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Rangers A Singing Success In Nashville

from Stan Fischler of Game On,

“We Can Make Such Beautiful Music Together, Baby.”

It’s a good tune that symbolizes a wonderful way to win a hockey game. And you can bet the Rangers will be singing their own version of it as they move on to Philadelphia for their Saturday afternoon encounter with the Flyers. All together, the Blueshirts are now in almost-perfect harmony.

John Tortorella’s team was on key Thursday night in Music City, de-toothing the Predators, 4-2, in a match that once again featured the versatility, vivacity and — yes, yes, yes — the scoring ability of Sean Avery who was the game’s Most Valuable Player in The Maven’s view.

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Watching Avery’s Every Move

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

It’s one thing for a player to be shadowed on the ice by a checker, the way Jaromir Jagr was for a time by Jay Pandolfo, or Bobby Hull was by a pest named Bugsy Watson.

It’s quite another thing, however, for a player to be shadowed on the ice by game officials, the way that Sean Avery has been by referees and linesmen alike throughout the first three games of his return to the Rangers.

The NHL is on trial here every much as is Avery, the man Gary Bettman suspended for saying bad words on television, but whose television partners have no trouble exploiting to attract and keep viewers.

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Rangers/Bruins On NBC Ratings

from Puck the Media,

NBC must be super excited about having another Ranger game to air next week.  The network’s telecast of New York’s victory over Boston drew a 1.0/3 in the 12:30 timeslot, according to Sports Business Daily.  It’s about even with the comparable Pens-Capitals telecast from last year, and should equal or beat the final 0.8 rating Pittsburgh-Washington drew a year ago.

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Can Antropov Be The Answer?

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

If it’s impossible to know what the Rangers truly have surrendered for 18 regular-season games of Antropov, it’s nearly as difficult to know what Leafs GM Brian Burke sent Glen Sather’s way at Wednesday’s deadline, because Antropov has long been one of the NHL’s biggest mysteries, aside from his 6-foot-6 frame.

Tomorrow afternoon should provide a clue about what the Rangers have when Antropov goes against Boston’s 6-foot-9 Zdeno Chara at the Garden in one of those nationally televised games that have been habitual debacles for Broadway’s team.

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Avery’s Return

How do you think the return of Sean Avery to the Rangers will impact the team play?  The Rangers do play tonight on Long Island.

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Rangers Now Have ‘Personality’

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

“I think you need personality,” Tortorella said following yesterday’s practice. “I don’t think you need a bunch of people saying, ‘Yes sir, how many times should I go through that wall for you, sir?’

“I think personality is very important as you play an eight-month season.”...

Now there’s some strut. Now there’s some edge. Now the Rangers are better fortified to make some kind of a stand following the reacquisition of Sean Avery (seems like old news, doesn’t it?) and the acquisitions of big forward Nik Antropov and semi-tough defenseman Derek Morris in deadline trades in which the second-rounder that went to Toronto was the only item of future value that Sather sacrificed.

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Derek Morris to NY Rangers

According to Sportsnet television, Derek Morris is on his way to the New York Rangers.

More details to come.

Update 3:03pm ET: Trade apparently in exchange for Kalinin, Dawes, and Petr Prucha.

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Antropov To The Rangers

TSN reporting Nik Antropov traded to the Rangers.  Details coming…

added 2:50pm, TSN reporting a 2nd and a conditional pick.

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The Avery Treatment

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

“This was a hard-core 14-day treatment conducted in a lockdown environment in which Sean was grouped with patients who were experiencing serious addiction problems,” said the source, who spoke on the condition of remaining anonymous.

“Sean worked on a technique called, ‘mindfulness,’ which is a type of meditation exercise that gives an individual a type of checklist in his mind that allows him time to consider what he is going to say before he actually says it.

“It’s like installing a switch that slows things down.”

Since completing the two-week program after entering Stage 1 of the NHL/NHLPA behavioral health program, Avery has continued to receive counseling, with regularly scheduled sessions with a personal therapist in New York. These sessions will continue for an indefinite period, perhaps for the remainder of Avery’s career, if not life.

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Just What The Rangers Needed

from Stan Fischler of Game On,

My gut feeling is that a reformed-enough Avery is precisely what the roster requires and at no cost to the current lineup – at least not yet.

Smart enough to have learned his lesson; young enough to still ooze with energy, grateful plenty for a second chance, Gabbo, I predict, be a galvanizing force in the dressing room as well as on the ice.

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