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35 Vigneault: Zuccarello 100 percent medically cleared

Confirming a report here a few weeks ago, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault told NHL.com Friday that winger Mats Zuccarello is “100 percent cleared” for training camp. Zuccarello suffered a concussion and skull injury, and some memory loss and vision problems, when he was hit in the head by a Ryan…

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117 Guest blogger: Paul Calderazzo … Rangers report card

(Editor’s note: Special thanks to Paul Calderazzo for stepping up and volunteering this report card on the Rangers’ season and playoffs. If anybody wants to do a guest blog during the offseason, just drop me an email at rcarpini@lohud.com. Thank you. — Carp). ******************************************************** New York Rangers 2014-15 Grades by…

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31 Rangers’ “breakup day” interviews

Sorry for the delay, but I typed these out and it took a while … will post my story and notebook in the morning. Here are some of the interviews with more to come later on. From breakup day: Mats Zuccarello: “The doctors say I’m going to be fine, just…

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360 Game 7: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for a great photo gallery by Frank Becerra Jr. Click here to read my column on another failed season for Henrik Lundqvist. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story from Game 7. Click here to see Josh’s notebook, about Ryan McDonagh’s broken foot, etc. Click here for…

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932 Game 6: Rangers at Lightning … It’s Go Time!

Game 6. Rangers at Lightning. I think I may have mentioned during the Washington series once or twice, or thrice, that this could be the final “It’s Go Time!” of the season. I think it’s a coin-flip game, and I predicted 1-1 after two, 2-2 after four, 3-3 after…

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117 Game 5: Rangers-Lightning in review

Happy Memorial Day! Please spend some time today reflecting on those who served and sacrificed. Click here for a great Game 5 photo gallery by Frank Becerra Jr. Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story from lohud.com. Click here for the…

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406 Game 5: Lightning at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 5. Lightning at Rangers. The Rangers have won eight consecutive Games 5, 6 or 7 at home, and 11-1 in their last 12 during this four-year stretch. The only loss was Game 5 to the Devils in the 2012 Eastern Conference Final. Six of the Rangers’ 12 series…

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34 Game 5: Rangers-Lightning morning skate interview transcripts

Courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports: An interview with:                               COACH VIGNEAULT Q.   Special  teams have been especially effective for you guys these last  few  games.   What  in  the  power play in particular do you think is clicking for you? COACH  VIGNEAULT:   You know, power play right now is…

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732 Game 4: Rangers at Lightning … It’s Go Time!

Game 4. Rangers at Lightning. Pretty close to a must-win for ya boys. Not technically, but, you know. Going down 3-1 again and coming back against this explosive team probably isn’t happening. As Marc Staal said, they will need to play their best game of the season tonight. They…

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31 Game 4: Pre-game interview transcripts

Pre-game interview transcripts courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports: An interview with: COACH VIGNEAULT Q.   Some  of  the  guys enjoyed watching a movie together yesterday. Were  you  part  of  that?   What  can that day, in general, do to help you regroup? COACH  VIGNEAULT:   That was something that was set…

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733 Game 3: Rangers at Lightning … It’s Go Time!

Game 3. Rangers at Lightning. A big-boy pants game for the Rangers at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes, after they spit the bit in Game 2 — a game in which I didn’t think the Lighting was terrific either, but the Rangers messed up more than…

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