Blue Notes

Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.

First impressions on the schedule...

New York Rangers, including Anton Stralman, front left,

New York Rangers, including Anton Stralman, front left, of Sweden, listen in during an informal NHL hockey workout in Greenburgh. (Jan. 13, 2013) (Credit: AP)

First of all,  word is that Michael Del Zotto's reps still negotiating with Sather.  We'll know more in the morning if he's in for physicals and on-ice testing conditioning.

On the sked:

Not horrible.

14 of first 21 at MSG.

As tweeted, only six back-to-backs; Flyers, Devils have 10, in comparison.

One four game road trip, March 10 to 16. Washington, Buffalo, Winnipeg and Pittsburgh. Two rare afternoon games on that trip.

Both trips to Boston by Feb 12.

Last four games of season are this:  NJ at MSG, NY at Florida, NY at Carolina, NJ at MSG.

Isles games:  Feb. 7 and 14 at MSG, March 7 at Coliseum, April 13 at Coliseum

Five with Pens, Five with Flyers...

One four game home stand, two three gamers....

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