Browsing: Mats Zuccarello

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583 Islanders at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 4. Islanders at Rangers. Ya boys need to get it together pretty quickly here. As I said in my preview video (above), the last two games were worse and worser. They play the second of four in a row and 14 of 19 at the Garden, where last…

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182 Islanders at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes from the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS VS. NEW YORK ISLANDERS Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Islanders: 2-0-0 (4 pts) Rangers: 1-2-0 (2 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game homestand against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden…

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469 Maple Leaves at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 3. Maple Leaves at Rangers. Ya boys play their home opener, with some of their retired-numbers guys in the house, and a new banner in the ceiling for their first (real) Garden game since Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. They come off a bad 5-2 loss…

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87 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Click here to see another great photo gallery from last night’s game, at lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) I thought Columbus Day was Monday, not Saturday. The Blue Jackets are a good team, and they play really hard and come at you and all that. Given. But the Rangers probably lose that…

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173 Rangers-Blues in review; Live Chat Friday at noon

Reminder: First Live Chat of the regular season Friday at noon. Be there. Or else. Click here for a very cool photo gallery on the Rangers’ opening-night victory in St. Louis. Thoughts: 1) For opening night, that was one heckuva hockey game. Not perfect. But great pace, physical, entertaining. 2)…

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69 Rangers’ season preview: Position by position

We’re continuing our season preview package. To follow is my column on Ryan McDonagh, my column on the fortunes of this defending Eastern Conference championship team, and my NHL divisional predictions.When I do those I’ll ask y’all to chime in with your prognostications. Also, as we approach the season, I’m…

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23 Zuccarello, now established, wants more from himself

There’s a new photo gallery on lohud.com. Click here to see it. Here is my story from The Journal News and lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello NEW YORK – The trivia question will trip up casual fans. Who led the Rangers in scoring in the Stanley Cup season of 1993-94? No,…

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162 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here for my story on Mats Zuccarello from lohud.com  I will post the story in full later on. In it, we were discussing his ability to agitate and he said, “Someday I’m going to get my ass kicked.” Guy’s a character. Thoughts: 1) That Flyers lineup. OK, Mr. Snider’s…

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468 Kreider signed, Sather still has work to do

Here’s my story from The Journal News and Lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello The Rangers once again avoided arbitration with one of their restricted free agents Wednesday when they got in under the wire with a two-year agreement with winger Chris Kreider. Kreider signed a two-year deal worth $4.95 million —…

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103 Zuccarello signs; Kreider scheduled for arbitration Wednesday

The Rangers signed one of their three arbitration-bound restricted free agents, Mats Zuccarello, Tuesday night. Zuccarello, the Rangers best forward for most of the season, agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract. By agreeing to the one-year deal, Zuccarello can become an unrestricted free agent after 2014-15 unless the sides…

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1613 NHL free-agency day … It’s Go Time!

Here’s my column from The Journal News and lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello In pretty much any other year, the Rangers would probably be overpaying, or attempting to overpay Paul Stastny or some other free agent when the market opens Tuesday at noon. But this isn’t any other year. This is…

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