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.
Torts hopeful of "kicking ---"; AV changes lineup
In the hallway at MSG, Torts went on for awhile, past the schedule time for AV at the podium upstairs. With no audience, he left and retunred when the huddled masses arrived after Torts.
Torts still feels that it is hard to sever all the ties here, but in his headline quote, he says: with all due respect, "I'm going to coach this game, hopefully kick their ass and get outta here..."
AV says he didn't sense a competition between the coaches: "We came up the (security) ramp together. Nobody beat anybody."
But Vigneault is definitely strategizing to counter the Canucks.
Cam Talbot, making his first start at MSG, is in goal. To be fair, AV had said that was the plan during the week with the back to back, but left himself some leeway. So presumably Lundqvist gets the start against Winnipeg here Monday.
Michael Del Zotto is back in (healthy scratch for five of eight) for John Moore, who sits for the first time.
Derek Dorsett (sprained wrist, missed two games) is back in for Taylor Pyatt.
And watch for some line changes as well, as AV hinted....