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739 Rangers at Blues … It’s Go Time!

Game 1. Rangers at Blues. Ya boys set out to duplicate and surpass what they did last season. Tall task. But they are as good or better than they were last year, theoretically anyway. They leap right back onto the horse with three games in four nights, a visit…

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69 Rangers’ season preview: Position by position

We’re continuing our season preview package. To follow is my column on Ryan McDonagh, my column on the fortunes of this defending Eastern Conference championship team, and my NHL divisional predictions.When I do those I’ll ask y’all to chime in with your prognostications. Also, as we approach the season, I’m…

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282 Rangers-Devils in review

Click here to read my story on Carl Hagelin, from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) I’m not going to talk much about the game, because it wasn’t much of a game. But what’s important, and Alain Vigneault talked about it afterward (see the video, listen to the audio) is the dilemma facing…

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158 Rangers-Blackhawks in review

Click here to read my story on the decisions Alain Vigneault must make regarding his captains and his roster, from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) Alain Vigneault claimed to not have known which players wore captains’ letters Friday night, because, you know, he wasn’t behind the bench. He was upstairs with GM…

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175 Rangers-Flyers in review (again)

Thoughts: 1) Happy October. Gotta tell you, that’s enough preseason for me. If they stopped right now, I’d be happy. The last two games, at least, will pretty much be the Rangers’ opening-night roster with a few players battling for the last two or three jobs. And they’ll be playing…

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162 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here for my story on Mats Zuccarello from lohud.com  I will post the story in full later on. In it, we were discussing his ability to agitate and he said, “Someday I’m going to get my ass kicked.” Guy’s a character. Thoughts: 1) That Flyers lineup. OK, Mr. Snider’s…

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41 Duclair off to a great start, but still has work to do

Here is my unedited story from The Journal News and lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – The kid’s 19 years old, and to be honest, a long shot still to make the Rangers’ roster this season. But for one night in a preseason game before a packed, loud crowd in…

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118 Rangers-Blackhawks in review

Thoughts: 1) Is it possible that this team will be faster overall than last year? Yessiree. Speed kills, and when  you replace Brian Boyle with (take your pick), replace Brad Richards with J.T. Miller, have a full season of Martin St. Louis’ wheels plus Chris Kreider from the start, maybe…

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13 Rangers 4, Blackhawks 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Blackhawks 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        Special (Teams) Performance … The Rangers were 1-for-3 (33.3%) on the power play in the contest. New York has tallied a power play goal in each of its two preseason games this year…

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238 Rangers at Blackhawks … It’s Go Time!

Preseason Game 2. Rangers at Blackhawks. Many of ya boys make their preseason debuts tonight, and in some cases their Rangers debuts — i.e. Anthony Duclair, who starts on a line with Derick Brassard and Rick Nash. Also for the first time in a Rangers uniform: Lee Stempniak, Ryan…

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78 Rangers will have to go to Plan B minus Derek Stepan (updated)

CORRECTION: Because there was some confusion in the info, Stepan’s original injury (suffered pre-camp) was NOT to his foot but to his fibula. The exact same spot that broke. Happy Rosh Hashanah, my friends! Here’s my story from The Journal News/lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – The injury was freakish,…

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47 BREAKING: Derek Stepan fractures fibula in drills

Will update with info as it becomes available. Derek Stepan suffered a fractured left fibula during on-ice conditioning drills Wednesday morning at the MSG Training Center in Greenburgh. Stepan was skating in a non-contact sprint drill and went down to the ice clutching his left leg. He had to be…

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197 Rangers-Devils in review

Thoughts: 1) Click here to read my story about the competition in training camp, albeit a lot of competition for not too many jobs, from lohud.com. Or scroll to the previous thread to read the story there. 2) So, at the suggestion of our friend jpp, here’s a little contest.…

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