Browsing: Rick Carpiniello

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41 Game review delayed

Apologies. It’s all my fault. But I couldn’t keep my eyes open beyond the 1 a.m end of last night/this morning’s game. We have a special guest blogger doing the game review, but with the demands of my “other job” I just couldn’t possibly stay awake to edit it and…

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230 It’s Go Time! … Rangers vs. Kings in Las Vegas

Game 6 of this 15-game trip, and the preseason finale in Las Vegas. The game’s indoors, so there won’t be crickets on the ice tripping up players, as Tie Domi claimed he was felled on a breakaway the first time they played out there. Ya boys have scored eight goals…

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337 Rangers-Canucks in review

Click here for my story on Derek Stepan signing a new two-year contract, from The Journal News and lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) Huge day for the Rangers Thursday. Not only did they re-sign Derek Stepan — Glen Sather, tough negotiator, wins again — but just as critical is that Ryan Callahan…

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105 Live Chat today at noon … first of the season

We can discuss the new coach, the new system, the old GM, the old players, the new players, Derek Stepan, Brad Richards, yesterday’s demotions, the demotions yet to come, the opening-night lineup, the 15-game road trip (six preseason, nine regular-season), tonight’s Alain Vigneault-John Tortorella faceoff in Vancouver, and of course…

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150 Rangers-Oilers in review

Thoughts: 1) Unrelated to this game, but there was a lot of chatter about helmets and fights and head injuries this week, and Gary Bettman talked about “player safety” again, and it always makes me wonder. Why in Holy Hell does the league allow players to wear their chinstraps down…

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355 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Oilers

… or as Ed Norton would say, Erlers. Game 4 of this 15-game trip, and second of four in five nights to end the preseason. Ya boys are 1-2, and have yet to have close to their full lineup in a game, which would be impossible to do with Derek…

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339 Rangers-Flames in review

Thoughts: 1) Boy, Slats with that Borsalino was awfully tough on Derek Stepan in the taped interview on MSG. “He’s going to get paid, just not today.” Suggested he was “a fool” for listening to his agent. Classic old-school stuff. And I get it, that it’s playing the CBA and…

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3 Flames 4, Rangers 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the New York Rangers: Flames 4, Rangers 1 Click here for box score. Team Notes: –      The Rangers opened a three-game Western Canada road trip with a 4-1 defeat against the Calgary Flames tonight at Scotiabank Saddledome. –      New York is now 1-2-0 overall in preseason…

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269 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Flames

Game 3 of this 15-game trip. First of four in five nights out West to close the preseason. Then ya boys come home for a few days of practice before heading to Phoenix. Henrik Lundqvist is scheduled to play the entire game tonight at the Saddledome that changes sponsor names…

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224 Big week for a number of youngsters, starting tonight

The Rangers get back to work tonight in Calgary, to start a preseason-closing week in which they play four games in five nights. It’s a crucial week for some of the young players trying to make Alain Vigneault’s team, especially if Derek Stepan remains unsigned on opening night (doubtful). Expected…

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289 Vigneault figures to figure out the roster this week

In case you missed it, Alain Vigneault talked yesterday about the four games in five nights beginning Monday, and how it will give him a handle on which players, especially the young guys, might be able to help the Rangers as they head into the season. Click here for the…

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100 Guest blogger: Patrick Hoffman … Pay Henrik Lundqvist!

Pay the Man: Show Lundqvist the Money By Patrick Hoffman If you’re a true New York Rangers’ fan and follower of the NHL, you already know that you have perhaps the best goaltender in the National Hockey League. Rangers’ fans know that their favorite hockey team needs to do everything…

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120 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Flyers

Game 2 of the 15-game road trip. Ya boys and coach Alain Vigneault in search of win No. 1. Light up the Empire State Building in orange and black to honor Mr. Snider. Martin Biron and Cam Talbot, in a battle to be Henrik Lundqvist’s understudy, split the game in…

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167 Guest blogger: Manny … Rangers-Devils in review

Before everyone starts demanding trades, firing coaches and writing off the season as a total loss let’s remember that pre-season games are hardly must-win scenarios (a lesson Rex Ryan learned the hard way). That said, with 46 players competing for half that many roster spots, there is certainly an aspect…

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57 Devils 2, Rangers 1: Post-game notes

Courtesy of the NYR: (Click here for boxscore) Team Notes: – The Rangers opened their 2013 preseason schedule with a 2-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils tonight at Prudential Center. – New York has posted a record of 0-1-0 overall in preseason action, including a 0-1-0 mark on the…

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186 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Devils

Game 1 of the preseason, and of 15 in a row on the road. Yee-hah! Though I will add that the last time the Rangers opened with a schedule like this, they won the East, almost won the Presidents’ Trophy and reached the Eastern final. So, you know. Brad Richards…

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