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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.

Martin Biron, an old-school guy, retires at 36

 

Always enjoyed talked hockey and almost anything else with Marty, who had a very solid NHL career. Best wishes to him and his family. Sure we will see him down the road, probably in a broadcast or radio booth....

Here's the Rangers release:

NEW YORK, October 20, 2013 –New York Rangers goaltender Martin Biron announced his retirement today, ending a 16-year National Hockey...

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Biron, Asham clear waivers; Miller, Talbot practice

 

Just a quick memo before I leave for D.C. ahead of  tomorrow's AM skate and the game against the Caps...

As expected yesterday, J.T. Miller and Cam Talbot were officially summoned from Hartford and practiced; vets Martin Biron and Arron Asham cleared waivers at noon.

Asham (if you read Newsday or newsday.com or my twitter account) had agreed to go to the WolfPack, work...

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Martin Biron, Aaron Asham placed on waivers; Rick Nash not skating

Martin Biron of the Rangers warms up to

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The news from practice indicates that the front office of the 1-4 Rangers isn't sitting on their hands:

Goaltender Martin Biron and winger Arron Asham have been placed on waivers. Biron has allowed nine goals already this season, and Asham was a healthy scratch against St.. Louis.  They could both clear, and then a decision has to be made whether they are assigned to the AHL.

There...

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Live from Calgary: Banff practice, Vigneault, game preview

Alain Vigneault speaks to the media after being

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Well, didn’t need more than a few hours to ascertain that Banff, Alberta and the surrounding area is absolutely gorgeous. Will surely be back for a vacation.

But today was work. First time following any sport I’ve had to drive through a national park to cover a practice.

Cruised west out of Calgary this morning, with a golden sunrise in the rear-view mirror and Ryan Adams (alone and...

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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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Martin Biron back in camp '100 percent focused'

Martin Biron (43) makes a save during a

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Rangers backup goaltender Martin Biron, who suddenly left for home in Buffalo to deal with a personal situation, returned Friday and said he was "ready to do whatever I have to do, ready to compete."

Although he did not go into detail, Biron, 34, said he was not planning on having to return. "It was something I had to take care of," Biron said. "I talked to the coach,...

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Martin Biron out for personal reasons; ex-Devil Johan Hedberg in camp

Martin Biron of the Rangers warms up to

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