Rick Carpiniello

RANGERS CONTRIBUTOR

Rick Carpiniello, an award-winning sports reporter and columnist, covered the Rangers for The Journal News since 1978-79.

During his first training camp with the team, Fred Shero was the coach, Dave Maloney the captain, John Davidson the goalie and rookie Don Maloney was the first professional athlete he ever interviewed. Since then, he has been to nearly 20 Stanley Cup finals, three of those with the Rangers, including of course, the team’s championship in 1994.

He has written regularly for The Hockey News, USA Today, many hockey publications, and been a contributor to Sports Illustrated. Carpiniello, in the 1990s, was also a regular on Rangers’ post-game shows on MSG Network, and still does frequent guest appearances on Rangers broadcasts on ESPN radio.

In addition to hockey, Carpiniello spent several years as a general sports columnist, and has covered multiple World Series, including the 1986 Mets, five Super Bowls, including the Giants’ win over the undefeated New England Patriots, and dozens of professional golf events, including 10 U.S. Opens.

9 Observations As Playoffs Approach

1. It sure isn’t an easy closing three. The Rangers, who have had trouble manufacturing emotion and desperation recently, due to having their playoff seeding virtually locked up for weeks, will play three desperate opponents. Wednesday they’re in DC, where the Capitals are looking to lock down the Presidents’ Trophy and home-ice throughout the playoffs. […]