Yesterday, a familiar face was back at the MSG training facility for the first time since agreeing to a second go around with the Rangers...
"I am just so excited to be back here...getting settled in city this weekend, run some errands, get ready for season"-@mooredom— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) August 30, 2013
For Moore's entire interview, visit Blueshirts United.
In case you forgot what Moore looked like wearing the Rangers logo, he gave us a reminder yesterday...
...got to love how legitimately excited he is about being a Blueshirt again. And I think the fans feelings towards him are mutual.
...after having a top 10 penalty kill for the previous three years, the Rangers dropped to 16th last season. Which is likely one of the biggest reasons the Rangers were interested in Moore. I'd have to think the Rangers faceoff ineptness was just as important.
Moore wasn't the only one talking at the training facility as Anton Stralman discussed the Rangers new defensive coach Ulf Samuelsson, who is a legend in Sweden...
"Samuelsson was the head coach with Modo (SEL) back home and they played a real offensive game and their Dmen were joining the rush all the time. I hope he comes with those ideas. He didn't play the way he coaches."
For the full interview, including his thoughts on new assistant coach Scott Arniel, visit Blueshirts United.
...it's very odd to think of Samuelsson as someone who emphasizes defensemen pushing the puck on offense. But hey, just because he was a liability in the offensive end, doesn't mean he can't be a great influence on the Rangers defensive corps, especially for a guy like Stralman, who has yet to tap his full potential in the offensive end.
...i also found Stralman's lack of having anything real positive, other than he's a great guy, to say about Arniel very interesting.
Rangers i think still the only team not to release a roster for Traverse City. What is the big secret? Also games to live streamed, i guess they don't want replace the riveting content on MSG.
Pretty happy with all the new coaches and don't wish to prejudge anyone.We are better off at this level now with the coaching staff we have instead of just two people.If things absolutely have to be changed in a particular game in my opinion this makes it a lot easier to adapt.
Sounds like Strahlman may be saying what many of us are speculating - that Arniel wasn't a player favorite and it's not just his past relationship with Brass that we have to be concerned about. Hopefully Arniel has matured and being in a different role will be a positive and not divisive. It will be up to AV to make it work since by all appearances Arniel was his selection.
@shishya100 I like Pouliot a lot, think he is going to shock a lot of people, and have 20 goals and 40 points. He has the talent just hasn't been able to put it together... If he can get on the right line (which in my opinion would be Pouliot-Brassard-Callahan) he will be an x-factor for the Rangers depth.
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG It's so close I can taste it