It’s Sunday morning and what better way to wake up than to check out what’s happening in Ranger-land this weekend. Here’s your link dump.
The Post are leading with an interesting story about Neil Smith and his moves that helped turn the Rangers into a Cup winner back in 1994. I agree that despite the stellar career Tony Amonte went on to have; you can always justify moves that give you a cup. It’s a shame the way that Rangers core (including Keenan and Smith) crumbled so quickly.
Rangers Review provide their own damning words on Martin Biron and take a look at the Rangers loss to the Hawks, which was indeed anything but pretty. Do you agree with the Review in regards to how bad Biron has been?
The Boys at Blue Line Station have a nice post about our King in goal and the crazy guy manning the net in Philadelphia. It makes good reading, the title alone made me laugh. Poor Ilya.
Every year approaching the trade deadline TSN always breakdown the status of each club in the two conferences, listing the pending free agents and what each club likely need to do at the deadline. Here’s the link to the Eastern conference, including your very own Rangers. Do you agree?
Finally, Andrew Gross at Rangers Rants discusses Dubinsky, Torts and the sideshow that is Rick Nash (in tonight’s game against Columbus) It should be a comfortable win for the Rangers on home ice but with all the distractions that will likely be around this game it will be anything but. I have to say I just love how Tortorella doesn’t know when the deadline is (apparently). Just like he previously said about players ‘I knew nothing about him’. Either our coach is blissfully ignorant or he’s a terrible liar. Or he just doesn’t want to give anything away.
It should be an interesting game and game day. Check back later for the game preview and the recap later tonight. Let’s Go Rangers!