Archive for March 13th, 2009


Friday, March 13th, 2009
Rangers Rumors & News

“We kind of wet our pants a little there and had that look,” said John Tortorella poetically after the game on Sunday against the Bruins. And Henrik Lundqvist has been suffering from the stomach flu, and threw up between periods last Sunday. So the Rangers are peeing in their pants and throwing up, but isn’t that what playoff-style hockey is all about? The standings change every day, and the Blueshirts are still hanging in there for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference. Or is it the seventh spot? Or sixth? How about fifth? Anything but ninth.

Apparently Tortorella ripped the team a new one between the first and second periods of last night’s game in Nashville. And it paid immediate dividends, as they scored twice and then went on to win, 4-2. It’s now Tortorella’s way or the highway. Just ask Nikolai Zherdev. He was benched for the last two periods in Nashville. Or Markus Naslund, who’s playing time has diminished. Or consult Ryan Callahan and Sean Avery, who …

Hot Stove Player of the Week: Larry Hughes

Knicks Rumors & News

Heading into the homestretch of basketball and hockey season, the Knicks, Nets and Rangers are fighting for their playoff lives, the Islanders are just fighting to stay in existance and the Devils are fighting to stay awake as they coast into the playoffs. Down in Florida, the Mets search for a fifth starter is turning into an “ugly competition” (what’s Jim McAndrew doing these days?), and the Yankees are standing pat with journeyman Cody Ransom at third (is Mike Pagliarulo still in shape?). It’s still pretty damn cold outside, so the prize for this week’s Hot Stove Player of the Week is the greatest invention of the 21st century: The Snuggie, so he can keep warm and still have the maneuverability to use the remote control to keep track of the all the games with playoff implications this coming week.

Winner

Larry Hughes: He didn’t have the greatest week in Hot Stove Player of the Week history, but he had two monster games, helping the Knicks kick off their road trip with two wins and …

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