The “word from down south”:http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/rangers/ has Martin Straka back at left wing alongside Jaromir Jagr, and both Sean Avery and Michal Rozsival back in the lineup despite their respective bumps and bruises.
Most intriguing: Stephen Valiquette appears to be getting another shot in goal.
I like this move for a couple of reasons: one, the Panthers aren’t very good. And two, if the Rangers are struggling to score goals, having a backup goalie in net who might allow the occasional softie might inspire a little urgency at the other end.
OK, on to the second coat of paint….