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New York Rangers
The world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, will officially re-open for business tomorrow after completing the final stage of a three-year renovation — which surely had nothing to do with the Barclays Center opening across the river in Brooklyn.
Madison Square Garden, home of the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers, has been told that it must move out within ten years, according to the New York Times. This is blasphemy. This is madness.
Welcome to The Daily Yam, bringing you Yesterday’s Awesome Moment, anything else you might have missed, and what to look forward to today. It’s your one-stop shop when you skipped last night’s action, or have forgotten what day it is. Last night, the Rangers had their backs against the wall and delivered an awesome, series-saving fastbreak (do they call it a fastbreak in hockey?) goal.
Shocker: Coach Renowned For Dickishness Asked Question He Clearly Won’t Want To Answer, Doesn’t Answer It
Rangers coach John Tortorella has long used his press conferences as an excuse to put the “prick” in prickly. So when you ask him about something he’ll clearly have no interest in answering, well, you can guess more or less how it ends.
Did you know there was a day, not so long ago, where NHL players just didn’t wear helmets at all? Looking back on that now, it seems super dumb. One day when all NHLers are required to don face masks, we might be singing a similar song. Or at the very least, Marc Staal will.
This afternoon, Patrick Kaleta of the Sabres will get on the phone with the NHL, and have a talk about a play from the third period of last night’s shootout loss to the Rangers. At some point during that call, the NHL will suspend him for that play. While the suspension won’t be any more than five games, make no mistake: there will be a suspension. This is that play. So… what should the suspension be? The floor is yours. [Puck Daddy]
Watch Rangers Rink-Side Correspondent John Giannone Get Hit With A Puck, Report With Blood Streaming Down His Face
Hockey is a gritty sport, but that grit isn’t just required of players — press, too. Rangers rink-side reporter John Giannone learned that the hard way Thursday night during the waning moments of the second period of the Rangers’ 4-1 victory over the Islanders. Take a look.
Marion Gaborik Completed His Hat Trick With A Game-Winning, Mid-Air Puck Swat In Overtime For The Win
Tied 3-3 at the end of regulation, the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins were only on the ice for 27 seconds before Marion Gaborik scored his third goal of the game to give New York the 4-3 overtime win. You know, because any time you can create an offensive zone turnover, break away with speed, shoot the puck on net and bat the rebound out of the air and into the goal for a hat trick, you do it.
You know how the championship-celebration routine goes – it’s pretty common across sports. Part of that celebration: the rising of a championship banner the following season. It’s always a pride-filled event, full of fond memories – well, as long as the banner commemorates an accomplishment worth remembering.
In what had become quite the lengthy saga, Rick Nash was finally dealt by the Columbus Blue Jackets to the New York Rangers. The move is a major one: Nash is a top-10 talent, and now he’s going to a major media market with one of the NHL’s best teams. Details, after the jump.