Unpack your sandals, Al…


Greetings from the Garden.

Something tells me that might become a familiar phrase over the course of this season. Maybe in mid-January, when I’ve just stepped in a puddle of slush en route to the arena, it might get a little tired. At least on a crisp late summer day like today, after walking here from Grand Central, it doesn’t sound so bad.

It hasn’t taken the Rangers long to confront another injury crisis, this after the morning news that Michal Rozsival was undergoing knee surgery to repair some torn meniscus. Now it appears Kevin Weekes re-aggravated his groin at the MSG Training Center today and faces an indefinite absense. The rub of that is Al Montoya, the team’s only player of Hispanic heritage, will not be making the trip to Puerto Rico this weekend, and will instead remain in New York to rehab his shoulder.

I know, it’s confusing. Basically, because Montoya now faces the prospect of starting the season in the NHL, the team needs him to prepare more dilligently alongside goaltending coach Benoit Allaire instead of acting as a de facto ambassador in San Juan.

“We’d love to take him,” Tom Renney said. “But I’ve got a bigger picture in mind.”

Tell me if you’re still confused. My guess is you’er not the only one.

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  1. Hi Sam !

    I am a diehard fan of the Rangers from Germany for the last fifteen years and would really have a kind of coverage via the Internet from the debut of Brandan Shannahan one of my favourite players the last decade I am traveling the NHL even from overses,( I have travelled five weeks to see eight games from the western conference includig Rangers Games in Anaheim and LA in 2000 or nine games in eight venues through the east in 2003 including two derbys at Continental Airlines Arena and MSG to top it off !!!) but I do not know if there is any tonight… It is now a quarter past midnight and I am thinking about staying at computer or going to bed not knowing about a kind of live scoring on http://www.nhl.com or somebody provding me a link with the feed of radio commentary….


  2. Thanks, Sam

    happy to find your site today for the first time..If you writing about the Rangers every day, that would be great because I am not longer comfortable on http://www.blueshirtbulletin.com...

    I don´t know how long I can join you tonight because I have to work tomorrow at latest at 7.30 or 7.45 am local time…

    Matthias of Eidengesäß/Germany

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