Monthly Archives: September 2010

Stepan makes case to stay

They could be Derek and The Dominoes sooner than expected. Derek Stepan showed off the same skills that helped Team USA win the WJC and lead Wisconsin to the NCAA finals where they fell to Chris Kreider and Boston College. … Continue reading

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Injuries to Streit and Okposo challenge Islanders once again

Call it deja vu. The regular season hasn’t even started and already the Islanders are facing an uphill battle. A couple of days after learning top defender Mark Streit likely will miss six months with a torn labrum and torn … Continue reading

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Rangers cut down to 27

Earlier today, the Rangers made their second round of cuts. Team President & GM Glen Sather announced that the club assigned Chad Johnson, Wade Redden, Evgeny Grachev, Dale Weise and Mats Zuccarello to Hartford. Dane Byers, Kris Newbury and Jeremy … Continue reading

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After three preseason games, Devils still need to answer many questions

During the preseason a team’s main priorites are finding out what players can potentially help out when the games start for real, and just flat-out staying healthy. Wins and losses are generally afterthoughts, although yes I would rather see the … Continue reading

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Avery and Kovalchuk renew rivalry

For Ranger bad boy Sean Avery, his No.1 rival used to be Martin Brodeur. However, the future Devil Hall of Famer has been replaced by Russian teammate Ilya Kovalchuk. Ever since the electrifying former Thrasher’s donned Devils black and red, … Continue reading

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Del Zotto’s OT winner gives Rangers preseason sweep of Devils

Being at a fantasy hockey draft in a league I’m defending, it’s fairly tough to pay attention to these exhibitions. But we did catch a little bit early of the Hudson rematch along with the tail end that saw second-year … Continue reading

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Rangers-Devils Part Deux Tonight

It’s only preseason but try telling that to the Rangers and Devils, who already played one intense exhibition at The Garden the other night with New York prevailing 4-3 on Marian Gaborik’s power play overtime winner. The game featured two … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Redden

The Wade Redden Era Error is mercifully over. It came to an end today when the Rangers waived the former All-Star defenseman. This move had been expected for a while. Though it’s typical of Glen Sather to do it a … Continue reading

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Drury sidelined four weeks with broken finger

Camp’s only been open a few days. Unfortunately, the Rangers already have been dealt an injury to their captain. During yesterday’s scrimmage, Chris Drury went down to block a shot, breaking his left index finger. β€œIt’s a tough break for … Continue reading

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Devils open camp under cloud of uncertainty

After all the nonsense this summer surrounding the Ilya Kovalchuk contract contreversy, not to mention the other changes that have taken place this offseason – promoting Johnny MacLean to head coach, trading for one-time Devil Jason Arnott and signing defensemen … Continue reading

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