Found April 05, 2012 on
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It’s late and for that I apologise. On to the Musings.
The way Brad Richards has taken his game to a higher level recently is why the Rangers gave him the big dollars. He’s peaking at the right time heading in to the playoffs and the Rangers have a (legitimate) first line for the first time since the Jagr-Nylander-Straka years.
Ryan Callahan deserves a 30 goal season; hopefully he bags one in the next two games. If you could re-do the 2004 NHL draft there is no way he’d last in to the fourth round. He’d be a nailed on first rounder.
Rick Carpiniello recently discussed the Rangers passing ability. I think it’s underrated and has clearly improved this season. The Rangers may not be as skilled as the Red Wings or the Penguins but they don’t get the credit they deserve in regard to their skill level.
Hopefully fans (the team sure won’t) don’t overlook the Capitals should they be the first round match up. They have underachieved all year but are remarkably talented and could easily go de...
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It was expected that the Pittsburgh Penguins would retaliate the first chance they got after Rangers head coach John Tortorella lashed out against them following last night's game, calling them an "arrogant" organization and referencing Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin as "whining stars".
But the actual retaliation, which came...
Per Blueshirt Banter, citing the NHL Network, it appears that Henrik Lundqvist is questionable for Thursday’s showdown against the Penguins. Lundqvist hurt his right forearm after diving to stop a Claude Giroux shot in the second period. He took the shot in the forearm on an unprotected area, and was shown on TV in pain as the second period ended.
Personally, I’ve played goalie...
Head coach John Tortorella blasted the Penguins following a game between the teams, calling them "one of the most arrogant organizations in the league."
Well, anyone who watched the game last night saw that in the third period, with the Penguins well on their way to a victory, Derek Stepan carried the puck through the neutral zone, and was hit by Brooks Orpik. The hit was a knee-on-knee hit, and Stepan was down on the ice for a while before skating to the bench. Video is below:
When watching the video, different angles show different...
We received some amazing shots of the shuttle train in New York City that is completely decked out in New York Rangers blue via our great friends over at Blueshirt Underground Radio. Check these out (click to enlarge):
Twenty thousand? Well worth it.
Okay, maybe New York Rangers head coach, John Tortorella, wasn't exactly channelling his inner Olaf Sanderson when he went on his tirade against the Pittsburgh Penguins last night, but he said what nearly everyone has been thinking.
Either way, the NHL decided to slap the fiery, yet never dishonest, coach with a $20 thousand fine earlier today...
… do it Dubi! Get that ‘stache going again… maybe it will jump start your game. For more amazing photos like this visit PHOTOSHOP THE RANGERS. Great work guys!
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Last time I asked Tortorella a question about Penguins, he said, "I don't talk about the other team." That has changed, apparently
(Joe Starkey is a sports writer with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.)
New York Rangers coach, John Tortorella...
April 3rd 2012 may be the day that the New York Rangers clinched the top seed in the NHL's Eastern Conference for the playoffs but it is only just the beginning.
As we have said over the years, this is the best job in the world to because we get to see the future of the Rangers today. We get to watch tomorrow's Rangers as they grow up and work to earn that blue jersey...
Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy tries to make a compelling argument for Jonathan Quick to win the Vezina Trophy over Henrik Lundqvist..."But if you see the Vezina as an award not only for the goalie "adjudged to be the best at this position" but also the goalie who was vital to his team's success, then Jonathan Quick beats Henrik Lundqvist for the award. He has better...
The final score and pretty much everything in the game has and is ovcershadowed by the hit by Brooks Orpik on Derek Stepan. Give Pittsburgh credit for winning and clinching second place while the Rangers came out flat and in showed in their performance. That prior sentence is pretty much all that has to be said about the game, though I will touch on a few things, as there were very...
The New York Rangers (51-22-7) visit the Pittsburgh Penguins (49-25-6) at CONSOL Energy Center starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: MSG 2 Click here for complete MSG2 channel listings; Radio: Bloomberg Radio 1130AM, XM 212Live Stream...
Call this the last day off for us for a while but tape the New York Rangers vs the Pittsburgh Penguins game and watch Chris Kreider lead number 1 Boston College against Minnesota at 8 PM EDT on ESPN2.
One thing regarding Kreider and the 8 billion different stories you keep hearing about his status. You will find that 90% of the stories are missing pieces simply because people...
Standings: Penguins (49-25-6), Rangers (51-22-7)
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (41-35-76)
PIT Leading Scorer: Evgeni Malkin (48-57-105)
NYR Goaltender: Martin Biron (19 GS, 2.38 GAA, .910 SV%)
PIT Goaltender: Marc-Andre Fleury (62 GS, 2.37 GAA, .910 SV%)
Rangers Lines (probable):
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Brian Boyle-Ryan Callahan
The New York Rangers know they'll have home-ice advantage for as long as they're alive in the Eastern Conference playoffs, while the Pittsburgh Penguins are hoping to at least open the first round in their own building.
Getting two points Thursday night at Consol Energy Center would ensure that, as the Penguins look for a fourth consecutive victory over a Rangers team that...