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Today is one of those days where I have way too many thoughts about the Rangers in my head, so you are getting them in bullet point form. It’s a musings, but more of a disjointed musings from a very tired Dave.
It’s going to be really interesting to see how fans react if and when the season resumes. I, like many others, refuse to attend a game with my own money –I’ll go if someone buys me a ticket– because of the way the league and the players have ignored the fans. Yes, both sides have ignored the fans. While I largely believe the owners –mainly Jeremy Jacobs– are the main reason for the lockout, both sides have lied to the fans. Fans come first? Yea, right.
One more lockout note: For the fans that do attend games, if there isn’t a “Fire Bettman” chant in every single arena on opening night, then I will be incredibly disappointed. There comes a time when someone needs to go, and now is that time.
Ok, I lied, one more lockout quip. If the NHL thinks they can lure fans back with a s...
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Per Andrey Osadchenko, who covers the KHL, Ryan McDonagh is on his way home, as he has been granted a leave of absence from Barys to deal with personal issues and an injury. Pat Leonard has additional information, noting that the injury is not believed to be serious.
McDonagh would be the third Rangers roster player to suffer a minor injury while playing overseas. Rick Nash suffered...
Uh oh...RT @aosadchenko Ryan McDonagh leaves Barys until int. break in December because of family reasons & to recover from an injury. #KHL
— Laurie Carr (@byndblueshirts) November 20, 2012
...UGH!!!!!! Can we please get a CBA agreeent done now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Speaking of injured Rangers playing overseas, Mattias Ek at Hockey Expressen reports that Carl...
Ryan McDonagh back from Barys Astana #KHL w no serious injuries- minor bumps/bruises. Astana gr8 spot & thankful 4 chance play @ high level.— Ben Hankinson (@benhankinson) November 21, 2012
Hankinson is McDonagh's agent.
...good to have you back Ryan. Maybe the reason he returned so soon is because he's heard something encouraging regarding CBA talks.
I guess Chris Kreider's hard work has finally paid off as he scored the game tying goal on the power play in the CT Whale' 2-1 win over Worcester last night (1:41 mark)...
It was just Kreider's second goal in 13 games.
...got to love Kreider going to the net and getting dirty to score.
...Bourque's game winning goal was an amazing individual effort...
Hit the ice today for the first time in a while, no better feeling.
— Dylan McIlrath (@dylan_mcilrath) November 19, 2012
...welcome back Mac Truck!
...McIlrath probably won't be ready to play until January. And while it's unfortunate he missed so much time, he'll still have a solid three months to play and learn under Beukeboom. Hopefully the Whale can qualify...
Rose over at The Henrik Lundqvist Blog has this great pic of "The King" on the cover of King Magazine...
...how so very appropriate.
Speaking of Lundqvist, Rose also has his thoughts on the lockout...
"I feel lost and weird mentally. I feel lost. For the first time since I was seven, I do not play hockey in November."
...i think we're...
If you’ve been frequenting this blog for a while, then you know that we aren’t exactly fans of the plus/minus statistic. It’s useful in some cases, especially when measuring some prospect’s defensive value when they are in a shutdown role (Sam Noreau and Peter Ceresnak come to mind here). But at the NHL level, when other metrics are readily available, the plus/minus stat...