Tick tock. Tick tock.
Anyone else counting down the minutes till when the season is supposed to start? Didn’t think it was just me.
Honestly, there really isn’t anything going on throughout the entire NHL but I was able to find a couple of Rangers news and notes.
First off, last week we told you about Brad Richards being in the body issue (I won’t subject anyone with seeing that picture again but if you want to, it’s here.) There was also an article that went along with it in which Brad said a couple of interesting things. I liked this quote in particular:
What was your best athletic moment, when you felt completely in tune with your body?
BR: I don’t know if that ever happens in hockey. I was fortunate to win a Stanley Cup [with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004], so you figure things were working pretty well at that point. But in our sport, you’re not finely tuned by that time; most guys are pretty banged up. You get to a point where you wonder whether you can go another game. Then another game comes, and you get through that one and you kind of can’t believe you have another one, and then that game comes, and that’s how it goes. My coach always says there’s a difference between sore and injured — that’s a big thing in hockey. And when you win, the emotions kind of take you through it. After we won the Stanley Cup, I put a life jacket on the Cup, strapped it onto a Jet Ski and was just loving life.
He doesn’t specify which coach but that sounds like something Torts would say. Also mentions how more than half the team could’ve had surgery during the playoffs. Anyone surprised by that, didn’t watch the team all year. You can read the rest of the article here.
Then yesterday, MSG Network tweeted the following:
Beginnings will be back! I don’t know about everyone else but I absolutely loved the four episodes of this show we got last year. The link opened up this picture:
Going to be completely honest – absolutely looking forward to learning more about McDonagh. As much as I love watching the guys play, I love when they tell stories about how they got to where they are. The behind the scenes stuff is fascinating to me. (One of my favorite points of the season is the season subscriber events I’m fortunate enough to be able to attend.)
And finally, last night Stu Bickel tweeted that he finally became a New Yorker. Well…
Haha! We still love you Bicks! (Editors Note: I’m not a baseball fan so don’t care which team he chose to support. I’m just happy he’s backing a NY team. In my mind, shows he wants to play here.)