Thursday, January 27, 2011

Daily Recap: Roster Moves; Zuccarello Staying; Avery Strips; NYR Guardian Revealed; Dancing MZA

There was a look at the roster moves the New York Rangers announced after last night’s game done this morning.  The big news was the activation of Ryan Callahan and Vinny Prospal from IR along with which five players were sent back to the Connecticut Whale.  Inside I looked at why one should not read too much into the Prospal activation and which of the Whale players who just went back might be back before the Rangers play another game.

One name that was not in among those down to the AHL was Mats Zuccarello-Aasen.  It was not a surprise to see him kept up with the NHL club, but I believe that while unofficial it represents an announcement that Zuccarello is here to stay.  Inside I look at how and why Zuccarello has earned that to be the case along with how the question has changed from will he stay to whom will he be staying to play with.  Finally I took a look at once the Rangers forwards finally get back to full strength what those line combinations could look like and how to best distribute the minutes.

Speaking of Zuccarello there was a post that contains a link to a webpage where you can control the way an animated Zuke dances by controlling both his arms and legs.  If you run the program long enough more versions of him will appears as background dancers as well.  Absolutely hilarious.

Sean Avery put his naked body on t-shirts to help raise awareness and funding for Cancer research.  The story has a photo of the shirts, what the cause is for and who is behind it.  I am sure there will be criticism of Avery for doing it and the questioning of his motives, but no matter why he did it, I hope it helps because it is a good cause to promote.

The only other thing today was the Rangers Guardian was finally revealed.  Check it out for yourself and be disappointed as has seemingly every fan base during this catastrophe.