Ryan Hollweg probably summed it up best after his ridiculously boneheaded penalty against the Penguins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semis.
“I was playing my game,” he said at the time.
Which was exactly the problem.
The Rangers decided they could do without that game by trading Hollweg to the Maple Leafs today in exchange for Pittsburgh’s fifth round draft pick. With a surplus of checking forwards, the team decided to dispense of a homegrown player who seemed to have reached his ceiling in New York, and one who probaby would have a hard time playing again at MSG after one costly lapse in judgment.