Found December 29, 2011 on
Episode 3 of "HBO 24/7 Flyers Rangers: Road To The NHL Winter Classic" was a combination of on-ice rivalries (featuring often hilarious chirping of opponents) and off-ice holiday gatherings among family, friends and teammates. Teammates in ugly, ugly sweaters.
The highlight of the episode in the latter category was the New York Rangers' ugly sweater party. Do not adjust the contrast on your screen; these things actually look that ghastly.
That's Brandon Dubinsky as Santa Dubi; Brian Boyle as Buddy the Elf (Who's Had a Few); Henrik Lundqvist with the light-up tie; Ryan Callahan with the leg lamp sweater and the funny jab at Sean Avery wearing sunglasses indoors; Michael Del Zotto with the lewd Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer sweater (NSFW, potentially); and Ruslan Fedotenko with the shiner and the bear stitched to his sweater.
We'll have a full episode review later tonight. It's entirely possible that MDZ's Rudolph sweater will vie with Bryzgalov fo...
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The Rangers have drafted very well in recent years and even when going off the board (so to speak) Fans have begun to show full trust in the Rangers power brokers because results are starting to show. Whether it’s the NHL roster, the minor league affiliates of the exploits on junior and college circuits there are countless recent examples of successful Rangers drafting.
As expected, the Rangers returned Tim Erixon to the Connecticut Whale immediately following last night’s loss to the Caps. Erixon was out of the lineup last night, but was kept with the team as an emergency replacement in the event that one of the six remaining defensemen got injured during the game. Thankfully, that was not the case, as all six survived the game.
Erixon did not...
Derek Stepan talks to Blueshirts United about how the Rangers have been able to succeed on the ice despite the numerous Winter Classic distractions..."Our leaders have stepped up, and even our coaching staff has done a really good job of making sure we are focused," explained Stepan. "It's pretty hard to get too far ahead of ourselves with the way we go about our...
IT'S IN THE GAME
EA SPORTS, as always, conducted a simulation between the two teams who will collide at the annual Winter Classic.
While not entirely accurate, of course, it’s always worth a gander at what video simulation says based on the information used in the process, such as statistics, injuries and momentum, to name a few.
Action of the EA SPORTS simulation between the New York Rangers...
As Henrik Lundqvist normally does after a shutout at MSG, he threw his stick into the crowd after being named first star last night, which obviously caused a full WWE battle royal in the stands. While the person who walks away with the stick, along with some bruises, is pretty pumped you have to assume it's only a matter of time before someone gets seriously injured...Thanks...
The New York Rangers had their five-game winning streak
snapped in a decisive way as the Washington Capitals controlled much of the
game en route to a 4-1 victory.
Michael Del Zotto has been excellent of late, but he had
some bad moments tonight with one early costing the Rangers’ the first goal of
the game. Marcus Johansson made the
Rangers pay for the Del...
Looking back at our 2011-12 Puck Daddy staff prognostications, none of us picked the Rangers to finish lower than third. However, none of us picked the Rangers to finish first, either. And right now, they're leading the Eastern Conference with a 22-8-4 with 48 points.
What's gone right? Some expected heroes, some happy accidents. Here are seven reasons why the Rangers are...
On Wednesday, the Empire State Building was lit up with the colors of both teams that will play in the 2012 Winter Classic on Jan. 2: blue, red and white on the east and west sides of the building for the New York Rangers and orange and white on the north and south sides for [...]
Check out this video of Bobby Clarke, Bernie Parent and Bill Barber getting ready for their Saturday match up against the New York Rangers.
Going to be an awsome scene down at Citizens Bank Park.
The existence of "24/7" this season has changed the way you take in a Rangers game.
It is impossible not to think about how John Tortorella would respond to a mistake on the ice and imagine just where he'd slip curses into his evisceration of the guilty player.
That question came up a lot during Wednesday night's 4-1 loss to the Capitals because the Rangers kept...
This is what happens when you play well for an extended period of a season and people take notice … teams that might not be so good, or not playing so great, find another gear when they play you. It becomes a big game for them. And that really hasn’t happened much since 1997.
And it sure happened last night.
1) The Rangers were out-hit, without a doubt. But...