Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Rangers Headlines for Wednesday

  • Jay Greenberg analyzes Nik Zherdev's goal - the one that "98 percent of NHL players miss 99 percent of the time." [Link]

  • Dan Fritsche spoke after the game about enjoying his time in New York, joking with Lundqvist about letting him get a goal and feeling Aaron Voros' pain (being a healthy scratch night after night). [Link]

  • Tortorella talks about the Rangers power play (29th best in the NHL). [Link]

  • I think Stan Fischler likes Sean Avery. [Link]

  • Puck Daddy recaps the two first period fights at the Garden last night, the first between Avery & Clutterbuck, the second between Orr & Nolan. I also have the videos and discussed the two fights myself in last night's recap of the Rangers vs. Wild game. [Link]

  • Game recaps here, here and here

  • A look at the Rangers' top prospects. [Link]


The Manic Ranger said...

It's a small trade, but just to show you how incompetent Sather is..

He traded Fritsche for Erik Reitz. The Rangers got the 7th defenseman they needed, but that wasn't originally Sather's intention. He was originally going to trade for another 4th line forward. Another useless spare part. But the Wild's GM said he'd rather trade Reitz. Sather made the deal.

Reitz played ok for the team, but could definitely help the team i his role as a 7th defenseman. Sather then waives Reitz, which he did not need to do to clear cap space. Reitz is plucked by the leafs so the Rangers gave up Fritsche for nothing basically.

Puck Central said...

I agree, I did like Reitz. However, I think that he waived both Voros and Reitz the day before the deadline just in case he needed that cap space.

In hindsight, the signings of Rissmiller & Voros were mistakes. Still in my opinion, dwarfed by the signing of Redden to his mega-ridiculous contract.