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Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

Rangers Stink Up Canada

Rangers Rumors & News

Getting off to a good start was a priority for the Rangers in their match up in Ottawa. How’s this for a rousing beginning to a game? They were killing penalties for the first six out of eight minutes. They didn’t get a shot off until roughly 13 minutes into the first period. Chris Drury and Michal Rozsival let Dany Heatley skate right between to set up a Jason Spezza goal to fall behind 1-0. They were flatfooted, lifeless, had no aggression, no energy, no nothing. They just flat out stunk. And they deservedly lost, 4-1.

Coming off the disaster against Vancouver, you’d think the Rangers would show a little more effort and heart. But you’d be wrong. With the exception of their goaltending and penalty killing, they’re not particularly good at anything, so if they don’t out-work the other team, they’re going to lose. And they didn’t even come close to out-working the Senators. Were they mesmerized by Ottawa’s new alternate jersey? That’s the only excuse I can think of. …

Knicks Rumors & News

What just happened here? The Knicks made two trades in about 3 hours that just set the franchise up for possibly the biggest move/s in their history. Yesterday the Knicks shipped their top 2 leading scorers out of town so they can clear enough money to make a run at the NBA’s biggest name, Lebron James.

In one deal, the Knicks sent Jamal Crawford to the Golden State Warriors for Al Harrington. The other trade, Zach Randolph and Mardy Collins were sent packing to the Los Angeles Clippers for Cuttino Mobley and Tim Thomas.

Knicks President Donnie Walsh is a big fan of Harrington, a man he drafted while with the Indiana Pacers.

“I drafted Al back in 1998, and I think his talents are a great fit for our style of play,” Donnie Walsh said. “This trade also gives us more long-term flexibility, while enabling us to remain competitive this season.”

What a bold move by Walsh, who put the foundation …

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