Found November 28, 2011 on
The Rangers Tribune:
In Friday's preview of the HBO 24/7 series (watch here) that will follow the Rangers and Flyers for the next month leading up to the 2012 Winter Classic, Philadelphia enforcer Jody Shelley referred to New York forward Brandon Dubinsky as a "weasel" that you "like to get at".
Today, following Rangers practice, Dubinsky had a response to Shelley's comments that only increases the hatred between the two teams and boosts the trash-talking going in. Here's what Dubi had to say, courtesy of the Daily News...
“First of all, if I was him, I’d keep my mouth shut if I don’t play, especially since I never see him on the ice,” Dubinsky said of Shelley. “He’s usually just yapping from the bench, and I guess now he’s yapping from behind the video camera. So that’s about all I have to say.
“Jody Shelley - it won’t be long before he’s out of the league, because he’s a terrible hockey player,” he said.
That's deep stuff, but I can't help but to agree with what Brandon says here. How, exactly, is Brandon Dubinsky the weasel as a role player on this team, while Shelley is nothing but a fighter for Philadelphia?
And, to be honest, as far as skills go, Shelley is terrible. He can drop the mitts and that is about it. But as fans you have to love this sort of stuff. It only increases the anticipation of the game on January 2.
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The New York Rangers unveiled their jerseys for the 2012 NHL Winter Classic this afternoon in Central Park, which you could've watched right here on the blog. Below are the jerseys, followed by my thoughts on the newly-designed sweaters.
I love the look of these jerseys, and they just so happen to resemble the new look I launched on the blog this morning. The crest actually...
Here, for the second time today, is the teaser for HBO's much-anticipated 24/7 Flyers Rangers, which should serve to get you appropriately excited for program. It's worth a revisit, especially in light of the delicious back-and-f0rth it has spawned between Jody Shelley and Brandon Dubinsky.
I direct your attention specifically to Shelley's standout moment at the six-minute...
The appeal to fans of HBO’s 24/7 that leads up to NHL Winter Classic is the
behind the scenes access it gives them to the teams and players they
follow. Beyond practices and the locker
room access there can be a more candid conversation by the players about what
they think about other people in the league.
That side of it is out in full force in the past week as Flyer...
By David Strehle
NHL Hot Stove Managing Editor
With the recent wave of injuries experienced by the Philadelphia Flyers, the rumors have begun that something will soon be on the horizon via the trade market.
Photo credit: Jim MacIsaac / Getty Images
In pre-salary cap days, there would be no issue whatsoever in going out and making a deal to get some much-needed help on the club’s...
Katie Strang of ESPN
New York is reporting that New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal has begun
skating lightly on his own. Staal is
continuing to progress in his recovery after resuming light workouts earlier
this month following a full month shut down period. The fact that Staal was able to resume light
workouts with no ill effects that he can now be back on the ice...
When the Rangers were reeling off 7 wins in a row, the debbie downers were constantly on the team about beating up on inferior teams. How the Rangers true test would be the 3 games we just played against the Caps, the Flyers, and the Penguins. Tough to do much better than the Rangers just did. 3 games, 3 wins, 0 points gained by the opposition. Just imagine if this club didn’t...
… the Rangers played a complete game against Philadelphia and it showed in a 2-0 shutout. Henrik Lundqvist and company were on fire all game.
It appears Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger has been suffering from more than a virus.The Flyers announced Monday that the towering blue liner will miss the next four weeks after undergoing left knee surgery Tuesday. The team had said Pronger was dealing with a virus, but did not mention that he was also trying to recover from an injured knee.
"The procedure will...
Here are some post-game interviews, and John Tortorella’s press conference.
Marc Staal, symptom-free for at least the last five weeks, has entered the next phase of his recovery from the concussion he sustained in February by beginning to skate on his own, The Post has learned.
Staal, sidelined all season, skated at the Rangers’ practice rink yesterday and again this...
Pittsburgh Penguins (14-6-4) @ New York Rangers (12-5-3)
TV: ROOT, Versus, TSN2
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
The "World's Most Famous Arena" has been heavily renovated and it looks quite a bit different than the last time the Pittsburgh Penguins visited. The Rangers are 6-1-1 at home this year, so many the renovations...
It was announced today by Flyers GM Paul Holmgren that defenseman Chris Pronger will have surgery tomorrow, Nov. 29, on his left knee. A full statement from Paul Holmgen is below:
“Chris will have surgery on his left knee tomorrow afterno...