Found February 15, 2013 on
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The New York Rangers (7-5-1) loss to the New York Islanders (5-7-1) by the score of 4-3 in a shootout. For a box score go to Yahoo! Sports.
... first off, sorry for the late recap. Bad night for the Rangers, even worse for TheNYRBlog. My kids have had the flu all week and it hit me last night, while Adam, who was going to fill-in, lost internet access. Just a complete cluster-F.
...to the game, obviously Brian Boyle's fault the Rangers lost. lol. In all seriousness, I told Torts not to mess with success. I'm not saying the Rangers win with Kreider still in the line-up, but it's too easy to criticize Torts now.
...the change in line-up also muddied the Miller decision. Based on the last few games it looks like it might be better to send him back. But having said that, maybe he would have been better last night if he played with Kreider. Again, another reason Torts should have just left the line-up.
...can someone explain to me why Biron was so deep in the ...
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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...
The New York Rangers under John Tortorella preach accountability to their players. If you aren’t playing well you may not be playing at all. Take Brad Richards for example; Thursday night Tortorella’s favorite son played one shift in the third period after struggling through another mostly uninspired performance in periods one and two. I have [...]
Per Jim Cerny, Torts did some re-shuffling of his lines at practice. The biggest move appears to be inserting Brian Boyle back into the lineup, and scratching Chris Kreider. Boyle was centering a line with Taylor Pyatt and JT Miller. This move is likely about two things: Getting Boyle back in the lineup, and giving Miller his fifth and final game as a way to rebound from his poor...
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It’s Musings day. I’m in Germany as you read this on a game day, so enjoy. Unfortunately the Islanders game is the first game I’ll not have caught live this year to any extent but I’m sure you’ll all cope without me.
The Rangers win in Boston; if that finishes 3-0 then half of Ranger nation will be booking time off to attend the Cup parade. It...
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...
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As Brian Boyle continues to sit in the press box, there have been some rumblings about trading him for some defensive depth. There’s some sound logic behind this, as the Rangers desperately need a sixth defenseman capable of 10-15 minutes a night, and Brian Boyle appears to be an asset that has seen a rookie take his roster spot. It makes sense honestly...
Per Katie Strang, Chris Kreider has been sent down to the Connecticut Whale. She claims that the organization doesn’t want him sitting in the press box. Looks like J.T. Miller will stay with the big club and see a year burned off his ELC.
According to the New York Post's Josh Kosman, the New York Islanders may finally be facing the one personnel move that may free them from their status as professional cellar dwelers: it appears that Charles Wang may very well be ready to finally divest his interest in the dysfunctional team:
The New York Islanders appear to have started a new effort to find a buyer, The...
In an effort to add size to their line-up, Arthur Staple at Newsday reports that the Islanders have replaced David Ullstrom with 6' 1", 225lb Eric Boulton for tonight's game vs. the Rangers.
Boulton is scoreless in five games this season, while Ullstrom has 2g, 3a in 12 games.
Capuano wants more size in lineup tonight, felt #Isles were outmuscled last week...
Through 12 games this season, the Rangers have six, count em, six too many men on the ice penalties. Yes, that means the Rangers have a 50% chance of being assessed one tonight.
I didn't think a team could do that if they tried. It's the most basic part of the game of hockey. I remember learning how to properly administer a line change in Pee Wee hockey. And it's...
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...
According to a story seen in the New York Post, New York Islanders owner Charles Wang is looking to sell the team. Sources have apparently told the NY Post that Wang has been in talks with an investment bank in Manhattan (The Raine Group) in regards to selling the team.
The Islanders have denied the rumor, but this is certainly a topic worth discussing.
Like with any rumor...
Brian Monzo, a producer and hockey writer at WFAN as well as a good friend of the blog, was kind enough to take time out of his very busy schedule to give us his thoughts on the New York Rangers' play to date:
PH: I know it is still early on in the season but what are some of your general thoughts on the Rangers' play so far?
BM: I think they've played good at times...
Match-up - New Jersey Devils (9-2-3) @ New York Islanders (5-7-1)
Road/Home records - 3-1-2 -------------- 1-5-0
TV - MSG Plus, MSG Plus 2
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Season series - Devils lead 2-1
Last 10: Devils 6-2-2 / Islanders 3-6-1
Projected starting goalies - Johan Hedberg (NJ) vs. Evgeni Nabokov (NYI)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
New York (I...