I talked to a Rangers scout before the game and he made a good point. Not to be discounted with the Isbister deal is that the forward played for Hartford head coach Jim Schoenfeld in Phoenix, and that Schoenfeld has been saying for several weeks that the team needed some help.
As for where Tom Renney sees him, the coach said Isbister for now is charged with helping the Wolf Pack on track, but could be a call-up that can help team.
That’s vague, I know. But unless someone gets hurt I wouldn’t expect Isbister playing the Garden anytime soon.
Speaking of which, the Rangers are FINALLY wearing their traditional blue jerseys tonight. Enjoy them while you can. The NHL is introducing its new aerodynamic, body-fitting uniforms at the All-Star game, and will roll them out for the entire league next season. Man, is nothing sacred? And do we really need to see Marek Malik in form-fitting attire?