Shows how muchÃ‚Â I know. The Rangers opted against calling anyone up for today, and will likely produce the same lineup for tomorrow against the Lightning.
As for today’s practice, I have my kindhearted co-owner Steve Zipay to thank for the details since I was a no-show (a trip to the zoo had already been planned. It’s not my son’s fault the Rangers can’t score any goals).
Most telling: the team had a 45-minute closed-door meeting beforehand which included aÃ‚Â film sessionÃ‚Â of last night’s game. They laterÃ‚Â practiced for 45 minutes, at the end of which Chris Drury, Scott Gomez, Jaromir Jagr, and Brendan Shanahan all congregated on their own at the end of the rink to work on the power play.
There were no punishing wind sprints. Maybe if there wasn’t a game tomorrow, it would have been a different story.
The only player not to practice was Sean Avery, and that according to Tom Renney was merely to provide the wing a recovery day after several intense skates last week.