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Was busy at post-practice today, working on Ryan Callahan story for the weekend.
But did have time to get Brad Richards’ angry reaction to that pile of carcillo Matt Cooke’s slew foot, and John Tortorella talking about Boston tomorrow.
Richards missed practice with a neck that “locked up” after the game, but said he had no symptoms of a concussion (he missed 10 games with a concussion last year) even though it appeared his head hit the ice as his neck whiplashed from the textbook slew foot by Cooke.
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Sorry for the overload on videos today, but here's a clip of the widely talked about brief meeting with the press that team owner James Dolan did following last night's 3-0 win over the Nashville Predators. In his quick speech, Dolan talked about the New York Rangers being "close" to Stanley Cup contenders, to which head coach John Tortorella clearly voiced his...
… it’s amazing when the top guys step up and take over the game. Richards looked a bit better through the first 2 periods but did not look good at all in the 3rd, not sure what is going on with him. Gaborik was amazing, as was Lundqvist. Another player that played VERY good was [...]
Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien and Rangers' bench boss John Tortorella have been named as coaches for the upcoming NHL All-Star Game.Julien and the rest of the Boston Bruins assistant coaching staff will handle the coaching duties for Zdeno Chara's team. Julien and his staff were bestowed the honor for leading the Bruins to last year's Stanley Cup title.John Tortorella...
… as you can see, Torts is very disappointed about the loss to Pittsburgh. It also seems the writers are on par with the bloggers asking about Marc Staal and why he is getting so many minutes so soon. He just does not look good and has a TON of rust.
The rehabilitation of Matt Cooke from reckless hockey hooligan to upstanding citizen in the NHL has been well-documented, with ESPN and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review the latest to pen "Injurious thugs can change!" soliloquies.
But much like the Ottawa Senators' record, everyone is waiting for Cooke's reputation to regress back to its expected norms; looking for...
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I don’t think the score was a far characterization of how this game was played. To be totally frank, I thought for the bulk of this game the Rangers played the Pens fairly evenly. I don’t think this was the case of 1 team blowing the doors off the other. The score was, after all, tied going into the 3rd period.
The difference in this game, to me, was the Rangers were unable...
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Hereâs the alleged Matt Cooke slew foot on Brad Richards on Thursday. That play is pretty common but when it comes to Cooke, anything appears to be fair game. It almost reminds me of PK Subban's slew foot of James Neal that caused Neal'...
After yesterday's practice, John Tortorella talked the state of health on his defense corps, plans for when Michael Sauer and Steve Eminger are healthy enough to return to the lineup, Carl Hagelin's play, and what Ryan Callahan's true value to the Rangers is...
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Matt Cooke has proven with his actions that it is possible for players to change their approach to the game to make the game safer.
Are the wheels starting to fall off of the car that is the New York Rangers?Though the Rangers are not in dire straits, they are limping into the All-Star break. In their last five games they’ve gone 2-3 with losses in three poor outings against the Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens and, most recently, the Pittsburgh Penguins. The slump has allowed the Boston Bruins, who defeated...
Boston's Claude Julien, New York Rangers' John Tortorella and San Jose's Todd McLellan will be the head coaches for the 2012 NHL All-Star Game.
It's a (gettin' down on) Friday edition of Marek vs. Wyshynski beginning at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, and we're talking about the following and more:
Special Guest Stars: GAME SHOW FRIDAY, as one lucky listener faces our sadistic trivia challenge. Also, Ian Mendes of Sportsnet stops by to chat up the Ottawa Senators
• In which Marek and Wysh discuss Matt Cooke's Lady...
In the nearly 10 months since the last meeting between the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers, enough has changed to put an old Original Six rivalry in a whole new light.
The top spot in the Eastern Conference is on the line as these elite clubs open their season series with a Saturday matinee in Boston.
The Rangers and Bruins share a link to the NHL's earliest days - not to...
Penguins coach Dan Bylsma gathered his players at practice Wednesday for some prep talk going into the game tonight against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. He mentioned some players to watch, such as defenseman Marc Staal and forwards Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards.