Browsing: Ryan Callahan

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233 Rangers-Devils Game 4 in review

Thoughts: 1) If John Tortorella and Ryan Callahan and company can’t figure out the slow starts and what the coach called “the yips” with the puck, I sure as hell can’t. 2) Too bad for Callahan to have a loss like that on a day when he became a dad.…

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14 Post-game interviews

I did get confirmation that Michael Del Zotto’s grandmother passed away during Game 3 on Saturday. So the kid was obviously shaken. Here’s some post-game stuff. John Tortorella: Ryan Callahan: Dan Girardi: Marc Staal:

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86 Rangers-Devils Game 3 in review

Thoughts: 1) I am going to start off with the Brandon Prust elbow to the head of Anton Volchenkov, only because there’ve been so many such incidents in these playoffs and I want to be consistent, since I’ve pretty much led with all of them throughout. I thought Prust reached…

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769 It’s Go Time!

Rangers-Devils Game 3. Same lineups … at least same for the Devils … haven’t heard that officially from the Rangers, though there wouldn’t be any changes coming unless there’s some trickery regarding Brandon Dubinsky. Very doubtful, IMO. UPDATE: Steve Eminger is in for Stu Bickel. Fully expect a much better…

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173 Rangers-Devils Game 2 in review

Thoughts: 1) I gotta tell you, I’m really torn on the whole sitting Marian Gaborik thing. He was ineffective on the wall, pushed off the puck a couple of times in front, failed to clear and did the unforgiveable flamingo on the game-tying goal, on a team that sacrifices everything…

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24 Post-game notes, quotes

Courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES Eastern Conference Final, Game 2 Madison Square Garden – New York, NY (Series tied 1-1) Team Notes: –        The Rangers were defeated by the New Jersey Devils, 3-2, tonight at Madison Square Garden in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final. …

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168 John Tortorella post-morning skate presser

From the NHL (LOL): An Interview with:        COACH TORTORELLA Q. The guys you brought up, how do you use them, not in the series, but what is the thought behind having them up here? COACH TORTORELLA:  Just have players ready to play in case we run into injuries. Q. …

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322 Rangers-Devils Game 1 in review

Thoughts: 1) Ya boys sure do stick with it, don’t they? And at 0-0 in the lockerroom after being pretty much pinned in the second, they sure must have felt that they would win this game. And then they did. Not surprised. 2) Dan (Block Ness Monster) Girardi had a…

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62 Post-practice interviews (updated)

FYI, before I turned on the recorder, Brandon Prust was saying that the teams don’t like each other. And he said it twice. I’ll have a link to transcripts, I think, from the Devils later on. John Tortorella: Henrik Lundqvist: Mike Rupp (former Devil): Brad Richards: Ryan Callahan: Brandon Prust:…

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185 Rangers-Capitals Game 7 in review

Happy Mother’s Day! Thoughts: 1) I am almost without speech because I don’t know what to say. Other than that was a fabulously hard-played hockey game, the kind you’d really hope to get in a Game 7. The Rangers were really good from the start, and to the finish. In…

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190 Post-practice interviews

I’m sure you saw that Chris Kreider and Derek Stepan were elevated to a line with Ryan Callahan in practice today, with Brian Boyle being reunited with Brandon Prust (Artem Anisimov on the left) and Ruslan Fedotenko dropped to the John Mitchell-Mike Rupp line. FWIW. John Tortorella: Henrik Lundqvist: Ryan…

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213 Rangers-Capitals Game 6 in review

Thoughts: 1) During and after this game, I thought about a lot of stuff that didn’t completely have to do with the game. For instance, no matter how much we think we know, we don’t know. Example: Many of us thought Washington would be a much easier matchup that Ottawa.…

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151 Post-game interviews

John Tortorella: Henrik Lundqvist: Ryan Callahan: I may have audio from Alex Ovechkin … but here’s part of what he said: “We don’t want to stop playing. We don’t want to finish the season. We knew we could beat them. It was very intense  … their top D played lots…

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272 Rangers-Capitals Game 3 in review

Thoughts: 1) Holy shishkebob. I’d been covering this team since 1978, and had never seen one of these triple-overtimes. Saw them with the Islanders, saw them with the Devils. Never with the Rangers. And in my lifetime, there had only been one — the Pete Stemkowski game in 1971 –…

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223 Post-practice interviews

When … your … fist hits the glass like a big old jackass that’s Amar’e (anybody want to join in?) Maybe those Nashville guys, thinking it’s still karaoke hour at the old bar? *******************************************  John Tortorella: Michael Del Zotto: Brian Boyle: Ryan Callahan: Dan Girardi:

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286 Rangers-Capitals Game 2 in review

Thoughts: 1) This from Braden Holtby, the kid goalie, who has it figured out right, better than a lot of youse who have been watching hockey for years: You look at the difference in the two games … We hit two posts last game, and they hit two this game.…

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