Like it or not, Renney’s Presence Still Lingers

Nobody said it was going to be an easy fix.  Two games in two nights, both times the Rangers getting a slew of chances and clinging to a 1-0 lead going into the 3rd period, and both times the team stops playing and ends up falling apart like the leaves in November.  Tortorella has only been in the driver’s seat…

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Bleed Blue…everyone is doing it

Tortorella telling everyone to “stay the #$%^ off the logo” gives me chills.  I’m a stickler for tradition, respect, and honor…you know, all those things the Rangers and Tom Renney pretended to practice the last couple seasons.  Even though they preached it ad nauseum in that ridiculous pre-game entrance video last season, I never felt that Renney really got the…

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The last for a while…..

Alright…after only retiring 2 numbers (Gilbert and Giacomin) in the franchises first 70+ years, they have retired 6 in the last five years.  All deserving in their own way, however.  With that said, its certainly going to be a while until we see another retired jersey get raised.  The only person on the current Rangers that could possibly be considered…

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In-Game Thoughts: Rangers vs. Blues

In her 1969 book, “On Death and Dying”, Swiss-born psychiatrist Elizabeth Kubler-Ross explains the Five Stages of Dying.  The Kubler-Ross Model describes five stages in which people deal with grief and tragedy.  They are, in order, as follows: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance.  While this model applies to people with terminal illness, I feel that it can be applied…

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A new first for this power-play unit, which is amazing in itself…

I have been calmly sitting here watching the Rangers-Flyers game and didn’t plan on writing anything on the blog today.  But after watching Mike Richards (2003 NHL draft anyone?) fly up the center of the ice and score on a SHORTHANDED, 5-ON-3 BREAKAWAY, I JUST CAN’T CONTAIN MYSELF ANY LONGER.  Absolutely no excuse to let a penalty killer get behind…

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The New York Rangers Mount Rushmore

John Buccigross of ESPN manufactured a list of all 32 NHL franchises and their theoretical Mount Rushmores.  Below is his excerpt on the Rangers: New York Rangers The team: Ed Giacomin, Brian Leetch, Mark Messier and Mike Richter.The theory: This was another tough one. The Rangers don’t have a long line of hockey legends to choose from. Messier and Leetch…

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In-Game Thoughts: Rangers and Caps

The Rangers and Capitals couldn’t be more opposite at this point in the season.  The Caps have a legitimate superstar, an identity, and a city that is 100% behind them; everything the Rangers are lacking after all this time.  But as always, winning cures everything, and if the Rangers can put forth a great effort, maybe they can turn this…

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SEAN SEAN….GET IN THERE SEAN!!!!

So today is the day Sean Avery presumably clears waivers and will be assigned to an AHL affiliate of some sort.  As you all know, the Wolfpack seem to be the front (and only) runners to pick-up the agitator, which will begin the chain of events that may ultimately end in #16 returning to the Big Club.  While my colleague…

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Tom Renney is no Herb Brooks…

For reasons unbeknownst to myself and others, I have not been able to access this blog for quite sometime.  And after last night’s 10-2 debacle, it seems that divine intervention has allowed me to return, to talk about the hideousness that occurred in the Lone Star State. The honest to god’s truth is that over the course of an 82…

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In-Game Thoughts: Rangers vs. Ducks

After seeing endless clips of the same speech by recently inaugurated President Barack Obama, its finally time to watch some hockey.  Due to prior committments, Dave and myself will be splitting this game-thread. Maybe President Obama can issue an executive order to make Sidney Crosby shut his yapper…thoughts? Update 7:15pm: First few minutes were pretty vanilla until both teams finally woke…

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