Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Roaming the Rangerland

A couple of weeks ago coach disagreeable was accusing forward Wojtek Wolski of being a malingerer. Regarding Wolski, Torts made the comment, "I can't even get him out of the tub," after a practice in Vancouver on Oct. 19th. Wolski had, in fact, gotten out of the tub for that practice. Now it turns out that Wolski had a sports hernia and the Rangers reported yesterday that he will have surgery. Thank you very much for your support coach.

The Mouth at the Ranger Crisis has been pretty quiet, so I missed his beauty of an anti-Torts rant that had some audio/video, Need Not Apply: Offensively Skilled Forwards

Tortorella is so obsessed with being teacher and disciplinarian of what he calls Jam and Juice that he has forgotten that not every player is blessed with the cerebral mentality of a coach...

Not only does he discipline his players by giving them minutes they can count on one hand but he will at times publicly and on purpose ostracize them.

Recently he has insinuated that injured forward Wojtek Wolski is milking his injury status by saying "I can't even get him out of the tub." ...
NY Rangers:
Wolski to have surgery, out four weeks -- Forward will undergo operation to correct sports hernia
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Wojtek Wolski will undergo surgery tomorrow to repair a sports hernia, and is expected to be sidelined four weeks.

The procedure will be performed by Dr. William Meyers at Core Performance Physicians in Philadelphia...
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Did you go to the opening night game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday, October 27th?

If you did or you know someone who was there you can probably find their face in the crowd using the Gigapixel Rangers FanCam. Many fans, who were there, have already identified themselves. The FanCam, which they say is the largest interactive photo in Rangers history, lets you zoom in to see virtually everyone in the building, very excellent.


This FanCam thing has some interesting features, like allowing video to be embedded in an image.

It also looks like the Rangers erased a banner from the picture which said: "16 AVERY Send Torts to the Whale," according to the 5-Hole blog.
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Giving your own brother a concussion and jeopardizing his career has to be a difficult situation for Eric Staal.

NHL.com:
Eric Staal speaks about hit on brother Marc --
Carolina captain Eric Staal talks to his brother Marc a couple of times each week, hoping one day soon the New York Rangers defenseman will tell him the headaches are gone and his hockey career can resume.

The concern is more than just brotherly compassion. It was Eric's hit on Marc during a game at RBC Center in Raleigh on Feb. 22 that is the reason why the Rangers' No. 1 defenseman remains out indefinitely. Marc still is suffering from concussion symptoms believed to be a result of Eric's hit that day...
Replay of Staal-on-Staal hit:


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Stan Fischler / MSG:
Bluelines: Rangers & Devils Injury Concerns, Tavares' Favorite Food & a Sabres' Goalie Controversy
The concern about the loss of Marc Staal from the Rangers defense for an undetermined amount of time is perfectly natural. But there have been no migraines on Seventh Avenue because of the manner in which Michael Del Zotto, Ryan McDonagh and Michael Sauer have improved their game. As for Dan Girardi -- arguably the most underrated of NHL backliners -- he's a legit Norris-Trophy candidate at this time. Trouble is, the only ones who notice Dangerous Dan are his opponents and 29 other NHL coaches...
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Eddie and Jim are pumped after a great weekend for New York sports teams, especially since there was no basketball.
Blueshirt Underground Radio: New York Rangers Talk
On Blueshirt Underground Radio, you won't hear any MSG fluff from a panel of bald boring old men who drone on about the same thing night after night after night. We dish out tough love on this show. You want to hear everything is sunshine and rainbows in Ranger Land? Turn on MSG, because we shoot straight and everyone knows you cant b.s a Ranger fan

For two hours we take your calls, and there is a live chat that goes on throughout the show, where anything and everything goes...
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Now this is how you get fired up to play a game. New Zealand's national rugby team All Blacks traditional Haka, war chant:


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Twitter Updates:

Andrew Gross / Twitter:
Anton Stralman could be sent to Connecticut (AHL) for conditioning but he would have to agree to the assignment. Not there yet
NY Rangers / Twitter:
Torts says Anton Stralman will not travel to Ottawa, will finish medical tests in New York
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