Rangers Roundup: Jonathan Quick says ‘Hey Hey Hey’, and training camp notes

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The New York Rangers enjoyed their first full day of practice under new head coach Peter Laviolette with many positive takeaways.

“I talked to him a couple of times and he seems like a really good coach,” said Alexis Lafreniere. “We’re excited to have him and hopefully have success with him.”

“A whole new coaching staff and the approach that they’re taking is different,” added Vincent Trocheck. “[Laviolette] is focused on making this group as good as we can possibly be. That’s huge.”

“I’m interested in seeing how [Laviolette’s] neutral zone system works,” noted Mika Zibanejad. “We problems with that (when he was in Washington). Might be nice to be on the other end of that and frustrate other teams with it.”

Here’s the schedule for September 22, 2023:

  • 8:30 AM – 10:45 AM – Group A Practice
  • 12:00 PM – 2:20 PM – Group B Practice
  • 1:00 PM – 3:10 PM – Group C Practice

Note: Quotes transcribed from NY Rangers YouTube channel

Related: 3 big takeaways from Peter Laviolette’s press conference

Jonathan Quick says, “Hey Hey Hey”

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The Rangers got their first look at Jonathan Quick on the ice with his new team on Thursday.

New York inked the 37 year-old goalie to a one-year deal on July 1 bringing home the Milford, Connecticut native and childhood Rangers’ fan. As a bit of acknowledgment to the fact, Quick’s goalie helmet has some of the team’s goal song lyrics written on the back.

“It’ll be nice hearing as it’s been a few years since I enjoyed it,” Quick quipped. “I let my kid do the backplate. So I let my son come up with that idea and he likes the goal song.”

Quick, 37, is 375-277-84 with a GAA of 2.47 and .911 save percentage for his brilliant career. He also backstopped two Stanley Cup runs with the Los Angeles Kings in 2012 and 2014. Rangers fans remember that second Cup because it came at the expense of their beloved Blueshirts and Henrik Lundqvist. He was also a member of the Vegas Golden Knights championship squad last year, but did not play in the playoffs.

Highlights from Camp Day 2

The Rangers hit the ice trying to learn Peter Laviolette’s new system, to which the head coach had a fun interaction with reporters later in the day.

“Do most coaches come to New York and put their system out the New York Post?”

Laviolette didn’t stop the jokes there by adding a hysterical vision of the Post’s Larry Brooks.

“I can see Larry with a back-age picture with the X’s and O’s of where guys are supposed to be in the neutral zone.”

Here are a few more highlights for you to enjoy.

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