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Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.

Nash KO'd by elbow to head; 'embarrassed' NYR fall 9-2 to SJ

Rangers left wing Rick Nash skates on the

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SAN JOSE -- Rick Nash walked out of SAP Center late Tuesday with a headache that had worsened as the game went on, and was worried about a possible concussion. The rest of the Rangers walked out humbled and sullen after a pathetic effort in a 9-2 trouncing by the Sharks in the third game of the season.  

Nash was caught by a high elbow from defenseman Brad Stuart just 2:32 into the game...

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Benoit Pouliot hopes to jell with Derick Brassard, Mast Zuccarello

Rangers' Benoit Pouliot carries the puck during a

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If the Rangers trio of Benoit Pouliot, No. 67; center Derick Brassard, 16, and Mats Zuccarello, 36, clicks, one nominee for a nickname? The 666 line: A devilishly good combination.

The Rangers have seen what Brassard, a playmaker who led the team in points during the playoffs, and Zuccarello, the elusive Norwegian, can provide. Throw in Pouliot, 26, a 6-foot-3 left wing who doesn’t mind hanging...

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Associate coach Scott Arniel talks Brassard, former Jackets

Rangers left wing Rick Nash skates during team

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Some speed-typing excerpts ('scuse the typos) from Scott Arniel's discussion with the press today:

On scouting and overseeing the power play: "It's something I had done before with Lindy Ruff in Buffalo, same job description. Hadn't been in the NHL as a head coach yet and you got to see and done a lot of homework and got to see some of the best in the league and how they work...and what...

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Alain Vigneault on camp so far, players, plans

Alain Vigneault speaks to the media after being

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Some excerpts from head coach Alain Vigneault's media session:

“I would say yes,” Vigneault said when asked about a possible Biron-Hedberg competition. “In an Olympic year I need a backup goaltender that can play games for us, whether that number is 15 to maybe 20...in an Olympic year with the number of four games in six nights that we have to play and the number of three games in four nights,...

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