Found December 10, 2012 on
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Today, we’re going to take a break from CBA talk and look down the road to training camp and beyond. Call me hopeful, but this suit thinks the NHL will play a partial season. With this in mind, perhaps no other aspect of a training camp, preseason, or regular season roster is more critiqued & analyzed by fans than line combinations.
Creating line combos is everyone’s chance to play armchair coach. It doesn’t matter what team you follow or which coach stands behind your bench. Every fan wants to dream up lines and see them produce. For the Rangers, this will be the first time John Tortorella will have a top 6 that won’t be a revolving door.
In his first few seasons as coach, Torts lacked a top flight center. As a result, Torts was left to choose from average Joes for the first line such as Erik Christensen, Ollie Jokinen and Brandon Dubinsky, to name a few. Once Brad Richards came aboard and Derek Stepan emerged, the Rangers center position stabilized. Of course, then they lacked...
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The New York Rangers currently hold the crown as Hockey’s most stylish team,and center Brad Richards is keeping the trend going as he expresses his passion for fashion, stepping off the Ice and into the world of retail, being recently introduced as the global ambassador/model of apparel brand UNTUCKit. I never heard of this line till a week ago, but after doing some research...
Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that Marian Gaborik (offseason shoulder surgery), Rick Nash (aggravated groin) and Carl Hagelin (shoulder) all would be available for an early-January training camp and start to the season.
Leonard adds that Gaborik did some rehab work in Slovakia but has spent a significant amount of time recently in New York.
Finally, Leonard says that...
Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that Rick Nash's groin injury is considered minor after medical exam.
...a lot of minor injuries forcing players home from Europe. If I was a conspiracy theorist, I'd say the players might know something regarding CBA negotiations.
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According to Larry Brooks at the New York Post, Rick Nash's agent Joe Resnick says the newest Ranger's return to New York to get his groin checked was purely precautionary and there’s nothing for anyone to be alarmed about.
He also adds this regarding Nash's thoughts on the lockout...
“I know everyone is frustrated with what’s happened so far, and Rick certainly...
When the Tampa Bay Lightning made a deal with the Dallas Stars that sent Brad Richards to Texas and brought Mike Smith back to Florida, fan reaction was mixed. That was last time; this is now. The reaction to the Tampa Bay Lightningâs acquisition of Anders Lindback has been anything but mixed.
Lindback, formerly of the Nashville Predators, has been billed as a potential...