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Rangers In Trouble On The Road

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

The schedule commands the Rangers New York Rangers to go to Philadelphia for their next game tomorrow night, but it sure seems as if the Blueshirts are going nowhere on the road to the oblivion….

But in addition to all their other issues, the Rangers have become a dreadful road team. They’re 0-4-2 in their last six away from the Garden, 1-5-4 in their last 10, 7-11-6 overall.

Know this: 17 of the ninth-place team’s final 30 will be played on the road, including tomorrow night’s match, Friday night’s game in New Jersey and Sunday afternoon’s contest in Montreal.

Road to oblivion, indeed.

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High Price For Malik

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Sather, we’re told, is demanding the equivalent of a top-four defenseman in return for Malik, who carries a cap charge of approximately $950,000 the remainder of the way for this, the final season of his contract.

While there is widespread interest around the league in Malik, no GM has been willing to meet Sather’s requirement for making a deal.

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Malik Trying To Put Incident Behind Him

from Rangers Report,

We know Marek Malik skated today. We know he had a talk with Tom Renney and his teammates before practice and we know, by all outside indications at least, that the team is trying to put the events of last week behind it.

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Leetch To The Rafters

from Game On,

In typical New York Rangers fashion, Brian Leetch’s jersey retirement ceremony was a fantastic event at The Garden on Thursday.

Check out the highlights right here, including Mark Messier and Brian Leetch’s speeches and No .2 taking its rightful place in the rafters.

continue on to the videos…

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Malik Status With Rangers In Question

via Blue Notes at Newsday,

Defenseman Marek Malik’s equipment was not in his practice locker and could be on the move.

“Right now it’s just an internal matter,” said Tom Renney. Asked if Malik would be at tonight’s game, Renney responded:.“That’s to be determined.” Asked if he was suspended, Renney declined to answer. Asked if he was still on the team, the answer was: “He’s a Ranger.”

For how long, who knows?

Renney wouldn’t confirm that the 6-foot-6 Malik, 32, an unrestricted free agent who has played just and the target of Garden boo-birds all season, was being traded. Malik was scratched for four of the last nine games.

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NHL Opening Games In Europe

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

The plans to open the 2008-09 NHL regular season on two European fronts are now finalized.

The league is apparently ready to formally announce this weekend at the NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta that, as expected, the Ottawa Senators will play the Pittsburgh Penguins in Stockholm and the New York Rangers will play the Tampa Bay Lightning in Prague.

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Leetch Gets Credit Tonight

from the New York Times,

Leetch will get the credit he deserved Thursday night when the Rangers raise his No. 2 sweater to the rafters at Madison Square Garden.

“It’s important for people to recognize how great he was,” said Leetch’s longtime teammate, goaltender Mike Richter. “But it’s also important for him to recognize how much he meant to his teammates, to this city, to his sport. He’s one of the best that’s ever played his position, for sure.”

Leetch, perhaps the best American-born player, came to the Rangers fresh from the United States Olympic team in February 1988. He was 19.

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The Rangers have set up a tribute page on Leetch, check it out for videos, stories, stats, etc…..

added 12:53pm, from Stan Fischler at Game On,

After scanning the morning papers today, the first thought that came to The Maven’s mind was that everything that could be said about Brian Leetch HAD been said.

The second thought—without coffee, mind you—was that NOT everything has been said.

So, here are a few of my personal reactions to Brian’s fabulous—and I rarely use that term—night at The Garden.

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Jagr Hopes To Stay In New York

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

“It’s not really on my mind whether I’m going to be a free agent or not,” Jagr told The Post yesterday. “The only thing that bothers me is that even if I do become a free agent, I would like to continue playing next year in the NHL and in New York, no other place, but we have to do good this year because why keep someone around if they don’t do it?...”

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Kovalchuk Gets A Major & Game Misconduct

Michal Rozsival hit by Ilya Kovalchuk who received a major for boarding and game misconduct.

Rozsival went off the ice on his own with a cut near above the eyebrow I believe.

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Season Long Funk For Jagr

from Bellowing Moose at MSNBC,

Not since Suzanne Somers’ one-woman show has Broadway seen an act as disappointing as the one Jaromir Jagr is putting on with the Rangers this season. And although Jagr’s run has been longer than hers, his too might also be coming to an abrupt end….

Jagr has been in a funk all season, enduring long scoring droughts and doing little to lead a Rangers team that began the year as a preseason favorite and now looks hard-pressed to make the postseason.

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