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Video- Impromptu Swedish Meeting

Mikael Samuelsson, Henrik Lundqvist and referee Marcus Vinnerborg share a Swedish moment.

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Video- Marc Staal Speaking In A Higher Pitch Tonight

Watch the stick of Alexandre Burrows.

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This Is A Slew-Foot

Text book slew-foot by P.K. Subban on Brandon Dubinsky (scroll to the 3:10 mark).  No penalty on the play.

 

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Picking an All-Star Team, Especially this Year, Isn’t Easy but, Hell, I’ll Do it Again Anyway

It’s never a cinch to select the rosters for an All-Star game in any sport and, with a bizarre “fantasy draft” format for this year’s NHL midseason showcase and the game’s first six participants already selected via fan balloting, filling out this season’s All-Star pool of 42 has some added challenge to it, to say the least.

For starters, dividing things by conference is no longer a provision, as the remaining 36 All-Stars named today will go into said pool along with the elected top-six for a field of 42. With that in mind, and factoring in at least one representative for every member club, there will be notable omissions, no matter how this list is put together, or by whom.

Nevertheless, always one to face a challenge head-on, in keeping with my annual tradition (whether an All-Star game has been played or not), I’ve put together my own list of mid-season honorees, complete with a set of 12 rookies to be featured in the skills competition at All-Star Weekend, as the NHL Hockey Operations department will do later today.

(For clarity’s sake, I’ve already accounted for the fan selections.)

Deep breaths, everyone. Here goes nothing, with a few explanations afterwards…

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Rangers Get Wolski For Rozsival

from Rangers.com,

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired forward Wojtek Wolski from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Michal Rozsival.

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added 5:06pm,

(GLENDALE, ARIZONA)—Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired defenseman Michal Rozsival (MEE-khahl, roh-ZIH-vahl) from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Wojtek Wolski.

“I know Michal well from my time with the Rangers in New York,” said Maloney. “He is an intelligent, puck moving defenseman who can play heavy minutes against good players. He will make our strong defense even better.”

 

 

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Frolov Done For The Year

via Rangers.com,

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that Alex Frolov has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament, a second degree sprain of his medial collateral ligament and a medial meniscus tear in his right knee, and will undergo season-ending surgery.

Frolov was examined by Dr. Andrew Feldman and had an MRI performed earlier today. He sustained the injury during a 2-1 win at St. Louis on Saturday night.

Frolov has registered seven goals and nine assists for 16 points, along with eight penalty minutes in 43 games this season.

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Avery Expected More Of A Welcome In Dallas

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

It was some ado about very little, apparently. Anti-hero Sean Avery’s return to Dallas for the first time since he was run out of town early in the 2008-09 season following 23 games of employment elicited little response from the paying customers.

“They didn’t even a have a sign,” Avery said, shrugging, following the Rangers’ 3-2 shootout victory over the Stars last night. “The crowd was kind of boring, I’d have to say.”

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Think Big For The 2012 Winter Classic

from Christopher Botta of Fanhouse,

Big, as in The Big House at the University of Michigan. Big, as in more than 110,000 spectators on site, just like the “Big Chill” college hockey game earlier this month between Michigan and Michigan State.

Big, as in a pair of Original Six franchises. Big, as in the major-market Rangers against the ratings-bonanza Red Wings. Big, as in Sean Avery uncensored on HBO"s “24/7.”

Think of the economic impact on the surrounding Michigan neighborhoods, too.

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Rangers Could Use Goals From Gaborik

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

The Rangers are the fourth-highest scoring team in the conference as they head into today’s showdown with the Eastern leading Flyers, the Blueshirts’ production of 3.0 goals per game (discounting shootout winners) exceeded by only Philadelphia (3.39), Pittsburgh (3.09) and Tampa Bay (3.06).

That’s surprising enough on its face, but it’s almost a shock given the relatively quiet start of the face of the offense, Marian Gaborik, who does have nine goals in his 21 games, but has scored in just five of those matches, with hat tricks in two.

Some of that, as coach John Tortorella has taken to reminding the press on an almost daily basis, is on Gaborik, who doesn’t seem to be finding holes and open ice to the same degree he did last year. Last season, he scored in 28 of his first 57 games and 34 of 76 overall en route to 42 goals, fifth in the NHL.

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Rangers Lose Callahan To Broken Hand

via Andrew Gross of Rangers Rants Blog,

The Rangers got captain Chris Drury back for tonight’s game against the Penguins but promptly lost alternate captain Ryan Callahan to a broken hand.

Callahan broke his hand while on the penalty kill at 4:42 of the first period, blocking Kris Letang’s wrist shot. He was led to the team’s dressing room by trainer Jim Ramsey as soon as he left the ice.

Callahan had become the team leader in Drury’s absence and had 10 goals and 13 assists while playing 31 of the team’s first 32 games.

added 10:30pm, watch how the injury occurred below…

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