Found December 06, 2011 on Puck Daddy:
The evolution of Winter Classic advertising continues for the NHL and NBC. This time, they've gone all split-personality on us, offering up a stoic athlete commercial highlighting the rivalry for the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers (and their respective cities); as well as a spot that accurately portrays the Classic as a beer-soaked social gathering for Caucasians. First, the "Rivalry" spot: From the NHL: The "Rivalry" TV spot features iconic landmarks in Philadelphia (Liberty Bell, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the LOVE Park) and New York City (Times Square and the Empire State Building). Flyers players Sean Couturier, Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell, Wayne Simmonds, Max Talbot and James van Riemsdyk and Rangers players Artem Anisimov, Brian Boyle, Marian Gaborik, Ryan McDonagh, Brandon Prust and Derek Stepan are also featured in the spot.  Adding a unique touch to the spot is an original arrangement of the New Year's classic, Auld Lang Syn...

Report: Rangers' Boogaard had brain ailment

Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain ailment related to Alzheimer's disease that is caused by repeated blows to the head, the New York Times reported. The 28-year-old Boogaard, who died in May of an accidental overdose of alcohol and oxycodone, was found to have had CTE - which can be diagnosed only after the death...

Injury Updates on Sauer & Del Zotto

Pat Leonard at the Daily News tweeted last night that although there was no update on Michael Sauer, he did see him walking around in the weight room with his pads still on, jersey off after taking a vicious hit from the Maple Leafs Dion Phaneuf.Larry Brooks at the New York Post says it is likely that Sauer sustained a concussion....i think if I'm ever hit like that I would be...

Henrik Lundqvist: The King Of The Crease

Of course, we’re talking about Henrik Lundqvist. I, like many lifelong Rangers fans, have had the unbelievable pleasure of watching Henrik Lundqvist’s career evolve right before our very eyes. The King was drafted in 2000 by the NY Rangers. 205th overall.  Other notable goalies who were drafted that year: Rick DiPietro (1st Overall), Ilya Bryzgalov [...]

Pregame: Rangers Seek Number Six Against Leafs

The New York Rangers enter tonight's match-up against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden in fourth place in the Eastern Conference, having won 12 of their last fourteen games. They swept their southeastern road trip over the past week to extend their winning streak to five games, and now they will look to make a run at first place with four games (all winnable)...

Pregame Practice Notes: Same Line-up, Staal Skates & No Torts Tirades

Andrew Gross reports that the Rangers will go with the same line-up tonight and Henrik Lundqvist will be back in goal.Dave Lozo at says Marc Staal skated this morning but was moving slow....i'm very encouraged that Staal is skating but I'm not expecting him back any time soon.John Tortorella tells Pat Leonard not to expect any Bruce Boudreau-like tirades on HBO'...

Have a Staaly Jolly Christmas, part 1

(SCENE: ERIC, JORDAN and MARC STAAL are at their parents’ house in Thunder bay, Ontario.) MAMA STAAL: It’s so nice to have you boys here for Christmas, even if Jared is running a bit late.  It’s just too bad that the dog ate our turkey…and the ham.  And about six pies. FATHER STAAL: Damn turkey wasn’t even thawed yet! It was still all frozen! ERIC: That’s my Rockso...

Rangers/Leafs Post Game Thoughts

Well this was an interesting game to watch. The Rangers were absolutely dominated in the first 30 minutes of the game, and wound up down 3-0  midway through the second period. The Rangers had some chances during this time frame, but weren’t able to bury them. After that, the game was all Rangers, as they quickly made it 3-2, but couldn’t get that third goal. They can’t win...

GARTH: Flyers Not An Easy Out

The Eastern standings are as jammed up as the Scajacquada Expressway during rush hour. The Flyers take the ice tonight with 33 points, just four ahead of the seventh place Sabres. Buffalo are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games, while the Flyers are 7-3. These are two points that the Sabres cannot afford to give away to a team that they have a heated history with. The last...

Michael Sauer Diagnosed With A Concussion; Day To Day

… not good at all. I guess Anton Stralman will find his way back into the lineup until the Rangers figure out how long Sauer will be out. Hopefully not long.   

Flyers Strange Road Trip; So Far, So Good

By David Strehle NHL Hot Stove Managing Editor It has been a strange road trip, indeed, for the Philadelphia Flyers. Four games in 12 days starting in New York, then a five-day gap in between the first and second games; proceeding with back-to-back contests on the West coast, and after a three day gap between games three and four, closing the trip in New York this coming Wednesday...

Post-game interviews

Not much to report. No update on Michael Sauer, but you’d have to guess he might have a head injury from that hit, which in my opinion was as clean as it was devastating. John Tortorella, in another short press conference, said it was a clean hit. The Rangers admitted they had a problem with Toronto’s speed, but they’ve handled some fast teams, too. The problem they had was...

Report: Rangers brawler Derek Boogaard had brain ailment

NEW YORK - Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain...

NHL roundup: Derek Boogaard suffered from brain ailment

Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain ailment related to Alzheimer's disease that is caused by repeated blows to the head, the New York Times reported.

Krist Letang Sucks

I can't remember where I saw this but a video of TSN's top 10 most hated NHLers exists and seems to be from a couple of years back. Sean Avery is number 1, so that. Number somethingorother is former Penguin Darius Kasparaitis. Actually, former Pens Kaspar, Ulf and Matthew Barnaby made the list. But during the Kaspar spot, TSN had a crawl at the bottom of the screen in...

Maple Leafs Roll Into New York for Meeting With the Rangers

Photo courtesy of By Lukas Hardonk (@LukasHardonk) The Toronto Maple Leafs will wrap up a two-game road trip tonight in New York as they are scheduled to take on the Rangers at 7 pm EST. The game can be seen regionally on Leafs TV, or you can listen to it on Toronto radio station AM640. Tonight’s game is an important one for the Maple Leafs. They have lost two straight...
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