Found November 20, 2011 on
The Rangers didn’t lose because they’ve had all this time off. They didn’t lose because it’s Hockey Night in Canada in Montreal. They didn’t lose because of the ridiculous pansification rules and penalty calls. They didn’t lose because of a bad goal given up by Martin Biron. They didn’t lose because that sometimes happens when a grinding team runs into a skating team.
They lost because they stunk. I don’t have an explanation for it, but they stunk. They didn’t have the puck at all, they didn’t grind. Cas Marques worked harder on Biron’s broken buckle than Carey Price worked all night long.
1) So I had a football game in upstate Connecticut Saturday afternoon, and I’m on my ride home during the early part of the game, listening to Don LaGreca and Dave Maloney through all the scratchy static that comes with ESPN radio. And as Maloney’s talking about Scott Gomez and how he and his $14 million might be buried in Hamilton, I was actually driving through Trumbull, Conn. I t
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I'll start by saying that 21-year-old defenseman Michael Del Zotto has neither been as good as his rookie season nor as bad as his sophomore season so far this year. He's been somewhere in the middle through 17 games, and due to inconsistency from night to night, has also been very difficult to judge. At times he's been serviceable and has shown signs of regaining...
As we attempt to give back to our awesome followers here, we are giving the opportunity to write guest posts that we will post on Sundays. In the first of these guest posts, poster Brian looks at how we can judge if Brad Richards and Mike Rupp were worth signing this offseason.
There is a question every market will pose when their team has sprung an extra buck to add someone with...
Winning or losing, head coach John Tortorella is always critiquing his hockey club and pointing out the things that they can do better. Yesterday, though, with his team on a 7-game winning streak, the coach sat back and pointed out all of the positives he's seen in the Rangers and talked about how they've been so successful.
Here's the video courtesy of Blueshirts...
Connecticut Whale 3, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2 (OT)
By Brian Ring
Hartford, CT, November 18, 2011 - Defenseman Brendan Bell’s breakaway goal with 6.8 seconds left in overtime gave the Connecticut Whale a 3-2 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Friday night at the XL Center.
The win pushed the Whale (8-4-1-2) into first place in the Northeast Division with 19 points.
I normally do not post John Tortorella's postgame comments here on the blog, but last night I thought the coach did a fantastic job of summing up his team's 4-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. For once, I agreed with everything the coach said, so I found this one worth posting...
I feel like the fans are going a little overboard with the drama after...
According to Andrew Gross, Brad Richards sat out today's practice with what is being called a maintenance day, while Brandon Dubinsky also missed the morning session with the flu.During practice, John Tortorella had the team do push-ups while yelling at them about having no rebound shots Saturday night in Montreal (via Katie Strang).Gross adds that a point of emphasis during...
All good things come to an end at some point, but it's that much more frustrating when it ends without much of a fight. The New York Rangers did not contest the Montreal Canadiens tonight when defending their seven-game winning streak, and also missed out on an opportunity to make franchise history. There are 101 reasons you can come up with for tonight's loss, but the bottom...
CTWhale.com reports that Carl Hagelin tied the CT Whale lead in goals with his seventh of the season as the Rangers AHL affiliate defeated the Sprindfield Sound Tigers (Islanders affiliate) 3-2 in overtime.Brendan Bell scored the game winner in overtime off a perfect clearing pass from Mats Zuccarello. Tim Erixon had the assist on Hagelin's goal.Hagelin now has six points (four...
Eight years ago, the Rangers selected Hugh Jessiman with the 12th overall pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. The Rangers drafted him over such notables as Dustin Brown, Zach Parise, Brent Seabrook, Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler, Mike Richards, and Corey Perry. Everyone knows how that turned out, and fans are still complaining about it eight years later. It’s about time to look at what...
Opponent: Les Habitants (8-8-3)
Leading Scorer: Tomas Plekanec (4-14-18)
Goaltender: Carey Price (2.29 GAA, .910 SV%)
Rangers Projected Lines:
Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan
Sean Avery-Brian Boyle-Ruslan Fedotenko
Brandon Prust-Erik Christensen-Andre Deveaux
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Mike Sauer
Don’t have a lot of interviews for you today because A) I spent a lot of time working on a story I’m doing next week and B) What else is there for the boys to say after that Montreal game and a day off?
For the same reason, John Tortorella’s post-practice press conference was short, because there weren’t many questions to be asked.
Brad Richards (maintenance day) and...
The New York Rangers have announced that they will be selling two Winter Classic Road Trip packages......i usually kill the Rangers for trying to milk the fans for every penny they have but that three day package sounds sick.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NHL usually releases the results of All Star voting every Tuesday so what worked real well last year was to get a big vote out on Mondays.So what I'm asking everyone to do is vote at least 90 times for Dan Girardi today.The best way to get around the 30 vote limit using the online ballot is to create numerous NHL profiles using multiple e-mail accounts. The easiest way to...
It is a bit of a slow day here in Rangerland, but there were some tidbits of information from practice to chat about, courtesy of Andrew Gross.
First, Brandon Dubinsky and Brad Richards sat out of practice today. As per Gross, Dubinsky was sick and Richards required a maintenance day. These are common occurence, and shouldn’t really be a cause for alarm. Hockey players need days...
Their legs didn’t move Saturday and they had Sunday off.
Today the Rangers go back to work on this next three-day hiatus. Then they play three games in less than four days starting Wednesday in Sunrise.
I’m working on a story for next week, so I’m going to try to get over there this morning.
Will update from there. Hopefully with some audio, etc.