Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 3, Dan Girardi (2) vs. Petr Prucha (6)

As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Today’s matchup is #2 Dan Girardi vs. #6 Petr Prucha and his myriad of rabid fans. The winner will face #1 Jaromir Jagr in the finals of the Glen Sather Bracket. Dan…

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Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 2, Rick Nash (3) vs. Petr Prucha (6)

As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Today the second round continues with #3 Rick Nash vs. #6 Petr Prucha. Just a note: I am on vacation. The tournament posts are still going up, but I had to schedule…

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Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 1, Petr Prucha (6) vs. Paul Mara (11)

As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday we saw #3 Rick Nash beat #14 Steve Eminger. Today’s matchup is #6 Petr Prucha vs. #11 Paul Mara. Petr Prucha (acquired – 2002 draft, 8th round) Prucha burst on to…

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Gilroy Getting The Prucha Treatment

When the Rangers signed defenseman Matt Gilroy out of Boston University in 2008, many thought they were getting a bonafide top-four defenseman. The general consensus was that Gilroy would be on the top-four pairing and quarterback the powerplay back to respectability. This was solid logic, as Gilroy captained the BU team to a national championship, and was their best defenseman…

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Prucha Re-Ups with Phoenix

My all-time one-time favorite Ranger Petr Prucha, who was savagely beaten benched several months at a time under the reign of Tom Renney, has found a new home in Hamilton Phoenix. Prucha, who was traded to Phoenix in the Derek Morris deal, resigned with the club today. Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, but it’s safe to…

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Renney Explains the Prucha Situation

So Rick Carpiniello caught up with Tom Renney the other day and asked about the Petr Prucha situation. He had this to say: Renney feels that Prucha — who, as we know is not afraid to play a physical game for a smallish player — wears down. And wears down significantly, to the point where it affects his skating. “With…

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Korpo/Vally In, Fritsche Out, Prucha Sits Again

As per Sam Weinman, the revolving door that is the Rangers lineup is getting tweaked again. The Korpedo is back in tonight in lieu of Dan Fritsche, who was invisible last game. Valliquette is also in tonight, with Hank expected to get the start tomorrow at The Igloo. As for Prucha, he’s sitting again. I guess Voros’ presence in front…

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Can We Talk About Petr Prucha? I’ve Been DYING to Talk to You About Petr Prucha!!

The general pulse of the blog and its readers is that our beloved Petr Prucha has been treated almost as unfairly as Chad Pennington (sigh).  While the circumstances have maybe changed the last several weeks with his regular insertion into the lineup, it does not change the fact that the Rangers brass sorely mismanaged this former 30-goal scorer’s development during…

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Prucha pays off

Petr Prucha returned to the lineup last night after a 10 game ride-the-pine streak, and he injected some much needed life into the squad. He stays with the play and attacks the net unlike anyone else on the squad, and only Nik Zherdev is as creative with the puck. His goal 49 seconds into the third frame brought the Garden…

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Prucha Delivers

Well, one day after Petr Prucha declines a conditioning assignment in Hartford, he puts in the game tying goal with under six minutes remaining in the third.  For those who missed it, Prucha, who was one of the best Rangers on the ice during the game, buried the puck after it caromed off the boards from a Gomez shot.  Considering…

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