Browsing: Henrik Lundqvist

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298 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

Thoughts: 1) It is beyond stupid to think this team was going to stink  it up all season. I don’t think they are where they need to be, and they still need to get more from the guys who play on the second line, or who are supposed to play…

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628 It’s Go Time!

Game 5. Maple Leaves at Rangers. Ya boys sitting at 1-3, and this is really the only break in the first seven games on the schedule — two with Pitt, two with Boston, two with Philly. Must win? Of course not. Should/better win? You betcha. Henrik Lundqvist starts his fifth…

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388 Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) Look at the guys who played important roles and/or played really well at times, or for most of last season, who have played poorly through all four, or parts of all four games this year: Brian Boyle, Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin, Brad Richards to a degree; Marc Staal,…

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591 It’s Go Time!

Game 4. Rangers at Flyers. The Rangers come off their first win of the season, 4-3 in OT over Boston Wednesday night; the Flyers are winless (0-3) so far, and steaming. They are also banged up, with Scott Hartnell and Brayden Schenn out, and it looks like thugs Jody Shelley…

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582 It’s Go Time!

Game 3. Bruins at Rangers. Opening-night rematch already. Then the Flys tomorrow (so light up the Empire State Building in Orange and Black for Mr. Snider). Ya boys sit 0-2, and panic has set in amongst the Faithful (even though they started last year with three straight losses, albeit with…

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410 Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) I still think the staged fights are dumb and mostly useless. But to a degree I agree with John Tortorella, that when a guy is in that kind of battle, right in front of your bench, teammates need to take that and run with it, at least a…

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537 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . It’s Go Time!

Rangers vs. Penguins. Game 2. The 0-1 Rangers go with the same lineup, other than Arron Asham, coming off his suspension from last season’s playoffs, making his Rangers debut in place of Brandon Segal, who was returned to the Connecticut Whale (AHL) as planned. Are you ready for some Sidney…

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21 Lundqvist adds to Crown Collection for Garden of Dreams

From the NYR: HENRIK LUNDQVIST UNVEILS NEW ADDITIONS TO CROWN COLLECTION BENEFITING THE GARDEN OF DREAMS FOUNDATION Crown Collection Apparel Available Exclusively at Madison Square Garden New York, January 20, 2013 – Today New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist unveiled new additions to the highly popular Crown Collection, a selection…

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202 Rangers-Bruins in review

Thoughts: 1) I’m not judging anything or anybody after one game. But I agree with Captain Callahan, who said, “we’ve gotta increase out battle level.” It wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t where it was last year (or the year before), and with some of the guys they lost — who…

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24 Post-game notes

Courtesy of the NYR: Team Notes: –      The Rangers opened their 2013 regular season campaign tonight with a 3-1 loss against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. –      The Blueshirts penalty kill was 7-7 (100%) in the contest. –      The Rangers out-hit the Bruins, 34-27, and were credited with 10…

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738 It’s Go Time!

Game 1 Have you waited long enough for this game? Bunch of guys making their Rangers’ debuts: Rick Nash, Taylor Pyatt, Jeff Halpern and Brandon Segal. Plus Chris Kreider makes his regular-season NHL debut. Check out the new thingy on the left … it’s our Three Rangers Stars poll. You…

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89 Season preview: Position by position

FORWARDS: Three years ago, the Rangers had zero legit first-line forwards. Two years ago they had one (Marian Gaborik). Last year they had two (Gaborik and Brad Richards). This year they have three, with the addition of power forward Rick Nash. The lockout gave Gaborik time to heal from shoulder…

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56 Season preview: Five questions

Grittier, or prettier? The Rangers lost some of their grinding personality in Brandon Prust, Brandon Dubinsky and Ruslan Fedotenko, and a big part of their game was battling for every inch of ice. Some of that has been replaced, and Rick Nash will use his big body, too. But this…

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89 Post-practice interviews

First some quick stuff: Brad Richards missed a third day in a row with the flu. The Rangers will not work out on the ice tomorrow, instead doing classroom/video meetings, so MSG Network’s training camp special has been pushed back to Thursday. Listen to Torts when he is asked if…

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54 Post-practice interviews

OK, now try it … SORRY — THE MGMT. John Tortorella: Rick Nash: Henrik Lundqvist: See if you can guess what story I’m working on today. No prizes for correct answers.

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125 That was fun … let’s do this again in 2020

When the 1994-95 lockout ended, Nick Kypreos traveled with Glenn Healy from Toronto to New York. When asked by a customs agent if they had anything to declare, Kypreos said, “No, the owners took it all.” And so it is with every lockout under the Lockout Commissioner. The owners win.…

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17 Rangers, Flyers and friends played hockey for a cause

I wasn’t on hand, but here is a story from our Gannett paper the Courier-Post with some video. There is also a photo gallery. They were chanting “Fire Bettman” among other things as the guys filled the arena with more than 10,000 fans, all proceeds going to Hurricane Sandy victims.…

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