Browsing: Jeff Woywitka

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371 Rangers’ free agency scoreboard

While we wait on a major move, which will happen, though obviously there’s no rush, here’s the scorecard so far (hope I’m not missing anybody): Lost: Brandon Prust. Ruslan Fedotenko. John Mitchell. Jeff Woywitka. John Scott. Chad Johnson. Jonathan Audy-Marchessault. Added: Arron Asham. Micheal Haley. Taylor Pyatt. Kyle Jean. Retained:…

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664 Free agency Day 3: D-Day do-over for Parise, Suter?

The dominoes are ready to start falling whenever JP’s kid Zach and Ryan Suter make their “Decisions” which we all expected yesterday. We do know that the Rangers aren’t even a little bit involved in either of those free agents, who are going to get insane contracts no matter where…

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410 Tortorella post-morning skate

Morning skates are dull. I already knew that, but it’s been a while (since the Bryan Trottier regime) since I attended one on the road. The big news? Well, Daniel Alfredsson said he did suffer a concussion, and the Senators are not ruling out that he will play in Game…

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574 It’s Go Time!

Game 78. The Rangers will announce the Steven McDonald Extra Effort award before the game. They go for win No. 50, which would tie the ’91-92 Presidents’ Trophy team and would be the second most in franchise history behind the ’93-94 record of 52. Ya boys have won three in…

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549 It’s Go Time!

Game 76. The contest is now closed. No more entries please. Thanks for playing and good luck. First of the final back-to-back set of the season. Ya boys have won three of their last four. They remain a point up on Pitt, which is playing the Islanders right now. Henrik…

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516 It’s Go Time!

Game 74. Eight left after tonight. Holy mackeral. Ya boys on a two-game winning streak, finish out a seven-game homestand (4-2 so far) against a very, very desperate Baby Buffaloes team. The Baby Buffaloes have won two in a row, and haven’t lost in regulation in their last six (4-0-2).…

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360 It’s Go Time!

Game 71. Ya boys have lost four of their last six. They play the fourth of a seven-game homestand (2-1). Henrik Lundqvist returns from the flu and starts in goal. Ryan Callahan (foot) and Michael Del Zotto (hip) also return. Tim Erixon, called up from Connecticut today, will play on…

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676 It’s Go Time!

Game 70. Ya boys on a two-game winning streak. The Penguins on a nine-gamer, six points back with a game in hand. The Rangers will again be without two of their MVPs — Ryan Callahan (foot) and Henrik Lundqvist (flu) — and Michael Del Zotto (hip). Martin Biron starts in…

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714 It’s Go Time!

Game 69. Ya boys no longer on a losing streak … and everybody but them looking ahead to Pittsburgh and Sid the Skid Crosby Thursday. So I guess this is not a Must-win game. Henrik Lundqvist is down with the flu, so Martin Biron starts in goal and Chad (Ochocinco)…

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785 It’s Go Time!

Game 68. Ya boys, on their first three-game (regulation) losing streak of the season … so this is a MUST-WIN! Right? ;) The Rangers begin a seven-game homestand. Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal. Ryan Callahan (foot) and Michael Del Zotto (hip) are out. Brandon Dubinsky (sinus) hopes to return. Mats…

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202 Guest blogger SG21: Rangers-Lightning in review

Thoughts: 1) Rangers snuck away with a point here. Even with a two-goal lead early on, TB outshot and outpossessed the Blueshirts. The absence of Callahan and Del Zotto was evident in puck possession, grit and creativity. 2) Pre-game, I knew that we’d be talking about Dubinsky after the game.…

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521 It’s Go Time!

Game 62. Start of the toughest month of the year, and of Southeastern back-to-backs (at Tampa Bay tomorrow) and of three in less than four days (Boston at MSG Sunday at 12:30). Ya boys have won two in a row after an 0-1-1 skid (imagine, we’re calling 0-1-1 a skid?).…

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144 Marc Staal makes his season debut today

John Tortorella announced that he’s gotten the OK from doctors, trainers and the player for Marc Staal to return from his concussion issues today at 3 p.m. Tortorella said Staal with play on the third pair, but wouldn’t say who comes out (obviously either Stu Bickel or Jeff Woywitka). We’ll…

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419 It’s Go Time!

Game 35. First of three in a row on the road for your first-place boys, on a five-game winning streak. A 7:30 start for Versus (exclusive telecast). Followed by episode 3 of “24/7″ at 10, and replayed at 11, on HBO. (Nine more days before I can cancel my HBO!).…

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367 It’s Go Time!

Game 34. Rematch of Thursday’s 4-2 Rangers win. Ya boys on a four-game winning streak. With Boston idle tonight, the Rangers could move into first place in the East with a victory. Same lineup, other than Henrik Lundqvist in goal (Martin Biron beat the Islanders Thursday) and probably Jeff Woywitka…

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135 Rangers-Flyers in review

Merry Christmas Eve! The lead to my story in The Journal News and LoHud.com today was this: “Laughing all the way.” Because the Rangers go into the holiday break dancing, off four straight wins, three fairly decisive divisional victories in four nights, and in first place in the Patrick Division.…

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58 Tortorella pre-game

Short and sweet. Same lineup tonight. Jeff Woywitka re-injured his foot this morning and won’t play. Not sure if it’s now worse or if he’ll be out longer. He talked about Martin Biron very briefly, and about  Mike Rupp. Wouldn’t answer questions on “24/7″  John Tortorella:

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517 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

You know what? That was an imperfect game against a struggling team. OK, given. But that’s a good, good win. That’s a tough game to be the road team, with the coaching change and the feelings of getting the popular coach fired, and the new coaches on the bench. And…

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370 Rangers-Mighties in review

Thoughts: 1) Just because it tends to get so hysterical (and I don’t mean funny, though it can be that, too) here, I wondered in the comments last night, at 1-1, were you willing to say this was a good effort or if it sucked from head to toe, had the…

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272 Rangers-Islanders in review

Told ya. This game was exactly what I expected … except that it really wasn’t very nasty. Come to think of it, other than the fights in the stands, it wasn’t nasty at all; and as I recall, last year the Rangers played better and played tougher in games that…

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