Browsing: Jeff Gorton

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631 Game 5: Rangers-Penguins in review

Game 5: Penguins 6, Rangers 3. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Well, that was fairly predictable. I know a lot of you guys held out hope, and with good reason. You counted on the core of this team that had…

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61 Eric Staal returns home, but longs for return to the playoffs

Planning on going to Rangers practice today (they’ve been off ice for two days), then probably going to do a Live Chat Thursday at noon-ish leading into the Carolina game that night. Also, ICYMI, the Rangers signed Steven Fogarty yesterday. The announcement is below.  And finally, for those who’ve asked,…

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92 Rangers prospect report March 21-27

ICYMI: The Rangers signed Cristoval “Boo” Nieves to a pro contract Monday (see announcement below). They were reportedly close to signing Steven Fogarty as well. From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: MAR. 21 – MAR. 27 Marek Hrivik, LW, Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) – Hrivik registered a point…

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137 Bruins at Rangers tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI: The Rangers were officially eliminated in the race for the Metro and Eastern titles last night when Washington clinched both. As if … Dylan McIlrath was cleared for contact yesterday, but he is not expected to play tonight. Rick Nash didn’t skate Tuesday (maintenance day) but is expected to…

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110 Deadline day transcripts: Eric Staal, Alain Vigneault

More transcripts from a slow deadline day: Eric Staal and Alain Vigneault. Also, Jesper Fast is ill and will be a game-time decision tonight. Antti Raanta starts in goal against Columbus. Eric Staal: “A ton of emotion obviously. I started my career there, won a Stanley Cup there, a ton…

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117 Deadline day transcripts: Marc Staal and Keith Yandle

Here are the first two transcripts, from Marc Staal and Keith Yandle, who was thrilled to be told by GM Jeff Gorton that he will not be traded. To follow: Eric Staal, Alain Vigneault. Also, there’s video of Eric Staal’s press conference up above. Marc Staal: “It’s exciting. I knew…

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247 Rangers GM Jeff Gorton gets his man: Eric Staal

My story from lohud.com: Rangers’ first-year GM Jeff Gorton took his best shot for a team with a window that is still open in a conference that has one behemoth. So Gorton, with salary-cap restrictions, and a cupboard that could not afford to lose another first-round pick, managed to pry…

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352 Rangers-Stars in review

I probably don’t need to remind you, but we’ll do the all-day, full-monty for Monday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline. Discussion all day, rumors, updates, news, the follow up and press conferences, and of course the game against John Tortorella’s Blue Jackets Monday night. So be right here. Or else. Rangers…

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493 Rangers at Stars … It’s Go Time!

Game 62. Rangers at Stars. The Rangers close out a three-game road trip with their last game before the trade deadline. After today, only 20 games remain. The deadline is Monday at 3 p.m. (preceeding Torts and the Columbus Blue Jackets at MSG) and I expect Rangers GM Jeff…

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173 Rangers-Blues in review

Rangers 2, Blues 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) We’re at the three-quarters mark of the season, 61 games in the books, and this is where you start forgetting details of games that happened earlier. So I’m not sure where…

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247 Rangers at Blues … It’s Go Time!

Game 61. Rangers at Blues. The Rangers play the second of their three-game “trip” coming off that hideous 5-2 loss in Newark Tuesday. They are 12-14-3 (or actually 12-17) on the road. They are 7-2-1 in their last 10. The Blues had won five in a row, and were…

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