Browsing: Michael Del Zotto

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305 Rangers-Devils in review

Thoughts: 1) Marc Staal. Boy, that sure as hell doesn’t look good for him, getting hit on the button like that by Reid Boucher’s shoulder or upper arm to the chin and reacting as if he knew right away that something was wrong, and then slamming his helmet on his…

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498 It’s Go Time! … Devils at Rangers

[polldaddy poll=7626658 align=”left”] Game 30. Devils at Rangers. The Rangers begin a franchise-record nine-game homestand with back-to-backs against the Devils and Washington. They will play just 23 of their final 52 games on the road, two of those at Yankee Stadium. The Rangers are 0-2 vs. the Devils this…

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444 It’s Go Time! … Jets at Rangers; Live Chat Tuesday at noon

[polldaddy poll=7612532 align=”left”] Game 28. Jets at Rangers. Let the mini-controversy grow! Cam Talbot starts his second straight game while Henrik Lundqvist sits as his backup. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault, who may just be looking to light a fire under Lundqvist, said that the former Vezina Trophy winner is…

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544 Rangers-Canucks in review

Thoughts: 1) Let’s get right to this. I know it’s a popular theory, and I’m sure you can find dozens of news stories today saying so, but it’s a fantasy that John Tortorella hated Chris Kreider, or held him down. Kreider himself says it’s not real. Said yesterday that he…

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92 Rangers 5, Canucks 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes and quotes courtesy of the Rangers: Rangers 5, Canucks 2. Click here for boxscore. Team Notes: – The Rangers defeated the Vancouver Canucks, 5-2, today at Madison Square Garden, in the second game of a back-to-back set. – The Blueshirts improved to 14-13-0 overall (28 pts), including a…

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166 Rangers-Bruins in review

Thoughts: 1) Men vs. Boys. I am not 100 percent convinced the Rangers lost this game because of the way they were manhandled by the Bruins, but they were manhandled, and I am pretty certain that any best-of-seven series against a team like that is going to look like the…

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662 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Bruins

[polldaddy poll=7604140 align=”left”] Game 26. Rangers at Bruins. Ya boys have won three of four on this five-game road trip. They return home to face Vancouver and You-Know-Who tomorrow afternoon, which begins a stretch  in which the Rangers play 11 of the next 12 at the Garden. Henrik Lundqvist…

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125 Rangers-Panthers in review

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah! Thoughts: 1) Alain Vigneault made an off-the-cuff remark about the old saying, “You never critique a victory.” Mike Keenan said that all the time … but they will then dissect it, because they must, because that’s what they do. And because coaches, good coaches, know…

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522 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Panthers

[polldaddy poll=7599605 align=”left”] Game 25. Rangers at Panthers. Ya boys come off that woeful 5-0 loss in Tampa two nights ago. They play the fourth of a five-game trip that ends in Boston Friday afternoon. Michael Del Zotto is a prucha (healthy scratch) for the fifth time. Clock must…

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533 Rangers-Lightnings in review

Thoughts: 1) Wow, just too, too easy for the home team. Did a lot of guys on defense, and the guy in goal, have a bad game? Sure did. Not that there’s any shame or blame on a goalie in giving up three breakaway goals, but Henrik Lundqvist got beaten…

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314 Rangers-Predators in review

Thoughts: 1) The Rangers, with their new system, defend. They succeed because/if/when they defend. I keep going back to what Alain Vigneault said on the last homestand when I asked him about the way they defend, and he said a big part of that is taking care of the puck…

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803 Rangers-Stars in review

Thoughts: 1) The goalkeeper. Where’s his get-away car? Because he committed a crime against the Stars, grand theft. Wow. This could have been over early, and would have been a dreadful way to lose, out of the gate like that, especially after losing three of four close ones. And, after…

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636 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Stars

[polldaddy poll=7582495 align=”left”] Game 22. Rangers at Stars. Ya boys have lost two in a row and three out of four. They have a grand total of two goals in their last three games, both on the power play. They begin a five-game, every-other-night trip that goes through Thanksgiving…

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556 Rangers-Kings in review

Thoughts: 1) Two 1-0 games, both good paced, one a little more physical, but worlds different, IMO. I thought the Rangers in Montreal controlled play for most of the night, with a few late surges by the Habs, but they defended well throughout. Granted, I think L.A. is a better…

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390 It’s Go Time! … Kings at Rangers

[polldaddy poll=7569588 align=”left”] Game 20. Kings at Rangers. Ya boys look to sweep the Kings in the season series. The Rangers have won four of five and seven of nine. They play the second of three in four nights (Boston in town Tuesday) before a five-game road trip. Henrik…

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223 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Thoughts: 1) Speed, speed, speed, speed, speed. 2) IMO, and I’ve said this before, Carl Hagelin has been the Rangers’ best player since he came back. There were three or four  or five remarkable plays in the first half of this game … A play when Justin Falk was trapped…

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308 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Canadiens (Les Habs)

[polldaddy poll=7566599 align=”left”] Game 19. Rangers at Canadiens. Ya boys lost a three-game winning streak on Tuesday. They have won six of eight and seven of 10, as they begin a stretch of nine games in 15 days to close out November. That stretch begins with back-to-backs (Los Angeles…

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45 Rangers 4, Blue Jackets 2 … Post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: Rangers 4, Blue Jackets 2. Click here for boxscore. Team Notes: – The Rangers defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-2, tonight at Nationwide Arena, to complete a sweep of their back-to-back set. – The Blueshirts are now 8-8-0 overall (16 pts), including a 5-6-0…

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