Browsing: Marc Staal

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521 It’s Go Time!

Game 7. The end of the odyssey. The Rangers need a point to have gone through this ridiculous 16,500-mile schedule at NHL-.500, or a win to top that. Martin Biron gets his first start of the season in goal in place of sore-footed Henrik Lundqvist (Biron’s playing because it’s time…

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435 It’s Go Time!

Game 6. The third of a four-game tour of Western Canada. The sixth of a seven-game odyssey to begin the season. Get ready to be inundated with Tom Renney stuff tonight. Wojtek Wolski (groin) is ready to return, but he will not play and be a prucha, as Erik Christensen…

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172 No update on Staal; Torts on Avery; notes from last night

First, I’ve been told there may not be any update on Marc Staal’s condition coming today, as we anticipated. Second, several sites have reported Sean Avery’s conversation with ESPNNY, saying he doubts he will be recalled, that it’s kind of like hoping to win the lottery. The New York Daily…

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352 A few more thoughts on this Rangers’ start

You know, some of the negativity is absolutely crazy. I say that a lot around here. It’s kind of like the NFL, where every loss is Armageddon and every win means Super Bowl. Just look at the coverage of the Giants and Jets in this town, and listen to some…

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525 It’s Go Time!

Live from Nassau Coliseum … no accidents, no tickets, no roadrage incidents … First game in North America, only game in the U.S. until the home opener Oct. 27. Rangers are without Marc Staal and Michael Sauer, so the third D-pair is Steve Eminger and Jeff Woywitka, making his NYR…

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93 Tortorella post-practice

John Tortorella: (I asked him what kind of things the Rangers can do now that they’re home): “Practice, practice. Practice, practice. Who used to say that?” Told it was Allen Iverson, then told that Iverson used it in a different vein … “Put it in the opposite vein of him.…

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181 Rangers-Mighty Ducks in review

Thoughts: 1) Yay! Skills competition. Pretty serious lack of skills in this one. Brad Richards lost the puck at center ice, and the winning goal was a complete whiff. 2) The Rangers shouldn’t fight the opponent’s goons unless it’s absolutely necessary. So far they have had two staged fights, and…

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41 Rangers preview Part II: Position by position

Forwards The look all changed when Brad Richards signed for $60 million over nine, years. Throw a legit No. 1 center onto any roster and it trickles down mightily. Now the Rangers have an elite playmaking center to play with Marian Gaborik, who had a terrible second season (22 goals,…

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64 Rangers preview Part I: Keys to the season

Keys to the Rangers season 1) Marian Gaborik. He has one of the top playmaking centers in the NHL now, with Brad Richards. The Rangers must get around 40 goals, or more, from Gaborik, who would also then make a previously pathetic power play go if he’s back on his…

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130 Staal on IR, Avery assigned to CT, Erixon recalled

From the Rangers: TIM ERIXON RECALLED FROM CONNECTICUT Sean Avery Assigned to Connecticut; Marc Staal Placed on IR New York, October 5, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Tim Erixon has been recalled from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey…

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52 Who’s on first (line)?

Now that the cuts have been pretty much made, and most of the decisions, too, there’s one thing still to ponder. We kind of started the discussion last night. Who is going to end up the first-line left wing on Opening Night? Guess the next two preseason games are worth…

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19 Rangers-Frolunda in review

(Editor’s note: Anybody interested in doing reviews of the Sunday or Monday games? If so, e-mail me at rcarpini@lohud.com) Another round of cuts coming today for John Tortorella. As I’ve said all along, there really aren’t a lot of spots available for new guys. The Rangers still need to keep…

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65 Marc Staal to Connecticut Whale (updated)

Not sure of the ramifications of this announcement, but just got this from the Rangers: “Marc Staal will be reporting to Hartford and skating with the Connecticut Whale tomorrow.” I imagine that John Tortorella or the team will have more explanation for this later on from Prague. Check the Twitter…

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147 Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) From what I’ve seen, this preseason has been disjointed, undisciplined and inconclusive. The Rangers have not played particularly well in any of the three games, and their best players have certainly not stood out for the most part. Maybe that’s just me. 2) As far as Michael Del…

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40 John Tortorella media conference

John Tortorella: On the post-practice event in which members of the FDNY and NYPD hockey teams were interspersed with Rangers players for a scrimmage game and a shootout. Tortorella, by the way, was the happiest guy on the ice when some of the firemen and cops scored on Henrik Lundqvist.…

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107 Rangers-Devils in review

Thoughts: 1) Right off the hop, Sean Avery drew a penalty. This is a huge camp and preseason for Avery, assuming he wants to play beyond this season, because his contract’s up and he’s never going to see another contract like the last one. And he might not get any…

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209 John Tortorella’s press conference

Better late than never. This is yesterday’s presser. I won’t be around the team today as it skates in the morning and then flies — that’s right, flies — to Albany for the preseason opener. I’ll be back this evening for a Go Time thread. Tortorella noted that there’s a…

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138 Rangers camp update

Before I drive headlong into rush-hour traffic … The Rangers will announce their roster for tomorrow’s game in Albany later on. I’ll put it up as soon as I get it. Chad Kolarik tweaked a knee today and is going to be checked out. Michael Sauer did his fitness (torture…

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140 Marc Staal updates his condition

Marc Staal skated in practice today, but again did not participate in scrimmages. He spoke to the media afterwards. Marc Staal: “Depends on the length and the hardness of the workout. Some days I’ll get a headache late in the day that will last sometimes four or five hours, or…

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100 The first weekend of camp

I’m not sure what to make of it all. First, I appreciate the Rangers being cautious with Marc Staal, especially, but also with Brandon Prust and Michael Sauer and Artem Anisimov. Again, especially Staal. Concussions are the scourge of sports — I’m actually working on a story with former Giants…

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