Training Camp Full of Questions

Training Camp Is Here.  Training camp starts today and day 1 is the day that all the players fear the most. As some of the beat writers have already discussed, day one is basically ‘The Test’. It’s where Coach Tortorella runs his players in to the ground. Torts’ camps are legendary and it all begins with the first day. That said,…

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Building the right way, in more than one way

It is clear that over the last few seasons Glen Sather, John Tortorella, and the organisation have stuck to a plan for the future. They have built from within, they have built from the back end out, and they have stuck with youth (for the most part) even in difficult times. What may be overseen in the impressive and promising…

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Potential Bounceback Years

If you’ve been a fan of this blog for a while, we tend to be optimistic realists.  Following up on my post yesterday regarding potential sophomore slumps, let’s put a more positive spin on the season outlook.  There are a few players that come to mind when it comes to disappointing 2010-2011 seasons, I’m sure you can think of three…

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Sean Avery cleared in LAPD battery incident

So apparently Avery won’t be headed to the sin bin after all. Well, he may end up in this sin bin one day, but you know, not the real one … Anyway, according to TMZ, police officers have since refuted the charges, instead revealing that the cop who filed the report simply got his foot caught in Avery’s front door while…

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Guest Post by Sene: In The Spirit Of Youth…Why Not Get W(e)ise About Things?

I opened my email last night and received an email that intrigued me.  It was from a fan of the blog (Sene) who was just pitching a post (more of a rant) to me about Dale Weise.  This is a hot topic for Ranger fans, especially since the arrest of Sean Avery.  Without further ado, here is Sene’s post/rant: The…

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Ryan Bourque: A Ranger in 2011?

Amid all the players battling for a roster spot this September one player that could surprise Rangers fans might be Ryan Bourque but what do the Rangers have at their disposal in the Hall of Famer’s son? Bourque could be a great option for the bottom six given his brand of hockey and could be one to look out for….

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Bettman Has The Final Call On Avery

If I was Sean Avery, I would be worried. I wouldn’t be worried so much about the fans reactions, any bad feelings likely ends the first time Sean hits someone into the boards. I wouldn’t worry so much about Glen’s reaction, the first time Sean feeds a teammate for an assist or scores a goal, likely furthers himself from being…

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Last Chance Saloon for Avery?

Much is being discussed about the vacant penthouse suite in the Rangers neighbourhood. Of course, the vacant suite under discussion is in fact the left wing spot alongside resident elite forwards Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik. Many fans and even Rangers media (Stan Fischler for example) have touted Sean Avery as a good choice for the left wing spot. Is…

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Zuccarello Returned to CT; Avery Stays In Lineup

As per the AHL Transaction Log, the Rangers have returned Mats Zuccarello to the Connecticut Whale of the AHL.  This is no real surprise, as Zuccarello seemed overmatched in Game One, and was a healthy scratch in the following two games.  Zuccarello is best served seeing consistent ice time in the AHL playoffs.  This serves two purposes for the young, diminutive…

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Expect Avery Back In Tomorrow

Last night’s game showed us two things. The first was that Washington is going to play a physical and defensive series, and the second is that Mats Zuccarello is not someone John Tortorella is going to turn to after the second period. In a game that lasted 78:24, Zuccarello received just 7:34 of ice time, and was the only Ranger…

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