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Battle On the Hudson
Recently I was given the privilege of reviewing the book Battle On The Hudson: The Devils, The Rangers, And The NHL’s Greatest Series Ever. The book –written by Tim Sullivan with a foreword from Stephane Matteau– takes an in-depth dive into the rise of the Devils and the Rangers in the early 90s, and how those two teams wound up meeting in the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals. It also dives into each game, and how momentum was able to change so quickly.
The foreword from Matteau documents his feelings when he was traded to the Rangers, and how that feeling changed right as he arrived. He also goes into the locker room and describes the feelings of the club heading into Game Six.
In addition to breaking down each game in detail, Sullivan explains how the rivalry came to be after the Devils arrived in New Jersey in the early 80s. He also breaks down how the key components for the series made their ways to their respective clubs.
Following the description of each game, including player and announcer reactions, the book goes into the month after the series –when the Rangers won the Cup– and the following season –when the Devils won the Cup– to show how the two teams paths differed.
This book is definitely a good read if you have the opportunity to pick it up.
BEST OF MAXIM
It was only a matter of time before we heard the bad news on Darroll Powe, who took a nasty fall yesterday after a collision with Matt Hendricks. Powe has been placed on IR (note: not LTIR) and the Rangers have recalled Brandon Mashinter from Connecticut to replace him on the roster.
It will be interesting to see how coach John Tortorella deploys Mashinter –likely on the fourth...
Chris Kreider’s stay in Connecticut was relatively short, at least for the time being, as he was recalled by the Rangers. From several accounts, Rick Nash appears to be sick –as he had to bail on the season subscriber forum last night– so Kreider will be replacing him in the lineup if need be.
Kreider played in last night’s 4-1 win for the Whale, finishing with a shot on...
Renaud Lavoie is reporting that the Rangers have signed goalie Cam Talbot to a two-year contract extension tonight. Talbot is 18-19-1 with a 2.56 GAA and a .918 SV% with the CT Whale this season, where he has played since 2009. The signing indicates the Rangers have seen a (very) small glimmer of hope that Talbot could be the heir to the throne, but the organization still needs...
NEW YORK, February 18, 2013 –New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled forward Brandon Mashinter from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Mashinter, 24, has tallied a point in each of the last three contests (two goals, one assist), including the game-winning goals on Friday against Portland...
Brandon Mashinter picked up a power play assist on a Logan Pyett first period goal during the CT Whale's 2-1 overtime win over Norfolk last night.
Mashinter now has 10 points (4g, 6a) in 13 games this season.
...kid is not only producing points, he's producing points on the power play. Seriously, if the Rangers are so concerned that Kreider isn't ready, why not...
from Jeff Z. Klein and Stu Hackel of Slap Shot at the New York Times,
If the N.H.L. continues to make progress in talks with Olympic officials aimed at sending its players to the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia, one big question looms. Who would coach the United States team?
Ron Wilson, who coached the Americans to a silver medal at the Vancouver Games in 2010, is a contender...
Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that Rick Nash was given a maintenance day today as the Rangers prepared to take on the Washington Capitals at the Garden tomorrow.
John Tortorella told Gross that Nash has played a lot hockey and needed the rest.
Stu Bickel took Nash's spot on line rushes today. Lines stayed the same otherwise...
Yesterday, I posted a report that the Colorado Avalanche had talked to the Rangers about a trade including Michael Del Zotto and more for Ryan O'Reilly.
Well, Adrian Dater at the Denver Post now says the "more" was likely J.T. Miller or Chris Kreider.
...LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do I even need to comment on this ridiculousness? If Colorado really...
It's been a nutty week for me. Between the Rangers maddeningly inconsistant play and the flu that ravaged my family, my life has been flipped upside down.
But between vomit cleanups Saturday night, I had a moment of clarity looking at my Twitter feed. The early season struggles of our beloved Blueshirts have made us Rangers fans lose our minds.
Trade Gaborik. Buyout Richards...
Bergen Record - Friend's battle with ALS inspires Rangers' Brian Boyle
New York Post - Nash a question, Kreider back
New York Post - Cooke escapes rap, due to rep
Daily News - Rangers bring Kreider back from minors
New York Times - Left to Right, Capitals’ Ovechkin Has a New Angle
Newsday - Rangers need Richards to find his game again
Steven Fogarty (2011, 3rd) made the highlight reels last night after his #Nashty goal for Notre Dame. Fogarty, who was drafted using the third round pick the Rangers got for Evgeny Grachev, received a pass at the blue line, dangled around a defenseman, then deked around the goalie for the goal. We have the video below for your amazement. The goal begins around the 2:00 mark of...
Shane McColgan (5th – 2010) paved the way for the Saskatoon Blades’ comeback last night, notching three points in the third period to cap the comeback. Down 2-0, McColgan contributed with assists on back-to-back powerplay goals for the Blades to even the score with the Medicine Hat Tigers at two a piece. After falling behind 3-2 shortly after, McColgan tied the game with a little...
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals tonight at Madison Square Garden (6:00 p.m. — TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in the second game of their three-game homestand. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 7-5-1 (15 [...]
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
So 6:30 into the third period on Tuesday night in Boston, Milan Lucic finished off his check against Rick Nash by using his forearm to drive the Rangers winger’s head into the boards.
There was no penalty on the play (though Nash received a minor for a feeble retaliatory hook) and there was no supplemental discipline issued,...
By Wil Goldsholl
Hartford, CT, February 17, 2013 - Brandon Segal set up two goals, 16 seconds apart, in the third period to help lead the Connecticut Whale to a 3-2 win over the Manchester Monarchs on Sunday afternoon at the XL Center. Connecticut, picking up its fourth straight win, won three days straight at home to put together a six-point weekend, which is essential as playoff...