Browsing: Marian Gaborik

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207 Rangers-Penguins in review

Well, that wasn’t exactly a textbook game, was it? Entertaining? Yes. Certainly not perfect. Your boys should be happy they got a point, because they could have easily gotten none, but sorry they let another one get away, to a team they’re chasing. Thoughts: 1) I am so, so sick…

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378 Three words sum up the season so far

Here’s my column from The Journal News and LoHud.com today: NEW YORK — It is the quote of the season for the Rangers, because it is everything they are about. Brandon Prust, the tough-as-shoe-leather winger, had been playing with at least two bad injuries — a bum shoulder and a…

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168 Panthers-Rangers in review

Ah, what a nice way to start the all-star break. A fluky loss by your boys, and then another snow storm. I remember being on a road trip in Houston with the Mets in 1986, and they were on a roll when the all-star break hit, and they didn’t want…

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354 Canes-Rangers in review

You can blame this one on the injuries and the minor-league roster, but that wouldn’t be accurate, because the way the Rangers played, they would have lost even if they’d had most of their injured players. They didn’t play the way they have played most of the season, and the…

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83 And the winner is … Matt

Well, that contest was fun. Not as simple as I’d hoped because nobody saw the 7-0 score coming. I figured we’d have multiple entries with the correct score and then we’d go to the tiebreaker. But since nobody had the correct score, we went to the first tiebreaker: GWG. Well,…

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74 Rangers-Leaves in review

Don’t put too much stock in the score, OK? There was some lousy goaltending and lousy play by the lousy visiting team and it got out of hand in a hurry. That said, there were a lot of positives, including the PK early, then the PP, mostly Gaborik getting going…

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11 Tortorella post-game

John Tortorella: “I don’t think there’s any one best thing. Obviously, Gabby getting untracked in a game here hopefully will help his confidence. Our penalty killing I thought was the biggest point early in the game. It’s something we didn’t want to do — we talked about that before the…

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28 Post-game quotes and stuff

First, you’ve heard the news already, probably: Ruslan Fedotenko’s out 2-4 weeks with a second-degree sprain of the a.c. joint in his left shoulder. So not only is Chad Kolarik coming up from Connecticut (AHL), but so is Brodie Dupont. Quotes to follow shortly. —————- Henrik Lundqvist said he was…

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35 Tortorella pre-game

John Tortorella: On Brandon Dubinsky’s injury: “No one specific thing (caused it). He’s been complaining a little bit about soreness. We gave him a day off here and there, but there was no one specific thing. They looked at it yesterday and looked at it again today, more closely, and…

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201 Flys-Rangers in review

Where to start? OK, let’s start with the  line brawl. Why? Because the game was pretty bad, because the Flyers were all yapping about wanting to get back at Sean Avery, etc., and how they had to show restraint because they didn’t want to take a penalty. 1) Normally, I’d…

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98 Tortorella post-game

John Tortorella: When asked about it being low-energy at the start, like Montreal: “No, I don’t agree with you. Low-energy is the wrong way of putting it. “I think (it was) a team that puts itself in some bad spots with some untimely penalties that take momentum when you’re trying…

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16 Post-game quotes

Marian Gaborik: On being benched for a stretch of the second and third periods: “Yeah (was surprised). At times, I think last year, once it happened (vs. Atlanta).” “Obviously I haven’t produced much lately (no goals in eight games), obviously in these type of games where it’s a big game.…

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26 Tortorella pre-game

First, let me say that the renovation of MSG has really begun now. You’ll see it when you walk in. The foodcourt on the sixth floor directly behind the visitors bench is completely walled off. There’s stuff happening everywhere. Going to be very interesting to watch how they do this…

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112 Habs-Rangers in review

I’ll get to the pre-game notes later, and I’ll be headed for MSG this afternoon. Until then, I’ve got one word for you: CONCENTRATION. 1) I believe concentration is at the root of being good or bad on faceoffs. I really do. Some are naturally better than others, and some…

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53 More post-game quotes

John Tortorella: Started by saying that “you guys are really going to give it to me, aren’t you?” for the prediction that the Rangers wouldn’t be able to win 1-0. Then when he was told that the pressbox was praying it would hold up so we could give it to…

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38 Tortorella pre-game

John Tortorella: Update on Boogaard: “Nope. We’re trying to stimulate him, trying to get him moving around, but he still doesn’t feel well. Can he imagine getting him back? “Very difficult. It would be very difficult (both to guess when, or to actually get him back). Both. It’s something we…

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253 Canadiens-Rangers in review

Is it possible? Can the Rangers miss Michal Rozsival that much? Maybe it was a bit surprising that the Rangers were so comfortable going up and down the ice with the speedy Canadiens early on, but then again, maybe that got them away from their grinding game a bit. Because,…

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494 It’s Go Time!

The start of four of the next five at home. Wojtek Wolski makes his Rangers debut, wearing No. 86 — first ever Ranger with that number — and playing on a line with Artem Anisimov and Marian Gaborik. I dunno about No. 86. Doesn’t that indicate something discarded? Here’s the…

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31 Blues-Blueshirts in review

Hi kids. My story on John Tortorella ran in The Journal News and on LoHud.com today. But as I typed this, the link had not yet been posted. So if any of youse want to go to LoHud.com and find it and put it up before I awaken, please do…

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132 Stars-Rangers in review

How many times, in how many ways, can we keep saying the same things about this Rangers team and the way it gets points, especially tough points, especially on the road? That’s some kind of win, and in the old days that would have been some kind of tie. Thoughts:…

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