These videos were filmed before Ryan Callahan injury news was released...
...love seeing Torts staying so positive and confident about his team despite losing Callahan.
...while I'm just as guilty as the next guy for criticizing Torts on a multitude of issues, I can say that this guy cares about the success of the Rangers organization and his players. It's why they'd run through a wall for the guy and are willing to dig down deep when he demands it. Plus he did guide the Rangers to the Conference Finals last year, so who am I to question his tactics. But I will anyway. lol
Players thoughts on Cally...
...was great to see Halpern finally contribute. If he can find his game, he can be an important piece on the penalty kill and faceoffs, which are two things that need to be successful if a team wants to contend for a Stanley Cup.
Halpern's play against philly made the whole Callahan thing a little easier to take, especially on the PK. Hate to see him languish on the 4th line while Rupp is on the third...Too many centers, I guess. Maybe Boyle loses a little ice time to Halpern tonight?
@AnnoyingJoe Torts likes to go with the hot hand, so if Halpern keeps this up I can definitely see Torts bumping him up in the lineup.
@KevinDeLury @AnnoyingJoe I think that will be what happens. I can see him giving Rupp that much ice time when he pretty much a punching bag on skates.