Archive for February, 2009

No Sidney – there is a chance.

By at 25 February, 2009, 6:13 pm

His activities on Sunday will keep him out of the lineup tonight.
Usually when something like THAT happens, someone (#71 perhaps), will step up and be the man. Please – skip that tonight Geno, please…
Also – Ryan Whitney is out for personal reasons. Hope the Isles can pounce. I will be in the […]


Tortorella Ranger Era begins tonight

By at 25 February, 2009, 5:19 pm

All the talking is finally over. The past two days, the Rangers have gotten more coverage than they have probably since their surprising run to the Conference Finals 12 years ago.
Sadly, that’s the last time they were really relevant in this baseball obsessed city despite improvement under now dismissed coach Tom Renney making the playoffs […]


He’s baaack!

By at 25 February, 2009, 11:16 am

After 50 games on IR, the Devils have finally announced something that seemed obvious weeks ago (to everyone except Mark Everson) given the schedule and timing – Martin Brodeur will be making his return to the net tomorrow night at the Rock against the Colorado Avalanche.
To make room for Brodeur, the Devils sent Scott Clemmensen down […]


No more 9-2 games

By at 25 February, 2009, 8:28 am

Pittsburgh will be peeved after Sundays debacle against Ovie and the Caps. They will not be a happy bunch. The Isles spoiled the debut of Dal Bylsma last Monday.
This has the makings of a slap dance…
Not if the Isles can help it.
Sid is in pain and not at 100%. This […]


Special Podcast on Ranger shakeup

By at 24 February, 2009, 12:58 am

With the news now official on former Lightning coach John Tortorella agreeing to a contract with GM Glen Sather to become the new Ranger head man, I’m taking a few minutes to discuss the coaching shakeup and what impact it could have.
Can the much tougher style of the one-time Ranger assistant who guided the Lightning […]


Renney Out, Tortorella In?

By at 23 February, 2009, 1:03 pm

The news came down a couple of hours ago that Tom Renney was fired by the Rangers.
The end finally came for the classy well stated man who helped turn the franchise around making the postseason three consecutive years since the lockout. Assistant Perry Pearn also goes as GM Glen Sather tries to save face for […]


Lack Of Response Puzzling

By at 23 February, 2009, 11:49 am

Picture it: A important hockey game on a Saturday Night between two teams desperate for points trying to earn a trip to the NHL Playoffs. Emotions are running high. The building is electric, and it already feels like late April.
Your team is comfortably ahead in a game at home, and then suddenly it all goes […]


Four long months later

By at 22 February, 2009, 6:22 pm

By now everyone knows the Devils’ story – losing HOF goaltender Martin Brodeur on the first of November was thought to be a death knell, especially after the team lost five of its first six games post-Brodeur injury.  Yet, in one of the season’s most redeeming stories the Devils rebounded to go 31-12-1 in their […]


Sundin writes perfect script in Toronto return

By at 22 February, 2009, 2:46 pm

Hockey Day In Canada is special enough.
That Mats Sundin wrote a perfect script io his much anticipated return to the hockey capital of Toronto by netting the shootout winner in Vancouver’s 3-2 win over the Leafs last night making it a successful return at Air Canada Centre.
“There’s been a buildup for this game,” an emotional Sundin […]


Lifeless effort against hungrier Sabres results in another road loss

By at 21 February, 2009, 10:46 pm

If tonight was supposed to be a must have game for the Rangers, apparently they forgot to show against a hungrier Sabre team who wanted it a lot more.
Even minus Thomas Vanek (broken jaw), Buffalo managed to severely outplay a lifeless club punching a 4-2 win on home ice to push them into a tie […]