You can expect to see the three new Rangers—Nik Antropov, Sean Avery and Derek Morris—on the ice tonight when the Rangers play the Isles. I thought it was a little odd that coach John Tortorella wasn’t out there for the optional practice today, since he’ll be playing them sight unseen tonight, but some of the regulars told me that’s just the way it’s done at the morning skate, even today.
Nice comment earlier from the esteemed Doodie Machetto saying tonight is the practice.
But there is no point in bringing in three players like that with the playoffs on the horizon and then not playing them right away. Your investment begins to—or should—pay off right now if you are the Rangers.
The Islanders brought up forwards Jesse Joensuu, Joel Rechlicz and defensemen Andrew MacDonald and Joe Callahan, before the game.
Any thoughts on the new lines?