Be there. Or else. Bring your questions, comments, ideas, thoughts, j(g)ibberish, whatever. Ya boys are off the ice today, so we can chat it up through lunch time. Don’t forget to follow me on twitter (yes, me, on twitter) @RangersReport.
One of many reminders: Live Chat Wednesday at noon. Be there. ******************************************* Here’s my notebook from camp today: Two of Glen Sather’s biggest mistakes could be freed from their contracts by Saturday and thus, conceivably, continue their NHL careers. Defenseman Wade Redden, whom Sather signed to a six-year, $39 million… Read More →
First some quick stuff: Brad Richards missed a third day in a row with the flu. The Rangers will not work out on the ice tomorrow, instead doing classroom/video meetings, so MSG Network’s training camp special has been pushed back to Thursday. Listen to Torts when he is asked if… Read More →
OK, now try it … SORRY—THE MGMT. John Tortorella: Rick Nash: Henrik Lundqvist: See if you can guess what story I’m working on today. No prizes for correct answers.
I’m headed to camp again today, with more audio for youse all. Later in the week, probably Thursday or Friday, I will have my season preview, etc. We’re also planning another one of those nice Live Chat thingies you guys seem to enjoy so much, on Wednesday, noonish. Plan accordingly…. Read More →
John Tortorella: Henrik Lundqvist: Michael Del Zotto: Ryan Callahan: Ryan McDonagh:
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… Read More →
The boys are off skates today, resting up for physicals and their brutal first day of camp tomorrow. But today the schedule is finally announced. We know—or we’re pretty sure we know—that the Rangers’ 48-game season begins Jan. 19 in Boston and that the home opener is the next night… Read More →
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… Read More →
This may fall into the department of “give us a break.” From the NHL: STATEMENT FROM JEREMY JACOBS, OWNER OF THE BOSTON BRUINS AND CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE BOARD OF GOVERNORS NEW YORK (January 9, 2013)—Jeremy Jacobs, owner of the Boston Bruins and Chairman of the National… Read More →
Just one of about 10 or 12 reminders coming your way: First Live chat of the season at noon on Wednesday. Be there. Got a new laptop today. Still can’t do audio. Dammit. Hope to get it figured out (not to mention video) by Jan. 19. Don’t forget to follow… Read More →
Here’s my story from The Journal News and Lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – The Rangers hit the ice Monday – well, 15 of them did – and though they’d skated in groups throughout periods of the NHL owners’ lockout, this was different. “It was great,” new Rangers power winger… Read More →
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,... Read More →
… but I can’t say they were unexpected. Hope to be in touch with tech help in the next little bit and get you audio from Tortorella, Richards, Callahan, Nash, Del Zotto, Boyle, etc. later. Or not.
When the 1994-95 lockout ended, Nick Kypreos traveled with Glenn Healy from Toronto to New York. When asked by a customs agent if they had anything to declare, Kypreos said, “No, the owners took it all.” And so it is with every lockout under the Lockout Commissioner. The owners win…. Read More →
See that quote up there? That’s not about this lockout, or the last lockout, or the lockout before that. It’s from the 1992 players strike (which occurred in the final weeks of the regular season). John A. Ziegler (left), the small-minded president of the NHL at the time—more on him… Read More →
So as of 1 a.m. the sides were still at NHL HQ talking, and apparently the NHLPA allowed the midnight deadline to file a disclaimer of interest pass. Now, they can still file at a later date. And I have heard it both ways—that if they file, it could save… Read More →
Hope you, we, all have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013 … with hockey. I think the last part is a given, but the first parts are much more important. Also want to take this opportunity to thank all of youse for being here all the time, for making this… Read More →
Get the aluminum pole out of the crawl space (very high strength to weight ratio … and it requires no decoration). I find tinsel distracting.” It’s time for the airing of grievances. Then the feats of strength. I got a lot of problems with you people.” It’s Festivus for the… Read More →
Fingers and toes crossed. According to the Mayan calendar, it’s all over at 11:11 a.m. But, as it was pointed out yesterday, nobody ever mentioned if that was Eastern time, Mountain time, Pacific time, Mayan time … Along those lines, there will be a special new post at 11:11 a.m…. Read More →