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247 Rangers player evaluations — Ryan McDonagh

First things first. Happy Anniversary. I probably don’t need to say more. Second thing: When it comes to Ryan McDonagh, I really don’t want to hear this good captain/bad captain discussion. The team struggled this season. McDonagh, like most of his teammates, and his alternate captains, struggled this season. That…

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94 Stanley Cup Final in review

Thoughts: 1) So the hockey season finally ends. Again, thanks to all of you for hanging in there start to finish, and hopefully you’ll stick around all summer. Going to be an interesting one, and I think the action starts next week, heading into, and at the draft. 2) The…

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118 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 … It’s Go Time!

Stanley Cup Final Game 5. Sharks at Penguins. (Penguins lead 3-1.) Will it be “Captain Sidney Crosby, come get the Stanley Cup!” … or “Do you know the way (back) to San Jose?” I won’t be surprised one bit if the mediocre Sharks — easily one of…

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158 Game 3: Penguins at Sharks … It’s Go Time!

Stanley Cup Final Game 3. Penguins at Sharks. (Penguins lead 2-0.) “Captain Sidney Crosby, come get the Stanley Cup” … unless the Jumbo Shrimps can win four of the next five. Game 3 would be strongly suggested as a place to start. You might recall the 2014 SCF.…

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198 Rangers player evaluations — Dan Girardi

More than anybody else, Dan Girardi believes he can still be the defenseman he once was for the Rangers. “One hundred percent I can be,” he said. “That’s why they signed me to a long-term deal. Obviously this year wasn’t the best for me and the whole team, but I…

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327 Game 4: Rangers-Penguins in review

Game 4: Penguins 5, Rangers 0. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Heave Ho, three in a row? As in three straight wins? As in three straight years coming back from 3-1 down? 2) Not bloody likely, especially since this is…

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212 Game 3: Rangers-Penguins in review

Game 3: Penguins 3, Rangers 1. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) After so many games this season, in which I didn’t think…

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145 Game 3: McDonagh could play tonight; pre-game notes

Ryan McDonagh skated with the extras this morning, and will have his injured right hand examined by a doctor this afternoon. If he gets the OK, he could play tonight. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said that if McDonagh does not play, he still hasn’t decided whether to use Dylan McIlrath…

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320 Game 2: Rangers-Penguins in review

Game 2: Rangers 4, Penguins 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Hey, all year long, we knew – or thought — that game was in there. It’s just that the Rangers didn’t let it out nearly enough. But in an…

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82 Rangers need more than Lundqvist in Game 2

The Rangers’ best and most important player is expected to be available for Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Penguins Saturday afternoon in Pittsburgh. But a lot more than that has to happen for the Rangers to make a series of it, after dropping the opener in…

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330 Game 1: Rangers-Penguins in review

Game 1: Penguins 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) This is like shootin’ fish in a barrel. It’s almost too easy. There’s not a lot of analysis required, because A) you all saw it and it sure wasn’t…

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792 Game 1: Rangers at Penguins … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9384788 align=”left”] Game 1. Rangers at Penguins. So now we find out about this Rangers team, after spending 82 games learning almost nothing about it. For the third year in a row they take on the Penguins in a playoff series, having won the last two, and having…

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267 Rangers-Penguins matchups, first-round predictions

Here are my first-round series matchups, and below my series-by-series predictions. As always, I’d love to see your picks today. Maybe, if we can get a volunteer from our regulars to do the accounting, I can award a prize or two or three to the best selectors. No promises. Rangers-Penguins…

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172 Rangers-Islanders in review

Islanders 4, Rangers 1. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) In a results-oriented business, I continue to be surprised at how the Rangers brush off the results and insist they played well.…

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