Browsing: Sean Avery

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185 Rangers at Penguins tonight

Now that the Penguins’ 12-game winning streak is over (they hadn’t lost since the Rangers beat them a month ago, until last night’s game in Philly) I wonder if the mustachioed noted slew-footer, Sid “The Skid” Crosby, on a 19-game point streak, goes to the razor. There’s a fair amount…

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272 The Captain is back

We expect Chris Drury to play tomorrow in Pittsburgh, and I’m sure those guys who are at practice today will be talking to the captain about his return. But I want to get the discussion going ahead of the pack. Here’s my take: I know he’s not the most popular…

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236 Rangers-Capitals in review

Thoughts: 1) I know it was a little thing, but I thought it was an important piece of the game. With 4.8 seconds left in the first, Rangers up 1-0, Lundqvist was forced to cover a puck in the crease. Faceoff in the right dot. Ovechkin in the trigger position…

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148 Avery climbs all-star vote

From the “credit where credit is due” department, The New York Rangers Blog is the driving force behind the Sean Avery write-in (e-ballot box stuffing) campaign, and Avery is up to 20th among forwards with, at last count, some 64,000 type-in votes. That’s not going to be enough, not when…

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139 Senators-Rangers in review

Yes, that’s right, kids. The sky is falling. This was an unsightly loss, caused by a dreadful start and a God-awful defensive-zone breakdown late in the third period. But … c’mon. Teams don’t have bad losses during 82-game seasons? Thoughts: 1) What do you do if you’re a player or…

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112 Rangers-Islanders in review

Thoughts: 1) It’s funny how we critique these games sometimes, that we pick at how well or poorly played they might be, and always with the caveat that “it’s the Islanders.” I think John Tortorella said it right last night, that when the Rangers and Islanders play, it’s always a…

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31 More post-game quotes

John Tortorella: “Tonight’s game is such a grind, totally different from (Thursday) night’s game, and I thought as the game wore on, especially in the second period, I thought we started taking control of it. We still didin’t develop a lot of offense, but I thought we started taking control…

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27 Tortorella pre-game

First the news, then some quotes to follow: Same lineup tonight, with Lundqvist starting in goal. Prust is expected to play with a shoulder that’s been sore from fighting, and if he can’t, then White will be de-prucha’d. Drury is now skating and stick-handling, but still can’t shoot. Prospal is…

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152 Rangers-Isles in review/preview

There was a lot of bad about that game last night, but bad/unsightly/grotesque victories beat the living daylights out of good/artistic/glamorous losses. Right? I mean, a year ago, they’d have lost this game 5-2. Thoughts: 1) Sean Avery=difference maker for one of the few times this season, but a lot…

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480 It’s Go Time!

You might want to watch the pre-game show in case there are any warmup shenanigans like last time the Rangers visited. Otherwise, you probably saw the Rick DiPietro quote in Jesse Spector’s blog today: “I truly don’t like the Rangers,” DiPietro said. “There’s nothing better in the world than beating…

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134 Rangers-Islanders, home and home

Here it is. Another test. This one of a completely different variety than Monday’s. That was a barometer game, against a very good team on an absolute roll. The Rangers failed that one, because they lost. This is a new sort of test. Two games against a rival (you can’t…

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108 Happy December, Happy Chanukah!

Here we are again, the dreaded December home-and-home with the Islanders. Not exactly an anniversary, because last year it was Dec. 16-17. But close enough. You may recall last December, the Rangers’ fast start having evaporated into two months of mediocrity when the Islanders came to MSG and rocked the…

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136 Penguins-Rangers in review

Thoughts as we approach the crack of noon: 1) Way, way too much is being made of Sausage Lips’ slew foots. Yes, he should have gotten a penalty vs. Callahan. No doubt. And I imagine that if Callahan hadn’t been called for interference he might have gotten up and slugged…

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136 Rangers-Preds in review

1) I’m not saying Erik Christensen’s disallowed goal should have counted, but it looked to me that the defenseman, Suter, kicked Christensen’s skate, which may have caused the kicking motion. 2) But then Christensen admitted, twice, on TV, that he kicked it in. 3) Good for the kid to go…

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164 Rangers-Flames in review

Let me ask a simple question. Do you remember many games like this the last two years? The last seven? Twelve? How many times do you think the Rangers have come across a game like that, with so much snarl from the start, and not only won it, but seemed…

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272 It’s Go Time!

Me, I’m freezing my tail off at a state football semifinal double-header. According to our buddy Andrew Gross, Lundqvist starts in goal tonight, and Derek Stepan starts at center on the No. 1 line with Marian Gaborik and Alex Frolov, where he was effective in the third period against Boston…

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67 Bruins-Rangers in review

Thoughts as we approach the crack of noon: 1) I know this is the repetitive theme of the season, but this is how it’s going to be. This Rangers team will play hard, will compete physically and with passion all night, not give up, rarely be out of a game.…

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719 It’s Go Time!

Lundqvist back in. Boogaard’s out with a bruised hand after his two heavyweight bouts last night. White back in, too. No pruchas, then. Our buddy Andrew Gross has some quotes, though only “no comment” type of quotes, regarding Erik Christensen saying that Sean Avery sucker punched Ladislav Smid Sunday. In…

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158 Rangers-Oilers in review

Some thoughts: 1) Just when I was thinking that Sean Avery was having a quiet day … largely because he was on a line with Derek Boogaard, who had two fights, and because that line doesn’t get a lot of minutes (though John Tortorella double-shifted Marian Gaborik in Boogaard’s spot…

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158 Rangers-Sabres in review

Big day for the Organ-eye-zation today as they unveil their new Heritage jersey, which will be worn Wednesday and a few other games … and which, of course, will be available for sale immediately … and not cheap, I’m going to go way out on a limb and guess. 1)…

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