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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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1 John Tortorella break-up day video

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…

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11 Break-up day interviews: Tortorella, Richards

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…

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48 My story on the Rangers-Bruins finale

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,…

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311 Game 5: Rangers-Bruins in review

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…

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