Found October 29, 2011 on
NY Daily News:
John Tortorella may be impatient over Brad Richards’ lack of chemistry with Marian Gaborik, but as Saturday’s 5-4 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators demonstrated, the Rangers have bigger problems.
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Here are the highlights about why the Rangers decided to re-call Sean Avery (or at least, put him on re-entry waivers). Will have audio in a few minutes right below this:
Why Avery now?
“Rupper. Rupper has a lot to do with this. We’re concerned about this. So we have to be careful there. Not sure what’s going to happen. There’s a couple other things...
Sadly, this is not a joke.
Head coach John Tortorella switched the offensive lines up in practice again today (insert joke here), and in the process moved Erik Christensen up to the first line, where he centered Marian Gaborik and Wojtek Wolski. So, in place of the All-Star center in Brad Richards that was signed for an arm and a leg this summer, $925,000 Erik Christensen finds...
Got this in my email regarding Garden of Dreams auctions. These are all for a great cause:
Meet Brad Richards After Watching Rangers Vs. Phoenix At The Garden
The last time Tortorella and Brad Richards teamed up, they won the 2004 Stanley Cup for Tampa, so theres no question that their reunion in New York is stirring up some conversation. One lucky fan and a friend will get to...
First, he did not give out his lineup, or his lines, saying he wasn’t sure. (Andrew Gross loves when he says that, LOL). But he said it will probably be the same lineup as the home opener.
He did say that Mike Rupp (knee) remains out.
I asked him a few questions about the possible breaking-up of Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik—at practice yesterday Gaborik played with Erik...
You can bet that John Tortorella never told Jim Dolan, “I can’t say we definitely want [a Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik combination] to happen,” when lobbying the Garden CEO in May and June to invest $60 million over nine years to sign the blue-chip free agent center specifically to combine...
The Rangers' effort in their 2011-12 home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday was disgraceful. Actually, maybe I am wrong in using the word "effort" to describe what happened that night because there simply was no effort beyond the first period of play. From top to bottom, everything with the Blueshirts' game was ugly, even the goaltending, which...
The New York Rangers are known for their consistently inconsistent
offense. One thing you can always count
on when the team fails to score is that coach John Tortorella will put the
lines in the blender and start over again, which he did today at practice. Katie
Strang of ESPN New York tweeted the lines:
John Tortorella believes so much in Brad Richards that he uses the veteran center as a barometer for younger Rangers. When second-year forward Derek Stepan earned his way onto the top line after two games, Tortorella said the 21-year-old was receiving the opportunity because he "gets it," because he understands how to play and carry himself as a professional at a young age.
When the Dallas Stars let All-Star center Brad Richards leave the team via free agency over the summer, many wondered how the club would replace his point production in this, the first season under new head coach Glen Gulutzan.
Almost from the moment Gully was hired to coach this team back in June, the answer was simple-scoring by committee. While there were a number of skeptics...
The answer to that question is a resounding no.
At 3-3-3, the New York Rangers certainly have not played their best in this young season and at the same time, have yet to click on all levels. That is the good thing.
The bad thing is that the way has played in their last two games against the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators, both losses at Madison Square Garden. Their play...
When the Rangers signed him to a nine-year, $60 million deal, center Brad Richards was supposed to be the missing piece of the puzzle that fit next to right wing Marian Gaborik. So far, however, he has fit like a square peg in a round hole.
I had some expectations for this Rangers team this season. It’s a team that made the playoffs last year and essentially replaced the aging injury riddled former captain Chris Drury with superstar center Brad Richards. Henrik Lundqvist is the best goalie in the world, our young home-grown guys like Ryan Callahan and Brandon Dubinsky were [...]
Holy cow, what an ordeal getting home. Never thought 4-6 inches of snow could create such problems, but roads froze, trees fell, power went out. Yikes. October byfuglien 29th.
Well, at least ya boys are still NHL-.500, even though they’ve won three and lost six.
1) Marian Gaborik=Beast. Bet you never thought you’d read that.
2) The Brian Boyle penalty? Pansification...