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75 Give him credit, Sather does it his way

Here’s my column from The Journal News and LoHud.com: By Rick Carpiniello NEW YORK — Glen Sather made it abundantly clear Friday that the decision to fire coach John Tortorella was his. It wasn’t a mutiny or a player revolt, he insisted. It wasn’t a reaction to the Rangers’ five-game…

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380 Guest blogger: Miami Pimp … “It Doesn’t Matter What Path”

(Editor’s note: Be aware, or beware, that our very special guest blogger is known for his creative negativity, and the colorful vocabulary with which he describes his beloved Rangers … you know, “bush-league” and “amateur-hour” and “clowns” etc.) “It Doesn’t Matter What Path” By Paulo Molina, aka “Miami Pimp” It…

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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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379 Talking Rangers on the radio, twice, tonight

You needed a new post anyway. I am going to do a couple of sports radio talk shows about the Rangers tonight. First, I’ll be on sportstalkNY, WLIE 540 AM, with Mark Rosenman around 7:15 p.m. Andrew Gross will also be a guest on the show, and Jay Wells –…

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314 Oddsmaker: Ruff, Vigneault, Messier the favorites

Not that these are ground-breaking predictions, or that anybody knows what’s really going on behind Glen Sather’s curtain … but you can get a bet down (Iegally, of course) on the next coach of the Rangers. The oddsmaker, in this case, thinks it will be Lindy Ruff, but The Captain…

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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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309 Guest blogger: Patrick Hoffman

My Greatest Goalie Coach By Patrick Hoffman I didn’t learn how to stop a breakaway as a goaltender from the usual suspects. Was it from a goalie coach? No. Was it from summer hockey camps? Nope. Did my dad give me advice on the position? No way. I learned how to…

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218 Are you ready for some football?

… Because, God knows, there isn’t going to be any hockey any time soon. You may have seen reports (I think it was Tim Pannacio in Philly) that Gary Bettman will address the Board of Governors Sept. 13 to get full approval to lock out the players on Sept. 15.…

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76 Guest blogger: Rob C

“Regular fans need not apply” By Rob Canone As I prepared to sit down and finally write my contribution to this blog, I stared at the screen for a long time.  Being a life-long Ranger fan whose life, at some point each day, touches this team and city it was…

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304 NHL awards show tonight; awards contest today

OK, let’s have a little contest. Pick your winner for each of the NHL awards to be presented tonight. I can’t promise any prizes, but I might be able to scare up something. Remember, the voting was done the day after the regular season ended. Playoffs have no bearing. Also…

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272 Rangers-Capitals Game 3 in review

Thoughts: 1) Holy shishkebob. I’d been covering this team since 1978, and had never seen one of these triple-overtimes. Saw them with the Islanders, saw them with the Devils. Never with the Rangers. And in my lifetime, there had only been one — the Pete Stemkowski game in 1971 –…