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The Edmonton Oilers have decided to use the New York Rangers practice site in Tarrytown,NY.They want to get used to the poor ice conditions of a warmer arena.Not a bad move move I guess.Let's hope they don't catch rangeritis!Any thoughts on this topic Devils fans?

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If I was the Rangers, I'd take that as an insult! :lol:

They probably setup the whole thing. Messier probably had something to do with it too I bet. :doh1:

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Here is what I am wondering about teams in "colder places" that have better ice surfaces then teams in warmer places:

Let's examine Edmonton vs Buffalo scenario.....look at the 10 day outlook for weather in both locations:

Edmonton

Buffalo

The temps are virtually the same....in fact some days it is warmer in Edmonton! :lol:

So what does this tell us? Not really sure...maybe the Oilers are doing this to get ready for a matchup with the Canes just as much as if it were Buffalo...so is it something that they are doing in Edmonton that makes the ice surface that much better? the temp has to be hot in the arena in Edmonton too, those fans goes beserk!! So what else could it be? :noclue:

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to get them out of the madhouse that is Edmonton at this point?

let them stay focused on hockey and not all the insanity going on up there?

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Why did they pick tarry town, and more importantly, why does tarry town have an ice rink 0o

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Why did they pick tarry town, and more importantly, why does tarry town have an ice rink 0o

Because that is where the Rangers built it? It's like asking why does West Orange have an ice rink, although its location probably didn't have input from the Devils. Don't a lot of the Rangers reside up there? :noclue:

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Not since 2002 Rowdy, I believe the MSG Training Center is in Greenburgh, NY..right around Tarrytown if I am not mistaken

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Here is what I am wondering about teams in "colder places" that have better ice surfaces then teams in warmer places:

Let's examine Edmonton vs Buffalo scenario.....look at the 10 day outlook for weather in both locations:

Edmonton

Buffalo

The temps are virtually the same....in fact some days it is warmer in Edmonton! :lol:

So what does this tell us? Not really sure...maybe the Oilers are doing this to get ready for a matchup with the Canes just as much as if it were Buffalo...so is it something that they are doing in Edmonton that makes the ice surface that much better? the temp has to be hot in the arena in Edmonton too, those fans goes beserk!! So what else could it be? :noclue:

Buffalo (and Raleigh) has a higher humidity.

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The facility at Greenburgh is really an MSG training center. There is a full gym for the Knicks and Liberty the other section is the hockey area for the Rangers. I'll bet the reason they picked that facillity is that is not open to the general public. It is for use ONLY by MSG's teams. When they were building it I was thinking hey that looks like a hockey rink going up, maybe I could skate there at lunch time. (I'm 5 minutes away and I pass it everyday going to work.) Then I found out it was closed to the public. Never been in it, looks nice from the outside though. B )

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The facility at Greenburgh is really an MSG training center. There is a full gym for the Knicks and Liberty the other section is the hockey area for the Rangers. I'll bet the reason they picked that facillity is that is not open to the general public. It is for use ONLY by MSG's teams. When they were building it I was thinking hey that looks like a hockey rink going up, maybe I could skate there at lunch time. (I'm 5 minutes away and I pass it everyday going to work.) Then I found out it was closed to the public. Never been in it, looks nice from the outside though. B )

Rock, I've been inside it last summer and it's a top notch facility. Great weight room.

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The team had to get away from all their drunken bandwagoner fans...If only they would stay in Ny so I wouldn't have to hear about them all the time.. :argh:

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AP via MSG network:

http://www.msgnetwork.com/content_news.jsp...lers&league=nhl

Oilers settling nicely into Rangers' facility in preparation for Cup

Jun 02, 2006

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - The Edmonton Oilers are making themselves quite comfortable in their home away from home as they prepare for the opening game of the Stanley Cup final Monday night at Carolina.

The NHL's Western Conference champions are living large at the New York Rangers' training center in this sleepy suburb 25 miles north of Manhattan, where they will stay through Sunday.

The facility, which is less than four years old, features an 1,800-sqare-foot, state-of-the-art weight room next to the locker room. There is also a well-appointed lounge with a pool table, pingpong table, refreshment center and high-definition television.

"You could get spoiled here, that's for sure," forward Ryan Smyth said Friday. "It's got everything you need. We're very fortunate. It's what we needed right now, at this time."

More important for the Oilers' purposes, it is far away from the scrutiny and hype in their home city, which is starved for a Stanley Cup after a 16-year drought. It is also roughly midway between Buffalo and Carolina, who were still playing in the Eastern Conference finals when Edmonton eliminated Anaheim in five games on May 27.

The Hurricanes beat Buffalo 4-2 in Game 7 on Thursday night.

"We started thinking about it when we went to Anaheim for Game 5," Oilers coach Craig MacTavish said. "We wanted to get out East and started to throw some ideas around of where we were going to go. This was our first choice because we knew the facility is away from a lot of the distractions."

Facing an eight-day layoff, the Oilers considered going to Niagara Falls to train, but decided on the New York metropolitan area. It didn't hurt that McTavish and Oilers GM Kevin Lowe are both former Rangers.

"It's not so much being in Edmonton, but being in the finals it's a case where the ticket requests and managing the calls from family and booking flights for your family and all that stuff, it can be really disruptive," MacTavish said. "We knew we wanted to go somewhere. This worked out fine for us.

"We've said we'd be happy to reciprocate if New York's out there in the finals against Vancouver or something and they want a facility to use. We'd be happy to do that."

After a crisp one-hour, 15-minute practice Friday, players were upbeat as they shifted their focus to Carolina, which has won 12 of its last 16 games since opening the playoffs with back-to-back losses to Montreal.

"Today was our best practice since we've been back," defenseman Jason Smith said. "We had a lot of energy, and there was that nervous intensity you want to have. You want to have that edge when the series starts."

The Oilers won five Stanley Cups between 1984 and 1990 but had not advanced past the first round of the playoffs since 1998. That explains in part the reaction of Edmonton fans, whose celebration on downtown streets after the team defeated Anaheim got out of hand.

The situation prompting the team to have Smyth and other players tape public-service announcements urging calm.

"All the greatest guys played there. The history is there, so everybody follows hockey," forward Radek Dvorak said. "The craziness is there during the game and even in the streets before and after the games. We're part of that and it's unbelievable."

Edmonton has already confounded the experts by advancing farther than any No. 8 seed since the NHL went to the current seeding format in 1994.

"I wouldn't feel that we're overachieving," Smyth said. "I just think we've got some well-rounded depth on our hockey team and it's just a matter of getting an opportunity once you get in the playoffs, and we're making the most of it right now."

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