Browsing: John Tortorella

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105 Live Chat today at noon … first of the season

We can discuss the new coach, the new system, the old GM, the old players, the new players, Derek Stepan, Brad Richards, yesterday’s demotions, the demotions yet to come, the opening-night lineup, the 15-game road trip (six preseason, nine regular-season), tonight’s Alain Vigneault-John Tortorella faceoff in Vancouver, and of course…

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150 Rangers-Oilers in review

Thoughts: 1) Unrelated to this game, but there was a lot of chatter about helmets and fights and head injuries this week, and Gary Bettman talked about “player safety” again, and it always makes me wonder. Why in Holy Hell does the league allow players to wear their chinstraps down…

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339 Rangers-Flames in review

Thoughts: 1) Boy, Slats with that Borsalino was awfully tough on Derek Stepan in the taped interview on MSG. “He’s going to get paid, just not today.” Suggested he was “a fool” for listening to his agent. Classic old-school stuff. And I get it, that it’s playing the CBA and…

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130 Training camp: Day 4

Cleaning up a few items. First, here’s my story on Scott Arniel and Derick Brassard from The Journal News and lohud.com today. More importantly, the other day Brad Richards was talking about his relationship with John Tortorella. He mumbled as he was saying, or intending to say, he said he…

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101 Guest blogger: Papa Bear … Over/under for 2013-14

Thanks Carp for asking to post my over/under suggestions as a Guest Blog. I guess it’s my turn to “stink”. Boneheads, here are some of my suggestions for Over/Under pools for the upcoming season: A) Ranger Point Total: 62 B) Kreider Goals: 47 (Note: If Torts was still coach over/under…

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71 Guest blogger: Mike Aker … an alternate NHL universe

Alternate Reality Rangers: How The Last Lockout Changed The Scope of The NHL….Maybe Forever By Mike Aker Whether on television with various incarnations of Star Trek, in comic books with the X-Men, or even in Greek literature, we’ve all learned about an alternate reality, where there exists another realm that…

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178 The Richards saga: My take

Here’s my column from The Journal News and LoHud.com, with some new, corrected info on the recapture penalty as it pertains to Brad Richards’ potential retirement if the Rangers don’t buy him out via amnesty next summer. The original numbers were incorrectly figured by capgeek.com, and since corrected, in a…

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331 Buyout time … Is Brad Richards a goner?

The amnesty buyout period began at 11 p.m. Wednesday, and runs through July 4. Players who are bought out under the amnesty exception allowed by the lockout-induced CBA, will be set free no later than the day before free agency, which this season is July 5 instead of the customary…

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75 Give him credit, Sather does it his way

Here’s my column from The Journal News and LoHud.com: By Rick Carpiniello NEW YORK — Glen Sather made it abundantly clear Friday that the decision to fire coach John Tortorella was his. It wasn’t a mutiny or a player revolt, he insisted. It wasn’t a reaction to the Rangers’ five-game…

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380 Guest blogger: Miami Pimp … “It Doesn’t Matter What Path”

(Editor’s note: Be aware, or beware, that our very special guest blogger is known for his creative negativity, and the colorful vocabulary with which he describes his beloved Rangers … you know, “bush-league” and “amateur-hour” and “clowns” etc.) “It Doesn’t Matter What Path” By Paulo Molina, aka “Miami Pimp” It…

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