Browsing: Michael Del Zotto

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198 Rangers-Devils in review

Thoughts: 1) I really wonder who John Tortorella’s tentative, scared guys are. Marian Gaborik? Michael Del Zotto (he doesn’t look tentative to me, but he made some woeful mistakes)? Brad Richards, who was demoted off the No. 1 line and terrible on the power play? Brian Boyle, who except for…

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440 Rangers-Lightnings in review

Thoughts: 1) There’s going to be a lot of obvious stuff said in the next bunch of paragraphs because there was nothing subtle here. It was very obvious. For example, the Rangers had the puck for a lot of this game, more than in any other game this season. Did…

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784 Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Wowzer. I don’t even know where to begin. That was just putrid. I thought there was a stretch there in the second period where the Rangers righted themselves a bit, and then they shot themselves in the skate with the Derek Stepan giveaway for a Sidney Crosby (who…

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181 Nash-Richards-Gaborik line gives Tortorella some new options

Here is my (unedited) column from The Journal News and LoHud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – John Tortorella’s got a new toy, something he hasn’t had in his first three-plus seasons as Rangers coach. He has three legitimate first-line players, and with it the opportunity to put all those eggs…

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298 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

Thoughts: 1) It is beyond stupid to think this team was going to stink  it up all season. I don’t think they are where they need to be, and they still need to get more from the guys who play on the second line, or who are supposed to play…

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410 Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) I still think the staged fights are dumb and mostly useless. But to a degree I agree with John Tortorella, that when a guy is in that kind of battle, right in front of your bench, teammates need to take that and run with it, at least a…

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537 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . It’s Go Time!

Rangers vs. Penguins. Game 2. The 0-1 Rangers go with the same lineup, other than Arron Asham, coming off his suspension from last season’s playoffs, making his Rangers debut in place of Brandon Segal, who was returned to the Connecticut Whale (AHL) as planned. Are you ready for some Sidney…

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738 It’s Go Time!

Game 1 Have you waited long enough for this game? Bunch of guys making their Rangers’ debuts: Rick Nash, Taylor Pyatt, Jeff Halpern and Brandon Segal. Plus Chris Kreider makes his regular-season NHL debut. Check out the new thingy on the left … it’s our Three Rangers Stars poll. You…

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89 Season preview: Position by position

FORWARDS: Three years ago, the Rangers had zero legit first-line forwards. Two years ago they had one (Marian Gaborik). Last year they had two (Gaborik and Brad Richards). This year they have three, with the addition of power forward Rick Nash. The lockout gave Gaborik time to heal from shoulder…

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119 Staal ready, willing and able … from Day 1

Here’s my story for The Journal News and LoHud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – There are myriad reasons the Rangers ought to be better this year than last, and the one that probably gets most overlooked is this: They will have Marc Staal from Day 1. The Rangers’ defenseman, alternate…

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75 Rangers sign Del Zotto, Gilroy

Del Zotto’s deal is reportedly two years, $5.1 million; Gilroy’s is one year, $650,000 or so. Hope to have audio for youse later. From the NYR: RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH DEFENSEMAN MICHAEL DEL ZOTTO NEW YORK, January 13, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather…

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223 My notebook from today

Didn’t write a story today, and since we’re still wrestling with this audio thing, here’s the notebook I put together after practice: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – As the Rangers’ only unsigned player, and as a restricted free agent, defenseman Michael Del Zotto’s leverage is limited. And it’s probably going…

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62 Rangers’ first unofficial skate of the post-lockout

Sorry again for the tech problems with the audio. I’m supposed to be getting a new, improved (how could it be worse than this p.o.c. Mac?) laptop for the season so this won’t continually happen. To review, 15 players skated today, including: Ryan Callahan, Brad Richards, Marc Staal, Ryan McDonagh,…

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171 Guest blogger: LW3H

(Editor’s note: Time for some more zany cleverness from our friend LW3H, the author of the very funny Springing Malik blog. If you haven’t seen his latest entry, click here.) ******************************************* Having been begged mercilessly by precisely nobody to contribute to the great, late summer of RR (“worst internet blog”)…

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123 Guest blogger: Miami P.

“No More 1994” By Paulo Molina, aka “Miami Pimp” Disclaimer: Any views or opinions presented in this blog entry are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Carp, The Journal News, or its parent company. Read at your own risk. bush-league, adj.  (boosh-leeg) 1. being…

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208 Guest blogger: Dave C

1952. Not exactly a banner year for the New York Rangers. Through the calendar year, the Blueshirts had more ties than wins. (You do remember ties, don’t you?) Sure, there were a couple of promising young players on the roster. Gump Worsley came up and would go on to win…

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