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Let’s call it as it is shall we? Henrik Lundqvist was flat out putrid tonight. It kinda reminded me of this video I saw years ago about Uncle Daddy:
Henrik Lundqvist looked like he couldn’t make a single clean save on anything long. Not counting the 4 awful goals he gave up, there were countless shots where he gave huge juicy rebounds right into the slot, and one save where he gloved it and it just flopped right out of his glove. Sure, Henrik made 2 superb saves on Kessel off of those breakaways, but that doesn’t absolve him from making the routine saves. Sure Henrik has carried this team on his back since the season started, but that doesn’t mitigate the fact that he sucked in a major way tonight. The real sad thing here was that Jonas Gustavsson was awful tonight too. It was like watching to swedish skaters put on goalie equipment for the first time. Gustavsson was saved by the fact that 2 goals were (rightfully) waived off when the Rangers were pressing. The Rangers als...
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Sean Avery made his debut for the Connecticut Whale last night, scoring an empty net goal and immediately having a fight as the CT Whale defeated the Adirondack Phantoms 4-2 to take over first place in the division. The news of Avery being back on the ice and scoring, even if an empty-netter, was welcomed by Avery's Army of fans. Glad Sean is back on the ice, but he still...
Sorry for the delay, we usually aim to post these things around 7a, but Dave is in California for work, Chris is already serving beer in the UK, and my commute doubles in duration every time it rains. Anyway, here are some quick thoughts before we prepare for the opener tonight. Feel free to chime in below…
The other day we provided video of Adam Mair delivering an...
This offseason was a tragic one for the NHL, KHL, and global hockey. The tragic deaths of former Ranger Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien, Wade Belak, and the entire KHL Locomotiv squad –which included many former NHLers– have been acknowledged league wide with moments of silence and video tributes. However for MSG, the tragedies were only met with a TV timeout montage. This, in short...
So much for transformation huh?
I don’t want to make this some drawn-out bitter post, which seems to be the Modus Operandi today, so here are a few thoughts about last night’s loss.
What do you make of Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov? Dubi was great controlling the puck down low and working the forecheck early in the game. After the second he was skating into double...
Opponent: Ottawa Senators
Leading Scorer: Jason Spezza (5-8-13)
Goaltender: Craig Anderson (3.66 GAA, .880 SV%)
Wojtek Wolski-Erik Christensen-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust
Derek Stepan-Artem Anisimov-Kris Newbury
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Tim Erixon-Mike Sauer
Michael Del Zotto-Steve Eminger...
Last weekend I took part in a Rangers blogger roundtable discussion with my fellow bloggers, analyzing the first five games of the New York Rangers 2011-12 season. Another one of these will be posted after every five games of the Blueshirts' season, so look for another next week. The roundtable was done in Q and A form, so below are some of the questions along with my answers...
By Alexander Monaghan
“]By Bridget Samuels from College Park, MD (IMG_8730.jpg) [CC-BY-2.0 (www.creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/2.0)This morning Katie Strang of ESPN New York reported, via Twitter, that Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards were not skating on the same line. Instead, the team’s newest free agent prize found himself between the heart-and-soul of the team...
Watch as Toronto Maple Leaf Mike Brown trades blows with New York Rangers Kris Newbury in the following video clip.You got to love the stare down both of them give to each other before the face-off.
The Rangers traveled 16,000 miles across two continents during the preseason and the early part of the regular season. Now, finally, they’re ready to play the Garden.
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After seven games in three countries and about a month away from home, the New York Rangers were thrilled to return to the friendly confines of Madison Square Garden.
After seven games in three countries and about a month away from home, the New York Rangers were thrilled to return to the friendly confines of Madison Square Garden. Friendly? Most definitely. Familiar? Not so much. The Rangers will become the last of the NHL's 30 teams to play their home opener when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.
I’m going to attempt to get into NYC for the Rangers practice at the partially renovated Garden this morning. Can’t promise I will actually get there, but I will try. And if I do, I’ll have some sound from there.
MSG Network has a whole lineup for tomorrow’s big hockey day at the new-look Garden. Here’s the schedule:
10:00 a.m. – “MSG’s...