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.
Ryan Callahan sole alternate C; Alexei Semenov exits
PITTSBURGH----Ryan Callahan will be the only player with an A to start the season. Coach John Tortorella, who always had two alternates in Tampa, said he would wait for another candidate to emerge.
In a surprising twist, Alexei Semenov, who had agreed to a $600,000 one year contract on Wednesday---as did his agent---were overruled by Semenov's wife, GM Glen Sather said, adding that Semenov has tears in his eyes. Semenov told Newsday before the mornign skate that he didn't think a deal would happen, and would possibly play in Russia, where his wife is living.
Quotes after the skate....
Gilroy-Redden; Del Zotto-Rozsival, Staal-Girardi
Dubinsky between Gaborik, Prospal