Originally posted on Rangers Report  |  Last updated 11/7/11
Pretty good homestand afterall, eh? 4-1-1 sounds better than 4-2, which is really what it was, right? I mean, if the breakaway contest win is a win, the breakaway contest loss should be a loss. But, you know, this is the NHL. No matter how you slice it, that’s nine points out of 12 on the ‘stand, and 17 of 26 points for the season. Thoughts: 1) Derek Stepan. I know not everybody’s in love with his skating. But the kid’s hockey IQ is so high—really high—that he wins footraces because of anticipation. And he’s fast enough. Rugged enough. Responsible enough. He’s one of the head coach’s favorite players for a reason, or for a lot of reasons, and they have a great rapport. And that pass he made to Marian Gaborik was off-the-charts good. 2) Maybe it’s because he plays only once every four or five games or so, so you don’t think if him this way, but Martin Biron (3-0) is one of the best Rangers free-agent signings ever. And probably the best backup goalie in the NHL. 3) Ryan Cal...
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