Posts Tagged ‘Madison Square Garden’

Top Line: Matt Moulson’s magical debut; stunning offer to Vanek; more links

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Matt Moulson scored two goals in his debut with the Buffalo Sabres.

Ex-Islander Matt Moulson (26) scored twice in his debut with the Buffalo Sabres. (Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

By Allan Muir

An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

• Did you hear that new Sabre Matt Moulson had himself a pretty decent night?

• A source says the Sabres were willing to make Thomas Vanek the highest-paid player in hockey as part of a long-term extension offer. Fact or spin? Tough to say, but considering how poorly this team has spent its money since owner Terry Pegula took over, this one rings true.

• Here’s something you won’t see every day: Bucky Gleason complimenting Darcy Regier. Of course, it’s not all peaches and cream from the veteran columnist/GM basher.

• Dave Shoalts, like many before him, considers the depth of Buffalo’s problems and wonders whether Regier is the man to solve them.

• It was an an emotional return to Buffalo for former Sabres coach Lindy Ruff, who got the win and the standing ovation. Good to see that his return was handled appropriately after the team bungled a chance to honor former captain Jason Pominville a couple of weeks back.

• And here’s video proving that Sabres fans are some of the best in hockey.

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  • Published On Oct 29, 2013
  • Top Line: Luongo jokes as ex-agent sounds off; MSG moving?; more links

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    Roberto Luongo has a new agent.

    Supposed malcontent Roberto Luongo had some Twitter fun with his new backup goalie. (Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

    By Allan Muir

    An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

    • No need to worry, says new agent Pat Brisson. Roberto Luongo will go to camp. That new agent thing? That was just about getting “a new voice,” not looking for another way out. So no reason for Canucks fans to worry, right? Right?

    • No surprise that Luongo’s former agent, Gilles Lupien, spoke out after their 19-year relationship ended, but the target of his venom was not the goaltender

    • Here’s the thing with Bobby Lu: no matter how miserable his situation might seem, he always has fun on Twitter.

    • Wondering what Roberto and the rest of the goaltenders’ union think about the NHL’s desire to reduce the size of their protective gear even further? Change is inevitable, but trying to pull it off in late July is probably unrealistic.

    • Madison Square Garden is nearing the end of a three-year renovation at a cost of nearly $1 billion. So it probably didn’t come as great news that New York’s City Council essentially said that MSG has to find a new home in 10 years.

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  • Published On Jul 26, 2013
  • Video: New York Rangers alumni race Zambonis in midtown Manhattan

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    Is that Bon Jovi? No, it's New York Rangers alum and Zamboni race champion Ron Duguay. (MSG)

    Is that Bon Jovi? No, it’s Rangers alum and Zamboni racer Ron Duguay. (Angela Cranford/MSG Photo Services)

    By Gabriel Baumgaertner

    Decorated in racing jumpsuits, armed with a pit crew and seated behind the wheel of two massive ice cleaning machines, Rangers alums Stephane Matteau (also known as Matteau! Matteau! Matteau) and Ron Duguay competed in a Zamboni race on Monday afternoon to celebrate playoff hockey at Madison Square Garden. Rangers icon Adam Graves, who works as a special assistant for the team, stood at the finish line to greet the riders. Even model Alejandra Cata waved the green flag to kick the event off.

    Perhaps street Zamboni racing should be the Rangers’ new playoff tradition; they came back in a thriller to beat the Capitals and pull the series to within 2-1.

  • Published On May 07, 2013