Well, Zeke will be able to rest at ease now that Nedved has been jettisoned into relative obscurity. Back to Czech Repub. he goes. Potter and Fahey, both have been impressive so far in the pre-season, are still around. Sent down to Hartford were all the usual suspects…Byers, Moore, Dupont, Parenteau. Andreas Jamtin, i liked, but unfortunately, there are only so many spots open. Jamtin showed the kind of grit and determination needed to stay, I felt. From Blueshirt bulletin, “Five forwards are still competing for the four remaining roster spots on the wing — Aaron Voros, Dan Fritsche, Lauri Korpikoski, Pat Rissmiller, and Freddie Sjostrom.” Who is the odd man out? Sjostrom probably has the best trade value…even then we probably wouldn’t get more than a 2nd/3rd round pick for him.
Other interesting news, has Drury being taken out of the 2nd line center position, and has him being inserted on the wing on the 1st line….strange! I guess there isn’t any chemistry (get used to that word, you will hear it A LOT!!!!) between Gomer and Zherdev….
Well, the Blueshirts play today against the Devils at 1pm, then head to the land of neutrality, timepieces and large-scale bank accounts…Switzerland.
Newsday - Rangers release Nedved, whose NHL days are done
Post - DUBINSKY MAKING STRIDES
Daily News - Rangers pare roster, pair Chris Drury with Scott Gomez
The Hockey News - Screen Shots: Eastern Conference predictions
The Canadian Press - New York Rangers send Petr packing; Nedved’s comeback ends
Bloomberg.com - Hall of Famer Messier Interested in Front Office Return to NHL
Well, it’s been a little hectic on my side the past week or so. Long story short, wife gave birth to our 4th child, then went in for wrist surgery. So, I have had little time to post on the site. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading every little morsel I could find…cause I have. Today’s links are all Camp related as you would hope and expect this time of year. Here they go…
NY Post - RANGERS’ ZHERDEV OFF TO SLOW START
Newsday - Rangers expecting a lot from Zherdev
NY Times - Rangers Adjust to Life After Jagr
NY Daily News - A clean slate for the Rangers
Get it here. Nothing shocking really….giant roster, as are ALL training camp rosters. Nedved is still on there…I know, some of you are cursing, some are banging your keyboards in disgust..we’ll see what happens before any of you jump. I always liked Nedved, yet I couldn’t stand Kovalev…go figure. Kondratiev, a former Ranger, is also invited on a try-out basis. Oh, Messier’s son Lyon is also included on preliminary roster.
Hope everyone enjoyed their summer. Training camp opens in a few weeks, and the games begin in about a month. Great time of year. You know what they say…there are 4 seasons – pre-season, reg. season, post season, and next season! Here are some news items that popped up today/yesterday.
Shanny Going West?, and JD!
NY Post - EXIT STRATEGY
NY Times - Reaching Out to Blues Fans