Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Rangers click, keep rolling

I'm a bit late, as it was a pretty busy weekend, but it was a good weekend to be a Ranger fan. Derek has great wrapups if you scroll down some, so I won't go into any of that. It's great to see Jaromir Jagr, Petr Prucha and Chris Drury starting to get going though. The fourth line chipping in with a little offense is good to see too. Brendan Shanahan continues to be everything you expect from a veteran leader and the defense is looking strong. Henrik Lundqvist continues to rebound nicely from his mediocre streakd where he showed signs of being less than a goaltending god and chemistry is looking much better with each line.

All good things to see. Another welcome read that I saw this morning is that everyone's favorite defenseman, Marek Malik, has said that he is uncomfortable playing at Madison Square Garden, leading Glen Sather into looking into a trade. Even if it is just a salary dump and we get a couple of prospects, I would be ok with it. Jason Strudwick could step back into the lineup and we could call up Ivan Baranka, David Liffiton or Tom Renney's favorite Thomas Pock. or we could bring back another veteran defender in the trade, preferably an unrestricted free agent. We'll see.

The Rangers take on the Calgary Flames tomorrow, Vancouver Canucks on Thursday and Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. I'll be around for those games, and will break any news as it comes.

Happy 2008 to everyone.

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