Browsing: Mark Messier

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506 Rangers-Jets in review

Thoughts: 1) Henrik Lundqvist ties Mike Richter’s franchise record of 301 career wins. He will probably break it in the next seven-plus years. Seriously, this was the kind of win Richter (and Lundqvist) appreciated. One where you had to battle, to hang in, to have a short memory and worry…

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197 Guest blogger: Mark Romeo … a dream and a memory

By Mark Romeo Ralph Kiner’s passing reminds me of … The Rangers winning the Stanley Cup. And not because the Rangers were defending Stanley Cup Champions when Ralph graduated from Alhambra High School in California and signed his first pro contract with Pirates. I guess I should explain. Here goes.…

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741 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Thoughts: 1) Where to begin?  Well, that’s actually pretty simple. The Rangers have a ton of holes, they have a dearth of skill and they are soft. OK, fine. But none of that matters if the guy in the net doesn’t stop the puck. They can fix some of their…

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514 Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) What a difference, or a slim difference, between winning and losing. Henrik Lundqvist made some huge saves on the early Pittsburgh power play, got help from a post, got Ryan Callahan to sweep one off the goal line for him, made another great save nine seconds after Brian…

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441 Rangers-Ducks in review

Click here for my story on the game, from The Journal News and lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) I’m not going to try to convince anybody that the Rangers were or weren’t that bad, simply because it doesn’t matter. Even if they played great, you can’t make plays like they made in…

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515 Mark Messier leaves the Rangers organization

From the Rangers: MARK MESSIER LEAVES RANGERS New York, June 27, 2013 – Mark Messier issued the following statement today regarding his future: “I would like to thank the New York Rangers and particularly Glen Sather for giving me the opportunity over the last four years to work with the…

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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…