Browsing: Marian Gaborik

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33 John Tortorella pre-game interview

The coach had some pretty good insights tonight on Brian Boyle and some of his other top players, including the goaltender and, without naming names, Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards. He also spoke about replacing the middle of the lineup lost over the off-season. John Tortorella: [audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangersaudio/tortspre020713.MP3]

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198 Rangers-Devils in review

Thoughts: 1) I really wonder who John Tortorella’s tentative, scared guys are. Marian Gaborik? Michael Del Zotto (he doesn’t look tentative to me, but he made some woeful mistakes)? Brad Richards, who was demoted off the No. 1 line and terrible on the power play? Brian Boyle, who except for…

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440 Rangers-Lightnings in review

Thoughts: 1) There’s going to be a lot of obvious stuff said in the next bunch of paragraphs because there was nothing subtle here. It was very obvious. For example, the Rangers had the puck for a lot of this game, more than in any other game this season. Did…

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784 Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Wowzer. I don’t even know where to begin. That was just putrid. I thought there was a stretch there in the second period where the Rangers righted themselves a bit, and then they shot themselves in the skate with the Derek Stepan giveaway for a Sidney Crosby (who…

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162 Rangers-Flyers in review; Live Chat at noon today

Don’t forget to be here at noon for the Live Chat … during which, the twitter widget over there ————> might provide us with a Ryan Callahan update. We’ll see. Thoughts: 1) Obviously, first and foremost, and much more important than a fairly solid win and a third in four…

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181 Nash-Richards-Gaborik line gives Tortorella some new options

Here is my (unedited) column from The Journal News and LoHud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – John Tortorella’s got a new toy, something he hasn’t had in his first three-plus seasons as Rangers coach. He has three legitimate first-line players, and with it the opportunity to put all those eggs…

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298 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

Thoughts: 1) It is beyond stupid to think this team was going to stink  it up all season. I don’t think they are where they need to be, and they still need to get more from the guys who play on the second line, or who are supposed to play…

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388 Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) Look at the guys who played important roles and/or played really well at times, or for most of last season, who have played poorly through all four, or parts of all four games this year: Brian Boyle, Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin, Brad Richards to a degree; Marc Staal,…

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139 Rangers-Bruins in review; Live Chat today at noon

REMINDER: We will have our third Live Chat of the season today at noon. Plenty to talk about, including the big win over Boston last night and tonight’s game against the 0-3 and very desperate Orange Crud. Be there. Or else. ******************************************** Here’s the MSG link to John Tortorella’s post-game…

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537 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=5965405 align=”left”] Rangers vs. Penguins. Game 2. The 0-1 Rangers go with the same lineup, other than Arron Asham, coming off his suspension from last season’s playoffs, making his Rangers debut in place of Brandon Segal, who was returned to the Connecticut Whale (AHL) as planned. Are you ready…

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738 It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=6837497 align=”left”] Game 1 Have you waited long enough for this game? Bunch of guys making their Rangers’ debuts: Rick Nash, Taylor Pyatt, Jeff Halpern and Brandon Segal. Plus Chris Kreider makes his regular-season NHL debut. Check out the new thingy on the left … it’s our Three Rangers…

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89 Season preview: Position by position

FORWARDS: Three years ago, the Rangers had zero legit first-line forwards. Two years ago they had one (Marian Gaborik). Last year they had two (Gaborik and Brad Richards). This year they have three, with the addition of power forward Rick Nash. The lockout gave Gaborik time to heal from shoulder…

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56 Season preview: Five questions

Grittier, or prettier? The Rangers lost some of their grinding personality in Brandon Prust, Brandon Dubinsky and Ruslan Fedotenko, and a big part of their game was battling for every inch of ice. Some of that has been replaced, and Rick Nash will use his big body, too. But this…

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132 Redden (and Gomez) could resurrect careers with new buyout rule

One of many reminders: Live Chat Wednesday at noon. Be there. ******************************************* Here’s my notebook from camp today: Two of Glen Sather’s biggest mistakes could be freed from their contracts by Saturday and thus, conceivably, continue their NHL careers. Defenseman Wade Redden, whom Sather signed to a six-year, $39 million…

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112 Rangers go back to work, get set for short season

Here’s my story from The Journal News and Lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – The Rangers hit the ice Monday – well, 15 of them did – and though they’d skated in groups throughout periods of the NHL owners’ lockout, this was different. “It was great,” new Rangers power winger…

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62 Rangers’ first unofficial skate of the post-lockout

Sorry again for the tech problems with the audio. I’m supposed to be getting a new, improved (how could it be worse than this p.o.c. Mac?) laptop for the season so this won’t continually happen. To review, 15 players skated today, including: Ryan Callahan, Brad Richards, Marc Staal, Ryan McDonagh,…

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125 That was fun … let’s do this again in 2020

When the 1994-95 lockout ended, Nick Kypreos traveled with Glenn Healy from Toronto to New York. When asked by a customs agent if they had anything to declare, Kypreos said, “No, the owners took it all.” And so it is with every lockout under the Lockout Commissioner. The owners win.…

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20 Here’s my story for LoHud.com and The Journal News

By Rick Carpiniello rcarpini@lohud.com So much for the Rangers needing to start the season with eight games on the road due to Madison Square Garden’s renovations. The first five of those games were, not surprisingly, among the 82 games canceled by the NHL on Thursday due to the league’s lockout…

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