"The good composer is slowly discovered; the bad composer is slowly found out."
I forget which music critic wrote that, but the Rangers' missing speed was certainly exposed in Montreal Saturday night. There's one guy in Hartford who might've helped a little: Carl Hagelin, but the brass mysteriously refuses to call him up. Sorry if you're tired of reading this from me; just my opinion that the winger deserves a shot. He's got seven goals, five assists, a plus 10 and a team-leading 38 shots with the Whale.
Not that I'm totally second-guessing the coach's Biron-for-Lundqvist call---I was surprised at the switch, as I wrote----but I can say that the King wouldn't have been as rusty. Biron was far too deep in his net most of the night. Strange that there wasn't an adjustment. Now, as written, you face the prospect of Lundqvist going out there on eight days rest in Florida.
The GAS line: Gabby, Anisimov, Stepan, has lost some octane in the last two games. Probably time for Torts to move Brad Richards back to center the first line and drop Artie back with Callahan and Dubinsky. And ya know what, you can see the value of the PK ----when it falters.
Former NYR G Steve Valiquette, the goalie coach at Quinnipiac, signed a tryout agreement with Bridgeport. Think he can help the Sound Tigers.
Rangers have scheduled off-day today, back at practice 11 am Monday....