According to Carp

Each week, long-time hockey beat writer Rick Carpiniello provides Rangers fans with the unique insight and access that the Blueshirt Faithful crave.
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AV Shuffles for Answers

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault chuckled when it was mentioned to him that he made a lot of lineup changes for Thursday’s practice before heading to Columbus for a game Friday. “Which day have I not so far?” he said… Yup, the Rangers, at 1-3 and still searching for a complete-game effort, will have a lot […]

Lindy Ruff Reunites with Blueshirts

Lindy Ruff’s brief tenure as a Rangers defenseman was hardly memorable, his legs by then almost gone. But the way Ruff thought of the game made enough of an impression on then-Rangers coach Roger Neilson to start Ruff on a long coaching career. When Neilson was fired by the Rangers in 1992-93, he landed on […]

Rangers Flush With Cap Room After Huge Deal

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault said he expected changes, and now here they come. Eight days after the team announced it would buy out blue-blood defenseman Dan Girardi, another alternate captain and core-group stalwart is gone. Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton, heading into the NHL Entry Draft in Chicago, dealt Derek Stepan, along with valuable backup goalie […]

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. […]