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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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506 And then there were two … or three … or four?

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced this morning that coach Dan Bylsma and his staff, including our fave, Tony Granato, will be retained and that Bylsma has signed a two-year extension. Maybe Super Mario saw the line of teams waiting for Bylsma to hit the open market and changed his mind. More…

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256 Guest blogger: Mark Romeo … 2013 Report Cards

“2013 New York Rangers Report Card” by Mark Romeo Hard to believe it’s been only five months since we were collectively wishing to see less of Gary Bettman and more of Sam Rosen, but it has been.  Tough to call this Rangers season much of anything other than a disappointment,…

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30 Who’s next? Vigneault? Ruff? Messier? Keenan? Me?

Put together this list without doing a lot of checking around. And since nobody ever knows what’s going on in Glen Sather’s world, I won’t even pretend to have a clue about who’s next. Lindy Ruff: The most obvious choice, has been available since being fired in February after 16…

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8 Live Chat Thursday at noon … should be fun

We were going to do this anyway, but now it sure will be a lot more interesting. Live Chat Thursday at noon. Be there. Or else. I am posting three things I’ve just finished writing … a news story about the firing, a column, and a list of potential coaching…

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38 Official announcement of Tortorella firing

With full Glen Sather conference call audio to follow. From the NYR: JOHN TORTORELLA RELIEVED OF COACHING DUTIES New York, May 29, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that head coach John Tortorella has been relieved of his coaching duties. Under Tortorella’s guidance,…

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