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Mara Out Two Weeks

from Blue Notes at Newsday,

Paul Mara is undergoing surgery for broken facial bones today and is expected to be sidelined for two weeks.

Mara was hammered in a helmet-to-helmet hit by the Sabres’ Pat Kaleta on Saturday in the first period and didn’t return.


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Rangers Interested In Boyle

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Sources have told The Post that the Rangers’ interest in Boyle goes far deeper than merely acquiring the defenseman as a rental. Indeed, it is believed that GM Glen Sather would ask for permission to negotiate a long-term contract with Boyle, among the most feared power play quarterbacks in the NHL, prior to pulling the trigger on a trade.

The Boyle situation is complicated by incoming ownership’s strong preference that Brad Richards, whose contract runs for three more seasons at $7.8M, be moved as a pre-condition to keeping the defenseman

more on the Rangers…

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Jagr Staying With Rangers

via Blue Notes at Newsday,

Although the Rangers have denied repeated requests from New York writers for a sitdown with general manager Glen Sather, he spoke with Edmonton reporters and said Jaromir Jagr would not be traded, and that he would like to resign both Jagr and Sean Avery.

Anyone who thought Jagr was going to get traded, raise your hand!

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Dealing With Friends

from the NY Daily News,

As usual, expect Sather to deal with GMs with whom he has some personal connection - such as longtime pals Brian Burke of Anaheim, Kevin Lowe of Edmonton or Doug Risebrough of Minnesota or former Edmonton assistant GM Scott Howson (Columbus), former Rangers broadcaster John Davidson (St. Louis) and Phoenix GM Don Maloney, who was Sather’s longtime second-in-command with the Rangers.

read on for who the Rangers may be targeting…

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Lookout Rangers

from Stan Fischler at Game On,

If the Rangers sedan has a rear view mirror, it should be immediately adjusted.

That ominous brigade in the background is neither a mirage nor a mistake. It IS the New York Islanders, of all people; of all playoff-seeking contenders.

Chauffeur Tom Renney must wonder whether he should be watching the road ahead of him—it leads to Buffalo on Saturday night—or the rampaging SUV with Nassau County plates on his tail.


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Rangers Shopping

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Blueshirts are believed interested in bringing back St. Louis winger Martin Rucinsky for a fourth tour of duty on Broadway. Rangers would deal Marek Malik - whom St. Louis president John Davidson likes - but would need to get a defenseman back either while or before moving him.

Sharks and Thrashers have talked about a blockbuster in which Patrick Marleau and Matt Carle would go to Atlanta in exchange for a package featuring Marian Hossa and Bobby Holik .

read on for more, including Avery going the AO route, Boyle talks and some other rumors…

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What Happened?

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

When the season is over, when the final tallies are counted and the standings are established, no one will differentiate between good points and bad points.

Know this, however - the term, “loser’s point” was made for last night’s Rangers hockey team that conspired to blow a 5-0 second-period lead on their way to an astonishing 6-5 shootout defeat to the Canadiens.


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Down By Five, Canadiens Win

from Dave Stubbs at Habs Inside/Out,

Incredible. Impossible. Unbelievable.

The Canadiens scored five straight goals tonight to rally from a 5-0 deficit, then got a goal from Saku Koivu in the shootout and Cristobal Huet stopped all three himself, giving Montreal a 6-5 victory over the New York Rangers.

continued and at times, the sight is loading a little slow, probably being flooded by Habs fans…

The first time in the Canadiens history that they have had a comeback win after being down by five goals.

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Avery Has A Shadow

from David Kolb at Game On,

It always seems like there is something going on with Avery in the extracurricular realm; however, in-game he’s been the Rangers most important and effective player both down the stretch last year and now during the current playoff push

This is why in this space I will chronicle Avery’s game-to-game activity, be it zany or just productive, from this day until the Rangers either win the Cup, or get eliminated from the playoffs.

Every time he hits the ice, his legs are moving. There’s no standing around or loafing, if you will. His defensive coverage is one of the most overlooked aspects of his game, while on offense he has been nothing less than a sparkplug for the Rangers.


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Jagr in Practice

From Blueshirts Blog,

It’s 1:15 p.m. and I believe Jaromir Jagr just finished answering the last question from Montreal reporters who were delighted with the opportunity to enter the Rangers’ captain’s mind — after many marvelled at how he spent an extra 30 minutes on the ice after the morning skate working on his shooting with assistant coach Perry Pearn.

When told that that is not unusual for Jagr — that he, in fact, often returns to the Rangers’ practice facility in the afternoon for a second session on non-game days — some were stunned. Amazing how this guy can have been in the league for so long and yet be such a mystery to so many. Could it be that it’s easier to ridicule him if you don’t know anything about him?


Update 5:07pm ET— Quotes from Jagr to the CP via TSN,

‘I still believe in myself,’’ Jagr said. ‘‘When you’re not scoring, you want to do a little extra and maybe later it will help me.

‘‘Maybe there’s bad before something good. I don’t know. I don’t question it. I just work harder than I did before on my shooting and just believe that it’s going to come sooner or later.’‘

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