Archive for September, 2009

Randomly Pathetic

By at 30 September, 2009, 10:19 pm

Just read over on the reliable former Islander PR man Chris Botta’s Twitter this really pathetic info:
Islanders announce they are not printing the 2009-10 media guide for the, uh, media. Team announcers also have to pay $10 for press meal. Oy
In the words of one John McEnroe, You Cannot Be Serious!!!!! I can’t even […]

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Rangers sign Semenov

By at 30 September, 2009, 9:57 pm

As expected, the Rangers made it official signing 28 year-old Russian defenseman Alexei Semenov to a one-year deal worth $600,000. The lanky vet who goes 6-6, 245 pounds impressed enough during his tryout to merit consideration.
More importantly, the club needed a spare part who could be used when called upon with the team getting younger […]

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NHL thoughts and predictions

By at 30 September, 2009, 5:53 pm

So it’s that time of year again, the NHL season officially gets underway tomorrow with a handful of games.  Seems like just yesterday that I was coming home from watching Luis Castillo botch a game in Yankee Stadium when I heard on the train that the Penguins beat Detroit in Game 7 of the Finals, […]

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2009-10 NHL Preview

By at 30 September, 2009, 5:32 pm

It’s finally here. The NHL is back for the start of the 2009-10 season with a Versus doubleheader tomorrow night in a possible Eastern Conference preview with Boston hosting the game’s brightest star Alexander Ovechkin and the Capitals who also boast Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green and Alex Semin. Is this the year the breathtaking two-time […]

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Mystery still surrounds Devils’ roster beyond Opening Night

By at 30 September, 2009, 3:01 pm

So I guess the Devils’ big roster decisions over the last week turned out to be – for now – no decisions at all, as the team IR’ed Illka Pikkaranen a day after putting Patrik Elias and defenseman Mark Fraser on the injured list.  With the three players on IR, the Devils’ roster is now down to […]

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Last cuts today, and a look to the crystal ball….

By at 30 September, 2009, 10:10 am

With a 4-2 loss in Newark last night – the Isles ended up 2-5-1 on the preseason. The records in September mean squat, but there will be some that will say that we had a better record than Pittsburgh, our opponent for Saturday night.
Whatever…..
All that now matters is Saturday…
Yes, SATURDAY!
Will Okie, Dougie, Bruno, Bailey, […]

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Devils win preseason finale, make more moves

By at 29 September, 2009, 11:04 pm

Before tonight’s game with the Islanders – the Devils’ last of the preseason – came more moves, placing center Tim Sesito and defensemen Rob Davison and Jay Leach on waivers, with Mark Fraser joining Patrik Elias on IR to start the season, leaving the Devils with 24 players on the roster.  One more cut will be […]

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Del Zotto here to prove he belongs

By at 29 September, 2009, 5:06 pm

Coming as no surprise, Mike Del Zotto indeed made the Ranger cut earlier today. Only 19, the former 2008 first round pick that the club selected 20th overall will start the season in Ranger red, white and blue.
The organization has nine games to decide if the Stouffville, Ontario native who wears No.43 is fully ready. […]

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Schremp comes home to Island

By at 29 September, 2009, 4:45 pm

Finally, Rob Schremp is coming home. It became reality earlier today when the Islanders officially claimed the former Edmonton 2004 first round pick.
At 23, the Syracuse native who only played in five NHL games for the Oilers netting three assists last season, is hoping the scenery change will help turn a career around best known […]

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2009-10 Rangers Preview: Revamped roster aims to silence doubters

By at 28 September, 2009, 11:28 am

The hard part is over. After a grueling training camp under fiery coach John Tortorella, the Rangers are ready for a brand new season that starts Friday at Mellon Arena against the defending champion Penguins. Following a busy 3-3-1 preseason, the Blueshirts finally turn their attention to the regular season. Indeed, it all begins for […]

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