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Milbury: Rick Nash could be a “perfect fit” for Rangers


The New York Rangers made something of a statement by shutting out the Boston Bruins last night, but it was almost all Henrik Lundqvist, who made 42 saves. To some, the hard-working team needs more talent to justify its place atop the Eastern Conference standings.

The team has been linked to Rick Nash quite a bit lately, so Keith Jones and Mike Milbury tackled the subject yesterday, with mixed reactions.

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Mike Milbury’s rant on elbowing


Eric Staal’s elbow on Tomas Plekanec might get some attention from the league, but Plekanec’s “reaction” certainly drew Mike Milbury’s ire. Delight in his rambunctious reaction to that hit and recent suspension-related trends (“Suspend me for liking it”) and relish Keith Jones’ attempt to play the devil’s advocate:

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Staal ended up having a great game as his two goals helped trigger a 5-3 comeback win for the Carolina Hurricanes. Should the elder Staal brother sit out a couple games with a suspension for the hit, just get a fine or nothing at all?

Perhaps more importantly: do you find yourself aligned with Milbury’s viewpoint or do you oppose it? Share your thoughts in the comments (but try to be nice, please).

(Editor’s note: I might steal Milbury’s “Cry me a concussion river” line either way.)

Jones, Milbury on the slumping Blackhawks

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Mike Milbury and Keith Jones pontificate about the struggling Chicago Blackhawks, who are dealing with some injuries and an eight-game suspension. Milbury wonders if GM Stan Bowman might get a little antsy and make some changes amid his team’s tough times:

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An eight-game skid can cast a shadow of misery over many locker rooms. CSNChicago.com’s Chris Boden reveals that that Blackhawks are finding a way to have some fun in practice despite their slumping ways. Allegedly non-endangered coach Joel Quenneville discussed the infusion of levity.

“We tried to have a pulse that’s positive,” Quenneville said. “Coming off two tough road trips here, the mood’s down, and low, and we tried to instill some positive things, some fun drills, and try to get a little life.”

One thing lost in their ugly streak is that they’ve played seven of eight games away from the United Center – and things won’t get better immediately with a three-game trip beginning tomorrow. Perhaps some of Chicago’s early success was a bit of a mirage related to some home-heavy stretches, but there’s nothing wrong with a recent championship team lightening the mood.

After all, a little positivity might go a long way once the playoffs start and season records only matter so much.