Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 11/20/14
John Moore recently spoke to Blueshirts United about the taking advantage of the opportunity he has in New York... “It’s really refreshing going into the summer realizing that there’s a real opportunity here for me to grow my game. It’s going to make my approach to offseason training that much more intense. The onus falls on me to come in here and be in good shape, ready to go for camp.” Moore also discussed the positive impact Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh have had on his game... “For me to see those guys … and the way they prepare and their professionalism day in and day out away from the rink, that’s really priceless for someone like me to look up and see that.” Meanwhile, another player in the Gaborik deal, Derrick Brassard, touches on the fresh start the trade offered him... “I learned with the playoffs, it’s a grind. I learned about self-discipline and how hard I’m going to work this summer to be ready. I’m just really excited to be here. I think I can bring a lot” to the team. ...i'm still feeling down about how the season ended, but seeing quotes like this from two young guys who are expected to lead the Rangers franchise into the future has me pretty fired up. ...getting Moore as part of the package from Columbus, at least right now, was a steal. While he still has a lot to work on defensively, you can see the talent is there. With Del Zotto's future as a Ranger in doubt, Moore's continued development becomes that much more important. ...as far as Brassard goes, I'm absolutely in love with his passion. Before the trade deadline, the Rangers were void of any energy or heart, but the emotion he provided the line-up was infectious and the Rangers became a better team for it. Oh yeah, he's also got some skill to go along with that passion. Would love to see him get first crack at centering Nash next season. Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

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