The New York Rangers lost to the Edmonton Oilers last night in what was a very entertaining game to watch, despite the loss and shutout. But, when Henrik Lundqvist removed himself from the game midway through the third period, every single Ranger fan said “oh crap”. But, according to the MSG broadcast, the All-World goaltender was just cramping up.
The Oilers are a very fast team. Each one of their first round picks can skate, handle the puck, and score. They are going to be a very, very good team in the near future.
It was nice to see Corey Potter get big minutes for the Oilers. I liked him when he was a Ranger, and it’s good to see him getting playing time elsewhere. It is interesting that Tom Renney is the one that wound up giving him that shot. I wrote a post two years ago about how there may have been some pressure to play Wade Redden (I was speculating, no proof of that). The fact that Renney picked up Potter shows he liked what he saw while in New York.
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