Super Mario Lemieux is not happy, of course, because his Pittsburgh Penguins, favorites in the East to win the Stanley Cup, got their clocks cleaned in four straight by a very, very, very good Boston team. And so coach Dan Bylsma is probably going to soon be available, deservedly or… Read More →
“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,... Read More →
Welcome to today’s Live Chat. We’ve got a lot of ground to cover, and I expect a lot of traffic, so please be patient if your comment doesn’t appear immediately. There will probably be some lag time, especially in the middle of the chat. Also, please use a screen name… Read More →
So be there today at noon. Or else. Would love to hear, instead of the same old, same old about the outgoing coach, some ideas for the incoming coach, and what needs to be done with the roster going forward. But we sure can discuss John Tortorella, Glen Sather, or… Read More →
OK, I admitted, I was wrong about this. I’ve been wrong plenty of times, and will be again, but I was as wrong on this as I’ve ever been on anything. That said, it wasn’t just me. Pretty much everybody in and around the team thought John Tortorella was going… Read More →
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… Read More →
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… Read More →
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,... Read More →
Here’s my notebook from The Journal News and LoHud.com today (unedited version): By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – Henrik Lundqvist enters the final season of his contract in September. The best and most important player the Rangers have didn’t sound anxious, or convincing, when asked about whether he hoped to get… Read More →
Here’s my story from The Journal News and LoHud.com today: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH — Brad Richards is a bright guy and has been around long enough to know the score. And though Richards wouldn’t say so as the Rangers packed their belongings and headed into summer, the alternate captain… Read More →
Here’s the video of John Tortorella addressing he Brad Richards situation. The entire presser is in the audio file below. I also took video of Richards’ interview with the press, but I am having all sorts of technical issues uploading it and I may not be able to get tech… Read More →
Let’s start here because this was the big topic, obviously. Brad Richards knows he’s being bought out. He’s a smart guy and a pro. John Tortorella talked about Richards, but wouldn’t answer a question about whether his long-time friend would be back. The video is above, but this audio clip… Read More →
Meant to post this last night. Sorry. My game story from The Journal News and LoHud.com: By Rick Carpiniello BOSTON — There won’t be any miracle comeback for the Rangers, won’t be any of those good feelings they experienced last year after virtually running the table during the regular season,... Read More →
A picture is worth a thousand words, and the picture right here, well, just wow. Look at the five Rangers around Henrik Lundqvist and Gregory Campbell, look at who they are in a must-win Game 5 of a second-round playoff series, and how nobody can prevent the fourth-line Boston center… Read More →
Sorry for the jackwagon sniffling in my microphone during the Tortorella presser.
Here is Rangers coach John Tortorella’s post-practice press conference from Friday. He had some interesting things to say about the team’s Game 4 effort, about Ryan McDonagh and Chris Kreider, among other topics. Video by Rick Carpiniello.
The video of the John Tortorella presser will be up shortly. He had some interesting things to say about Ryan McDonagh and Chris Kreider. Also, the news: Brad Richards skated with the Black Aces today. Chris Kreider, apparently still feeling that injury above his left eye, did not skate.
Is it possible? Um. Probably not. But ya boys can sure make things interesting if they can somehow win Saturday evening in Boston. Like Derick Brassard said, “We’re looking forward to going to Boston. The pressure is on them. Toronto came back from 3-1 and it’s possible. We just want… Read More →