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Is Jagr Happy Yet

from the NY Post,

If Jagr is not happy, the Rangers aren’t happy. So Plan A turned to Plans B, C, and D before reverting to Plan A. The Rangers open a three-game trip here tonight against Mike Keenan’s Flames with a Gomez-Jagr-Straka line having scored six goals in the last four games.

“We’re not thinking too much anymore,” said Gomez. “But a guy like Marty adds so much, opens things up for us.

“The guy who should get the credit is Marty, I can’t stress that enough.”

more

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Time To Sign Lundqvist

from the BlueShirts Blog,

Not only did 2007 turn to 2008 at midnight last night, but the NHL CBA mandated a change in how it views any contract extensions or new deals. During calendar ‘07, they would be averaged back into this season, potentially hiking a team’s payroll for cap purposes.

In other words, the Rangers now can sign Henrik Lundqvist to the long-term deal that was impossible last summer when they were planning their major dive into the free agent pool.

read on

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Rangers Should Wait On Trade

from the NY Daily News,

The recent mutual observation society involving scouts from the Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets raised anticipation that a deal might be imminent. But the Rangers’ best course of action is to hold off as long as possible in case a big bang is required at the Feb. 26 trade deadline.

more plus another look at Sean Avery…

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Watching The Pre-Game

from the Toronto Star,

The NHL will not break policy and place referees on the ice for the pre-game warmup leading into tonight’s game between the Maple Leafs and Rangers.

But the league will be watching in case there is a repeat of a potentially ugly incident that occurred the last time New York came to town. Before that game, Rangers super-pest Sean Avery almost came to blows with Toronto’s Darcy Tucker as the two exchanged insults at the centre line.

A referee, however, will be standing in one of the corridors watching the warmups and the league has asked TV crews to film the skate, a practice that has become common across the league since early in the season.

continued

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Morning Line

via Rangers Report,

“I never enjoy playing in Toronto really. Why? I don’t enjoy hockey-obsessed Canadians. The exchange rate is not very good right now. And it’s going to cost me a lot of money for tickets for people I don’t even like. How’s that for a list?”

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“Obscene Display Of Officiating”

Larry Brooks of the NY Post on the penalty call against Orr last night…

They overcame an obscene display of officiating from a four-man unit that had no control of the match at all, and simply invented a major penalty against Colton Orr midway through the second period when he caught Matt Cullen carrying the puck with his head down cutting from right to left in the offensive zone and sent him to the ice face-first in a collision that could not be avoided.

In case you missed the video on KK, you can see it here...

added 10:15am, via the News & Observer,

“It was scary,” Stillman said. “First I’m playing the puck, and then I see him laying there. I was just asking if he was OK. He was talking by the time I got there. Just, ‘Stay there, are you OK?’ and ‘No, I don’t feel good.’ “

Cullen, who was unavailable for comment after the game, suffered a broken nose and was being examined for a possible concussion.

“It’s hard to say,” Hurricanes coach Peter Laviolette said. “A mild one, maybe. I’m not sure.”

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  Tags: colton+orr, matt+cullen

Rangers & Blue Jackets Have Talked

via Puck-rakers,

Trade rumors update: We’ve been told that no trade between the Blue Jackets and Rangers is in the works. The two teams have talked, but nothing has been agreed upon and nothing will be announced when the roster freeze is lifted.

About the roster freeze: turns out the freeze is in effect until midnight Thursday night, not tonight (Wednesday).

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Cullen Leaves Game After Hit From Orr

via Sports Network,

Carolina Hurricanes center Matt Cullen left Wednesday’s contest against the New York Rangers in the second period after an open-ice hit by Colton Orr.

Cullen quickly carried the puck into New York’s zone and with his head down after losing possession of the disc, was recklessly ran into by Orr with his helmet smacking him in the face.

Cullen, who had a cut on his nose, stayed down on the ice for several minutes before being helped to his skates and was eventually escorted to the locker room.

Orr was penalized for interference on the play and was handed a game misconduct.

update 10:46pm, Swapped out the video for one that shows more angles of the hit.

added 6:20pm on 12/27/07, KK member just pointed out in the comments that there will be no suspension for Orr.

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  Tags: colton+orr, matt+cullen

Rangers Scouting Columbus

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

...it is believed the Blueshirts’ recent concentrated scouting of the Blue Jackets has been focused on putting together a deal to pry either veteran Adam Foote or top-four defenseman Rostislav Klesla out of Columbus.

The 36-year-old Foote, a physical presence the Rangers so obviously lack on the blue line, is on the final year of a three-year contract at $4.6M per that contains a no-trade clause he would have to waive in order to come to New York.

read on, more names mentioned…

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Deal Makes No Sense

from the Bleacher Report,

Trade rumors buzzing around the Big Apple—about a multiplayer deal that could make a short- and long-term impact for both teams involved:

Jaromir Jagr, Michal Roszival, and Petr Prucha to the Phoenix Coyotes for Shane Doan and Ed Jovanovski.

The deal makes sense for both clubs.

I am beginning to lose faith in some of the hockey bloggers. After Jagr leaves Phoenix as quickly as possible at the end of the season, what does Phoenix do then?

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