Just when you thought a sense of order had returned to Rangerland (OK, you never thought that) the Rangers woke up this morning to find themselves back in ninth place in the East, trailing both Pittsburgh and Tampa, and tied with Toronto.
In other words, maybe tonight’s not the time to test out that Jaromir Jagr-Colton Orr penalty killing unit you’ve all been pining for.
In other news, the Post is reporting that team may be in discussions with Nashville about shipping off Aaron Ward or Karel Rachunek in return for Josef Vasicek. A Ward deal to the Predators is something that’s been floating around for a couple of days, although in all honesty, I never heard who for. I know there are plenty of you out there that would prefer to see Rachunek shipped off first. But let’s just say that all the deficiencies that you see in Rachunek’s game are the ones that Nashville’s scouts see as well.
Anyway, I’m not saying one is more likely than the other. But it helps explain why the team might have to consider parting with Ward, who, while hardly perfect, has been better than others thus far.
More from the morning skate later…