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15 Rangers returned to the ice at the MSG practice facility today including Brad Richards, Brian Boyle, Anton Stralman, Ryan McDonagh, Marc Staal, Arron Asham, Derek Stepan, Mike Rupp, Ryan Callahan, Rick Nash, Taylor Pyatt, Jeff Halpern, Michael Del Zotto, Carl Hagelin and Steve Eminger.
...and all is right in the world.
Marian Gaborik, Dan Girardi, Henrik Lundqvist and Marty Biron did not participate, but will be ready for camp. Gaborik is en route from Europe.
John Tortorella was also in attendance but was unable to be on the ice with the team as lockout isn't technically over.
On the abbreviated camp, Tortorella says (via Bergen Record)...
“We have to be really careful there with what we give to them, when we give it to them and how we give it to them.”
Tortorella also discussed the Rangers’ hunger for the Cup...
“I think the hunger is that they’re together again and will be a team again,” Tortorella said. “We’ve gone througha few years of trying ...
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I don’t want to talk about it. You don’t want to read about it. There are plenty of places you can go for your lockout wrap-up information fix, but this article isn’t one of them. Was it stupid? Yes. Am I pissed off? Yes. But you know what? Like most hockey fans I’m moving on, [...]
Rangers and Wade Redden's camp meeting today which might help clarify his future.
— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) January 8, 2013
Redden's $6.5 million per year salary will count against the Rangers cap this year and next year even if he's playing with the Whale.
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Many NHL players were excited over the lockout ending, but this was definitely the funniest interaction that took place.Hahahaha. Bingo @hlundqvist30. You’re the man Hank.— Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0) January 7, 2013Phoenix Coyotes forward Paul Bissonnette is all about the self-deprecating humor so he clearly loved this chirp from Henrik Lundqvist. The NHL training...
Steve Zipay at Newsday is reporting that Chris Kreider has not joined his Rangers teammates at informal practice yet and remains with the CT Whale. Zipay adds that he's not sure what the rules are regarding AHL players participating at informal practice with the CBA not yet ratified.
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Katie Strang at ESPN.com reports that Michael Del Zotto was previously seeking a multiyear deal for more than $3 million a year. Strang adds that it is not immediately clear if that stance has softened given the time-sensitive situation and Del Zotto's lack of leverage.
Here's Del Zotto on getting a deal done...
"I'm hoping to get something done as soon...
#NYR Re: Del Zotto's contract situation, agent Don Meehan plans on talking with him today and then meeting w/ Rangers GM Glen Sather
— Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) January 7, 2013
...i'd be shocked if this isn't done before the ink is dry on the new CBA which should be in a couple of days.
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Well folks, it is finally over.
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