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Over at the Daily News, Christian Red reports that in a bit of a shocking development, Sean Avery, the man who just a month ago tweeted that John Tortorella was a clown and that his players hated him, had only nice things to say about his former coach...
"(Tortorella) actually probably was one of the best things that ever happened to me. A month after I was done playing, I made the transition to what is a dream job for most people. Part of it was the relationship that I had with him as a coach. It definitely helped me make the transition and have a successful career."
...actually, the more I read that quote I have to wonder if Avery was being a bit 'tongue in cheek.' As in, because Torts hated me and basically ended my NHL career, I was able to begin my foray into the fashion industry earlier than I anticipated.
One person, however, who is not a fan of Tortorella, is Capitals head coach Adam Oates who responded on a local Washington radio show to the...
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During today's very optional practice for the Rangers, Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that Marc Staal was one of the few Rangers players skating.
...i refuse to get overly-excited about this. Just because he's skating doesn't mean he feels comfortable in game action. Especially against a physical team like the Bruins.
...while I feel the Rangers have been...
Same lines same d-pairs for Rangers. No Marc Staal on ice. Matt Gilroy is the seventh d-man on ice.
— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) May 18, 2013
...and Staal not practicing with the team is exactly why I didn't get excited about him skating yesterday. I've all but stopped expecting him back in the playoffs.
...no news on Clowe isn't very encouraging either...
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
So when Tortorella begins an answer to a question about Richards’ status as the club’s fourth-line center with the words, “Sometimes it’s not about Brad,” as he did yesterday on the first of two days between Game 1 of the conference semis and Game 2 against the Bruins here tomorrow, it’s kind of a whoa moment.
As much of...
It's obvious that if the Bruins want to beat the Rangers they're going to have to go through Henrik Lundqvist. And their GM Peter Chiarelli thinks the best way to do that is by creating traffic in front (via Bruins Daily)...
“We’re talking about traffic. We’re talking about net front and we’re talking about getting pucks deep. Really, it’s a simple recipe...
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
Henrik Lundqvist, the face of the Rangers and the face behind the mask, did not even attempt to mask the bitter pain of yet another overtime defeat.
This one cut to the core of the goaltender, who blamed himself, and who might have blamed anyone in sight, for the 3-2 loss to the Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semfinals...
Rick Nash will have his hands full with Zdeno Chara
A slew of injuries to Boston blueliners have some convinced the Rangers will roll through their second round matchup, but we should know by now that nothing comes easy for New York. Still, the Blueshirts have a good shot at advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals if they follow these keys to victory.
Mitigate Boston’s advantage...
New York Rangers forward Taylor Pyatt was giving a two minute minor for boarding for this hit on Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuck. This hit ramped the game up for both teams. It's interesting to see how some classify the hit.
Pyatt hip checks Boychuk's head into the boards at 2:22 of the scoreless second period. Boychuk down on ice for a while.
— Andrew Gross...
Barry Petchesky over at Deadspin (Where, BTW, Bob's Blitz is the only site in Deadspin's RSS feed...) deconstructs NY Rangers coach John Tortorella's high school yearbook photo.
Via Toucher and...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
It's rare that a playoff series gets more intense after the series has been completed and one team has advanced to the next round. Such has been the case between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals, two teams which battled in the first round and continue to argue despite New York moving on and Washington hitting the golf course. New York emerged victorious after...
The New York Rangers entered TD Bank Garden Thursday night to open the Eastern Conference Semifinals three days after eliminating the Washington Capitals in what was, arguably, one of their most complete performances of the season. While the Rangers entered the series in the wake of an excellent game 7 showing, the Boston Bruins, conversely, [...]
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The New York Rangers open their Eastern Conference Semifinals matchup with the Boston Bruins tonight in Boston, and will be facing a much more different team than what they faced in the Washington Capitals in the quarterfinals. Here are my three keys for the Rangers to win not only tonight, but the entire series: The [...]
Sometimes, it's good to have eyes in the back of your head as New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist found out as he robbed Boston's Milan Lucic of a goal in game one of their second round playoff series.
Keep an eye on the puck as Henrik makes the initial save and then covers it before another attempt can be made at it by the swarming Bruins players:
(Courtesy of SB Nation)
By now, you know the story between Henrik Lundqvist and the Boston Bruins.
No matter the skill-set of the Rangers squad in front of the 31-year-old netminder, or even the skill of the Boston roster Lundqvist goes up against, the Swedish goaltender has absolutely owned the Black-and-Gold, and with a second round date with the Bruins and Rangers beginning last night in Boston,...
The New York Rangers visit the Boston Bruins at TD Garden for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals match-up starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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