Archive for January 23rd, 2008

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Rangers Win After Line Changes

Rangers Rumors & News

The New York Rangers couldn’t have responded better to line changes which spurred them to a 4-0 stomping of the Atlanta Thrashers Tuesday night.

Before the game Head Coach Tom Renney did some major line-shuffling. He moved Sean Avery to the top line with Jaromir Jagr and Scott Gomez, while Brendan Shanahan is now skating on the right-wing with Nigel Dawes on the left side and is centered by Brandon Dubinsky. The third line is now comprised of Chris Drury centering for wingers Martin Straka and Petr Prucha. Only the Betts-Orr-Hollweg line was unchanged.

The tweaking seems to have paid off – at least for one night. The Rangers as a team skated with energy throughout the entire game and Jagr’s line combined for six points, two goals and four assists.

The last time the Rangers moved around the lineup like this they initially responded well before they fell back into mediocrity and this time they realize they have to keep the pedal to the floor.

“I am glad we won, …

Brown’s spying charge latest Knicks’ mess

Knicks Rumors & News

We haven’t checked in with an episode of ‘As The Knicks Turn’ in a while, so let’s do that. There’s a lot to catch up on, so this will seem like the Readers’ Digest version.

Let’s start with the newest news, which would involve former coach Larry Brown. Seems Brown thinks Madison Square Garden Chairman James Dolan had people spying on Brown while he was Knicks’ coach.

“Imagine when you get to work, they don’t talk to you,” he said. “They had security people standing close to me in press conferences, and spies throughout the arena.”

Maybe Brown, a vagabond who butted heads with GM Isiah Thomas, imagined all of this. Then again, maybe it’s not so ridiculous.

After all, fans have been arrested for selling ‘Fire Isiah’ T-shirts outside the Garden this year. Others have been ejected from the Garden for holding up ‘Fire Isiah’ signs.

Now comes word that there was an altercation Monday between beat reporters trying to interview a fan who was …

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