Browsing: John Tortorella

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110 World Cup of Hockey rosters announced; five Rangers selected

From the NHLPA and the NHL: TEAMS COMPLETE ROSTERS FOR WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY 2016 173 NHL Players Selected To Compete in Best-on-Best International Tournament; Two Blue-Chip Prospects for 2016 NHL Draft Also Named TORONTO (May 27, 2016) – All eight teams announced today their final, 23-man rosters for the…

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267 Rangers’ coach Alain Vigneault: ‘I’ll be back’

We interrupt our player analysis series for some sort-of breaking news. In an interview with La Presse’s Richard Labbe, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said, in French, that upon speaking with the Rangers’ front office, “first thing they said is they wanted me back next year.” CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY…

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634 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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308 Doomed Rangers hope to play another day

You don’t write a post-mortem while the body is still breathing, no matter how barely. You don’t throw dirt on the coffin until after the certificate of death has been signed. So, yes, the Rangers are still alive, to whatever degree. They will go to Pittsburgh for Game 5 Saturday…

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245 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Rangers 4, Blue Jackets 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) They’re in. That’s the best thing you can say about the Rangers right now. We have no idea who they’re going to play, or when. More importantly, we have no…

It's Go Time!
326 Rangers at Blue Jackets … It’s Go Time!

Game 79. Rangers at Blue Jackets. The Rangers reach the Final Four … four games remaining in the regular season. Tonight is their final road game until Games 1 and 2 of the playoffs in Pittsburgh, Florida, Tampa Bay or Washington. The playoff clinching scenario has changed just a…

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383 Rangers-Sabres in review

Sabres 4, Rangers 3. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Maybe they really should tank. I mean, there’s no chance they’re doing this…

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63 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Red Wings 3, Rangers 2 (OT). Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Maybe an inch to the right, maybe Ryan McDonagh’s 150-footer at the empty net hits the inside of the post and goes in and today we’re talking about the…

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233 Rangers-Capitals in review

Rangers 3, Capitals 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) So the Rangers cut the Capitals lead to 16 points, with 17 games left, so … Actually, the Rangers were 5.7 seconds from being 3-2 against Washington this season. Incidentally, the…

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266 Rangers-Blue Jackets (and trade deadline) in review

Rangers 2, Blue Jackets 1. Click here to read my early story about Eric Staal. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Eric Staal’s morning press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Another one…

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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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211 Rangers-Senators in review

Senators 3, Rangers 0. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You don’t often see Alain Vigneault ticked off, and he sure was after this game. I don’t think it was staged or for effect. He sure should have been. If he wasn’t…

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174 Rangers-Wild in review (updated)

UPDATE: The Rangers sent Brady Skjei to Hartford this morning to create enough cap space to add backup goalie Magnus Hellberg and defenseman Chris Summers for tonight’s game. Wild 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Well, the wheels come…

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104 Rangers-Canucks in review

Canucks 2, Rangers 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) First things first. This is where it catches up to the Rangers. For so long they got away with sloppy, or uneven, or incomplete games and won. Now the worm turns. The…

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84 Rangers-Panthers in review

Rangers 5, Panthers 4 (OT). Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You know it’s a wild game when two penalty shots are barely a footnote, and this review is going to be all over the place. I’m going to be honest, and…

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