Tortorella said he’s not sure about…

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108 Grachev demoted to Reddenville

Because, I guess, he was taking up too much ice time from the productive Erik Christensen and Todd White. Seriously, it’s probably best that he goes down and plays a lot of pro minutes instead of rotting on a vine with Boogaard. Here’s the announcement: NEW YORK RANGERS TRANSACTION UPDATE…

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52 Blues-Blueshirts in review

Thoughts on a game that really could have used a little more action: 1) My head nearly exploded over the huge deal that was made of the disallowed goal. The most critical point was not made (on TV) until Dave Maloney left the radio booth and got onto the post-game…

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33 Tortorella post-game

John Tortorella:  “We fought back a couple of times. I thought we did a lot of good things underneath the hashmark offensively. We just couldn’t get the lead. And it’s frustrating.” On the PK and d-zone coverage: “You look at the goal in the second period where they go up…

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411 It’s Go Time!

Don’t have time to give you much more than this … then again you guys don’t usually need more than this. Same lineup as in Toronto, except Lundqvist in goal, with Biron backing up (wonder if Biron might get the nod vs. Devils tomorrow?) That means Sauer is in again,…

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194 Avs-Rangers in review

If this is Life without Gaborik, the Rangers are in trouble. As I wrote in my column in The Journal News and on LoHud.com today, I don’t think that’s necessarily the case. But they’ve got to be better than that. And they should be better than that. 1) If you…

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16 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES October 18, 2010 – New York Rangers 1, Colorado Avalanche 3 (Game No. 4, Home No. 2) • The Rangers were defeated by the Colorado Avalanche, 3-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden.  New York is now 1-2-1 overall, including a…

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40 Tortorella pre-game

First the news. Erik Christensen is playing tonight, so the Rangers will come into the game with one healthy scratch: Mike Sauer. John Tortorella: On the news on Vinny Prospal’s surgery. “I think (it was) a little better than expected. We just weren’t sure and I don’t think they were.…

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99 Rangers back on the ice …

… well, what’s left of them is back on the ice. And while I’m off today, others work. I know, I feel terrible about that. Our buddy Andrew Gross has all the news from practice, including that Sean Avery will not be suspended for chopping down Mike Komisarek like George…

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190 Leaves-Rangers in review

Watched some of Rangers Encore when I got home at 1:30 a.m. I know, get a life. But it confirmed a few things for me. Some thoughts on Leaves-Rangers. 1) Toronto might actually be much improved this year. Is 4-0 a fluke? Maybe. Do I think the Leaves are a…

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18 Post-game quotes

First the news, which I actually tweeted from Tortorella’s presser. Gosh, Tweeting is fun. Gaborik is out 2-3 weeks with a separated shoulder. Drury is out six weeks with a broken finger … the same finger, a different break. Vinny Prospal will have surgery on his knee Tuesday and is…

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30 Tortorella pre-game presser

First the news. Christensen skated today and came off the ice. The groin, or whatever it is, still bothering him. So he won’t play tonight. Drury will play on the first line … more below about that. Gilroy is in for Sauer, playing with Eminger.  The rest of the lineup…

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51 Finally a game, finally a home game

Had a chance to play at Colton Orr’s favorite golf course yesterday — Centennial in Carmel. Wow, was it in fabulous condition. Greens ate my lunch. Speaking of Orr, he got knocked down the other night, but not out, apparently. We’ll see if he plays tonight, and if he obliges…

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110 We’re getting a new look

So I’m headed off to a meeting (no, a real meeting) to discuss the re-design of Rangers Report (aka Boneheads Blog and Festivus Blog). I’m guessing the new look will be up in a few days, maybe less, and probably by the home opener. Here, our 26-year-old friend Sally’s trusty…

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