Browsing: Michael Del Zotto

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194 Avs-Rangers in review

If this is Life without Gaborik, the Rangers are in trouble. As I wrote in my column in The Journal News and on LoHud.com today, I don’t think that’s necessarily the case. But they’ve got to be better than that. And they should be better than that. 1) If you…

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77 More post-game quotes

Michael Del Zotto: “With the way we’re working, you’ve got to think we’re going to get a bounce here or there, and it’s just unfortunate we didn’t get one today.” On his retaliation penalty after Galiardi boarded Girardi: “After you see Gabby go down last game from a hit from…

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16 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES October 18, 2010 – New York Rangers 1, Colorado Avalanche 3 (Game No. 4, Home No. 2) • The Rangers were defeated by the Colorado Avalanche, 3-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden.  New York is now 1-2-1 overall, including a…

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6 Post-game quotes

John Tortorella: “I thought we played better in the second period than the first period; I thought we had the puck more. Then the third period we end up with, what, six minutes there of power-play time and we don’t get it done. And really not even … I don’t…

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105 Islanders-Rangers in review

Almost crack of noon. Sorry kids. Been burning the candle at both ends (without the fun) and it finally caught up to me. Here’s my column from The Journal News and LoHud.com today. Some thoughts about the game yesterday. 1) You know I don’t sugarcoat things, so maybe you’ll respect…

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37 More post-game quotes

Henrik Lundqvist: “It’s a tough one. I think we played really well as a team the whole game. We had a couple of tough bounces along the way. I felt like they didn’t really have to work that hard to get their goals. But overall, as a team, I think…

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18 Some post-game quotes

Sean Avery (with some help from Andrew Gross, because my recorder started buzzing during the interview): On the Callahan penalty: “That’s a tough call. Two guys going hard for a puck. Hard game like that.” On the lewd gesture by the Islanders’ James Wisniewski: “Imagine if I did that? Heck,…

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170 Rangers-Sabres in review

I gotta tell you, I met Derek Stepan the day before the Traverse City tournament, and I thought, “Wow, this kid is confident and he is mature.” But I hadn’t seen him play. Then I saw him play, and I thought, “Wow, this kid is pretty good.” Then I spoke…

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111 About the defense

What we know: That it wasn’t nearly good enough last year. That, while defense must be played by all six players on the ice in order for it to be successful, each pair of defensemen must be better. That John Tortorella doesn’t seem to like having an extra defenseman around.…

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21 From training camp

Training camp and no pucks. That’s what the Rangers are doing today, and probably tomorrow. Just skating, four groups in short sessions. There are these radar things on the blue lines, I’m guessing, to measure skating speed during the drills.  No pucks make it nice and quiet. Mark Messier is…

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