Browsing: Stu Bickel

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249 Rangers-Wild in review

Apologies for the lack of photos. Something went screwy with the blog server or something in the wee hours this morning. I’ll try to put a few more in here later today. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) So the best road…

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339 Rangers-Flames in review

Thoughts: 1) Boy, Slats with that Borsalino was awfully tough on Derek Stepan in the taped interview on MSG. “He’s going to get paid, just not today.” Suggested he was “a fool” for listening to his agent. Classic old-school stuff. And I get it, that it’s playing the CBA and…

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3 Flames 4, Rangers 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the New York Rangers: Flames 4, Rangers 1 Click here for box score. Team Notes: –      The Rangers opened a three-game Western Canada road trip with a 4-1 defeat against the Calgary Flames tonight at Scotiabank Saddledome. –      New York is now 1-2-0 overall in preseason…

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269 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Flames

Game 3 of this 15-game trip. First of four in five nights out West to close the preseason. Then ya boys come home for a few days of practice before heading to Phoenix. Henrik Lundqvist is scheduled to play the entire game tonight at the Saddledome that changes sponsor names…

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224 Big week for a number of youngsters, starting tonight

The Rangers get back to work tonight in Calgary, to start a preseason-closing week in which they play four games in five nights. It’s a crucial week for some of the young players trying to make Alain Vigneault’s team, especially if Derek Stepan remains unsigned on opening night (doubtful). Expected…

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167 Guest blogger: Manny … Rangers-Devils in review

Before everyone starts demanding trades, firing coaches and writing off the season as a total loss let’s remember that pre-season games are hardly must-win scenarios (a lesson Rex Ryan learned the hard way). That said, with 46 players competing for half that many roster spots, there is certainly an aspect…

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256 Guest blogger: Mark Romeo … 2013 Report Cards

“2013 New York Rangers Report Card” by Mark Romeo Hard to believe it’s been only five months since we were collectively wishing to see less of Gary Bettman and more of Sam Rosen, but it has been.  Tough to call this Rangers season much of anything other than a disappointment,…

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168 Official announcement of Kris Newbury’s recall

For those joining late … Jeff Halpern was claimed off waivers by Montreal, and the Rangers also put Stu Bickel on waivers. Also, J.T. Miller left practice with a left wrist injury he suffered Thursday against Florida, and Arron Asham (back) declared himslf good to go for Sunday’s game against…

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694 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Jets

Game 26. Rangers at Jets. The Rangers — gasp! — have lost one in a row and two of three … and of course the sky is falling. Never mind that they’ve won five of seven. Still, full-panic mode goes into effect tonight if they lose on the frozen plains…

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626 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Capitals

Game 24. Rangers at Capitals. Ya boys begin a four-game road trip as they hit the half-way mark of this Bettmaned 48-game season. They lost a four-game winning streak with that loss to Ottawa Friday at the Garden. They can jump over New Jersey into seventh place in the East…

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834 Rangers-Senators in review

Thoughts: 1) Most of the time, you can analyze a game and say this team deserved to win, or this team deserved to lose. Last night was one of those games that, seriously, could have gone either way, no problem. The only thing that would concern me a little bit,…

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417 Rangers-Islanders in review

 Thoughts: 1) That’s at least five OT goals by Gaborik the last two seasons—including the triple-OT winner—and three of those on the 4-on-3 PP. He has eight goals, same as Rick Nash. He has four game-winners this season, FWIW. I know some of you don’t want to hear it –…

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268 Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) The Marc Staal injury. I don’t know what to make of it. You just hope something like that isn’t serious. Freakin’ scary though, wasn’t it. I was just mentioning to somebody in the pressbox last night that there were an awful lot of players on both teams with…

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844 Rangers-Lightnings in review

Thoughts: 1) Amazing how good you look when the puck goes in. Also amazing how much different this Rangers team is when most of its pieces are on the ice and somewhat healthy. Each line, each D-pair looks more like it should be getting the minutes it gets. And when…

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495 It’s Go Time! … Lightnings at Rangers

Game 19. Lightning at Rangers. The cavalry, or most of it, is arriving just in time. Rick Nash (likely concussion) and Michael Del Zotto (likely hip) and Ryan McDonagh (who knows what his injury was/is?) will all play tonight. Matt Gilroy (flu) and Arron Asham (back spasms) will not play.…

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