Browsing: John Tortorella

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494 It’s Go Time!

Big, big one. I’m not ready to call any game a must-win with 36 points still on the table. But this could be a huge win or a very discouraging loss against a Buffalo team five points behind, with three games in hand. Marc Staal, who suffered a setback Monday,…

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25 Staal suffers setback

According to Andrew Gross’s Ranger Rants blog, Marc Staal suffered a setback — which might be minor — when he left practice early Monday. You can read all about that, and other stuff from John Tortorella’s pre-game press conference, here. That includes the “Is Glen coaching?” remark about Sather saying…

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311 Sabres at Rangers tonight

This is your team for the rest of the season, after a quiet trade deadline and the horribly-timed injury to Martin Biron. So this is it, and this is a big game against a team in the chase, and it’s a Versus game, to boot. I know a lot of…

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26 Lightnings-Rangers in review

First of all, be here all morning. Quit your job if you have to. We’re going to do the annual Boneheads Trade Deadline Extravaganza (and picnic) all day long. Starting when the sun comes up … or when I crawl out of bed, whichever comes first. Do I think this…

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188 Post-game quotes

Dan Girardi: On being in the box for the 5-on-3 goal: “It’s tough, you know? We took a lot of penalties, but I don’t know if they all were (penalties). But that’s the way they called it. We have to live with that. It’s tough to see us lose that…

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13 Tortorella post-game

The coach was not happy. He feels his team played more than well enough to win, especially at even strength and even 5-on-4, but got hosed on the Girardi call that led to the 5-on-3 and the winning goal. John Tortorella: “It’s a tough one. A tough one. We gave…

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511 It’s Go Time!

Before we get to the game, youse should know I’m on a banning rampage. And if some of you clowns keep stepping out of line, you will be banned … and I might as well tell you that I will enjoy doing it. OK? Update on Del Zotto. He is…

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32 Tortorella pre-game

John Tortorella: On what he thinks of McCabe: “Hasn’t played yet.” On what he knows and expects: “Well, we all … veteran guy. He’s got the big shot on the power play. And I think it helps us, at this time of year, with our pairs, especially with Marc being…

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35 Tortorella, McCabe pre-game

Will have quotes shortly … but here’s the news. McCabe will play with Eminger and wear No. 28, and play on the power play. Duh. Fedotenko is out, so Newbury will play. Del Zotto is still here, even though the Rangers made a paper transaction to send him to the…

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67 No review today (updated)

Sorry. I didn’t see a minute of the game. Heard some of it on the radio while I was at a local playoff semifinal (an OT game that didn’t start nearly on time). Then I sat down at 1 a.m. to watch the replay, and instead they were showing a…

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467 Trade winds blowing?

Or not? The Monday trade deadline is coming fast, and a lot of teams have jumped out ahead of the parade and made big deals. I still suspect there will be a massive number of trades Monday. And we will be here, at Blog HQ with youse, from breakfast, through…

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423 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Was at a hoops game (really, really good game) so I heard the first two periods on radio, came home, watched the third period, then watched the first two periods. Odd way to watch a game. That said, Rangers-Canes was a pretty entertaining one, wasn’t it? Pretty big win for…

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287 Flyers-Rangers in review

So two buddies are on a fishing trip, when they come across a grizzly bear. One of them says, “Run!” The other says, “You can’t outrun a grizzly bear.” And the first guy says, “I don’t have to outrun the bear, I just have to outrun you.” That’s the way…

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144 More post-game quotes

Brandon Dubinsky: “We kept pressing. I thought, even though we were down two going into the third period we kept trying to play our game — strong D and try to be oportunistic, try to make some plays. We had some chances. The puck goes through the back door there,…

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18 Tortorella post-game

Will update here shortly, and have more later. But first is the news that Marian Gaborik has a concussion, and that it did not happen today. And for that the player has to take resposibility. “He’s concussed,” John Tortorella said. “It didn’t happen in this game. I don’t know when…

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44 Breakfast with the Blueshirts

Because of the early start, and because there couldn’t possibly be anything John Tortorella could say at this hour that will still be relevant after the game, or question that couldn’t be asked after the game, there won’t be a pre-game press conference today. Fine by me. More time for…

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367 It’s Go Time!

Lundqvist back in goal, looking to pass John Vanbiesbrouck on the Rangers’ wins list. Kris Newbury was returned to Connecticut this morning, meaning the Rangers have one extra player around. So Steve Eminger is expected to be prucha’d as the Rangers go with the same lineup tonight. You all know…

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171 Rangers-Kings in review

Just when I start to think the East is closing the gap on the West, another Western team on the bubble comes along and pops my eyes wide open. L.A. is a pretty solid team, big and fast and talented, and was only ninth in the West coming into the…

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23 Tortorella post-game

John Tortorella: “We make it exciting, don’t we?” “I just think we’ve got some balls. We’ve been like that all year long. I like that about our club. Are we playing our best hockey now? No. Did we make some mistakes? Yes. But we do. We’ve got some balls. I…

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51 Tortorella pre-game

Will have more in a moment. The only news: Wojtek Wolski will skate in warmup. He wants to play. If he can’t, Kris Newbury will. Back with Tortorella quotes in a few. The most interesting stuff was about how he doesn’t want Prust fighting the heavyweights, and how he takes…

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