Browsing: Michael Del Zotto

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235 Rangers-Canucks in review

This is some nice little run here by your New York Rangers. OK, they lost to Montreal, and didn’t play their usual grind-it-out game that night. Imagine if they had. Imagine what this would-be five-game winning streak might look like? So now the Rangers have Western pelts of Vancouver, Dallas,…

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384 It’s Go Time!

Same lineup, except for Lundqvist back in goal and Gilroy goes back in for Del Zotto. McDonagh is the only prucha. Same lines to start. The last game of the first half of the season, and the only home game in a stretch of six. So, it’s somewhat important. Also…

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46 Interview with Del Zotto

My friend Bruce Berlet interviewed Michael Del Zotto today after practice in Hartford, on Mitch Beck’s Howlings blog. You can read it here. I’ll have to ask Mitch one of these days if he’s going to have to change the blog’s name, you know, since Whales don’t howl.

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121 Fedotenko ready to go

That’s the main news out of practice today, that Ruslan Fedotenko made it through a full practice with his bruised hand, and will play tomorrow. Will have more info and some quotes in a bit. John Tortorella: On Fedotenko. “He’s a big part of our team. He’s much better today…

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180 Del Zotto is Whaled (updated)

Still awaiting the official announcement, but Michael Del Zotto had been sent down to Connecticut of the AHL after being scratched for four straight games, and then sliding out of the play on Christopher Higgins’ goal Sunday in Sunrise, Fla. Del Zotto had been scratched once earlier this season, and…

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139 Panthers-Rangers in review

This one was bad. The Rangers played a stinker. Again, you can’t argue with the effort, but there were errors in all three zones. So home they go with one goal and a single point in two games in Florida. Thoughts: 1) This may have been the worst game of…

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247 It’s Go Time!

Steve Zipay reported earlier that Martin Biron will start in goal, and that Michael Del Zotto goes back into the lineup. Zip says that Tortorella called it a tough decision to prucha Matt Gilroy. The rest of the lineup remains the same since the Rangers only have one extra player.…

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469 It’s Go Time!

Rangers open 2011 against the Lightnings (7:30 start). Lundqvist starts in goal. Del Zotto is the only prucha, again. Weise makes his return. Probable lines to start: Dubinsky-Stepan-Gaborik Frolov-Anisimov-Zuccarello Fedotenko-Boyle-Prust Avery-Drury-Weise

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517 It’s Go Time!

The youth movement continues, as Todd White was sent to Connecticut (formerly Hartford, or Reddenville) today. I don’t blame Todd White at all. He didn’t fit here, and he had no chance to succeed here, and he certainly didn’t hurt the Rangers, though he also didn’t help. And that trade…

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253 Rangers-Islanders in review

If you didn’t watch this game and just saw the score and the boxscore, you might think it was an impressive beatdown. I didn’t think it really was. I thought the first period was lousy, and I didn’t think the second was miles better. But the Rangers did get going,…

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486 It’s Go Time!

Last home game of 2010. Mats Zuccarello made it back, dashing through the snow, from Hartford. Marian Gaborik is expected to return from a groin issue. Matt Gilroy stays in the lineup. Michael Del Zotto gets prucha’d again, along with Todd White. Lundqvist in goal. Here are the probable lines,…

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507 It’s Go Time!

… and time for the feats of strength. Not to be confused with Rex Ryan’s feets of strength. Yamahama. It’s a special Festivus night Rangers game at MSG, vs. the Lightnings. Mats Zuccarello makes his NHL debut in place of Marian Gaborik (groin). Derek Boogaard (shoulder/headaches) remains out, along with…

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18 Tortorella pre-game

Hi kids. Will have Torts quotes in a few … First: Boogaard’s shoulder injury is worse than day-to-day. Not sure how bad, but not day-to-day, the coach said. Eminger was feeling much better this morning, and he’ll be a game-time decision. If he plays, Gilroy comes out. Drury will have…

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21 Jackets-Rangers in review

Thoughts: 1) That was one of the rare ones this season where the Rangers did almost everything they planned to do, and still lost. 2) I am not one to normally give the other goalie credit. I think too often that’s an excuse. Too often a goalie looks good because…

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386 It’s Go Time!

Lundqvist gets another start in goal. Eminger (back) and Boogaard (shoulder) are out, which means everybody else is in. Which means Michael Del Zotto is back from his homework assignment, and Todd White is back on the fourth line. Which means nobody is prucha’d. Here are the expected lines to…

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188 Rangers-Senators in review

In the previous thread, we discussed the Matt Carkner blood-flicking allegation. As for last night’s game, the guys on TV were right. This is a game the Rangers probably lose last year. And the Rangers don’t stop playing. They might stink it up once in a while. But they play…

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509 It’s Go Time!

Don’t forget, 7:30 p.m. start. Michael Del Zotto is prucha’d for the first time in his career, along with Todd White, we expect. “He needed to watch,” John Tortorella said, according to our friend Andrew Gross. Matt Gilroy goes back in to play the left side with Michael Sauer, while…

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39 Rangers in the Christmas spirit

This is one area where you can never say a bad word about the New York Rangers: They do good deeds and they have produced some of the great deed-doers. So today is the mother of all their good-will events, Adam Graves and his annual Toys for Tots drive. If…

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139 Senators-Rangers in review

Yes, that’s right, kids. The sky is falling. This was an unsightly loss, caused by a dreadful start and a God-awful defensive-zone breakdown late in the third period. But … c’mon. Teams don’t have bad losses during 82-game seasons? Thoughts: 1) What do you do if you’re a player or…

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112 Rangers-Islanders in review

Thoughts: 1) It’s funny how we critique these games sometimes, that we pick at how well or poorly played they might be, and always with the caveat that “it’s the Islanders.” I think John Tortorella said it right last night, that when the Rangers and Islanders play, it’s always a…

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