Friday, December 3, 2010

Daily Recap: Rangers Sweep Isles; Callahan Dirty Hit, Suspension Coming?; Testy Torts; Trade Ideas and More

Today on the site there were stories that ranged from the multiple personality disorder the team has to how Sean Avery showed he can be a top 6 skilled forward, then to discussing a couple of potential trades for guys who have had their names out there the last few days all before the game.  Once the game started we have video and discussion of the Callahan elbowing play, the recap of the game and watching John Tortorella get testy with the media over a Sean Avery question.

There was a lot going on today in the wake of the Rangers win last night out on the Island in a less than stellar but still effective 6-5 game.  As I said, this morning maybe because I see things as much for the process as the result I took a look at the split personality of the New York Rangers and how not only from game to game but moment to moment this team can change from good to bad or reverse.  When the Rangers are good they are very good and when they are bad they are dreadful and so I sought to see if we could figure which one was the real identity of the club.  The article was titled, “Rangers Split Personality: Which One Is Real? Do They Know?” so give it a click and see if you can figure it out.

After that I discussed the way that Sean Avery dominated the game on the Island and how he showed that when he focuses on the hockey side he can be a top player in the league and help the team even more.  The article was called, “Sean Avery Showcasing His Top Line Abilities” and see if you agree with how Avery best helps the club.

During the afternoon I looked a few names that have been in the news as possible guys the Rangers should look at if they are in the trade market to give the team another push forward in their push to being a playoff and cup contender this season.  The two guys I looked at were Marco Sturm and Wojtek Wolski.  In the article “Rangers Trade Ideas: Sturm, Wolski Available?”I looked at the pros and cons of each and what it would mean for the club.

During the first period of the game tonight against the Islanders at MSG Ryan Callahan elbowed Frans Nielsen in the head.  I put up the video and looked at whether or not he would be suspended.  You can watch the play and see if you agree with my analysis here.

Following the game I wrote the recap, “Rangers Clamp Down Defensively in 2-0 Win” on what was a workman like victory for the Rangers, once again not pretty but two points worthy.  Finally in his post game press conference, Video: Tortorella Gets Testy over Sean Avery.