A curious sight in the Rangers dressing room after practice today: a dozen or so players opening up their paychecks and staring quizzically at the page ahead for several moments. I never asked what the issue was, although there’s always the chance these guys still don’t believe they get paid the money they do (“Don’t they know I’m a fourth-line wing?”).
Of course, there’s also Aaron Ward, who opened up his envelope and yelled to anyone who’d listen, “Holy Uncle Sam!”
Somehow I don’t think anyone’s mustering much sympathy.
Anyway, some odds and ends a day before the Rangers meet the Devils for a fifth time on Tuesday:
“Every situation is different, but I definitely like the style of hockey they play here,” he said. “I think it’s more of a puck possession game. But it works different for different people. But I’m excited to be here. Hopefully I can help the team.”
OK, that’s all for now. More later…