Rangers Roundup: Barry Beck angry with JD over Mark Pavelich, and could Keith Kinkaid get a start?
The Rangers sent out their condolences for Mark Pavelich who passed away at age 63. For one former Blueshirt, it wasn’t enough. Barry Beck who suffered a tragedy recently when he lost his son to a road rage incident is now upset with John Davidson over Pavelich.
Barry Beck upset with John Davidson, Rangers, and U.S. Hockey
An emotional and angry Barry Beck took to Facebook with a long post about the loss of his friend, Mark Pavelich. “For the first time I’m ashamed to call myself a New York Ranger,” Beck wrote. “I asked JD if the Rangers could publicly show their support for Mark by just saying one of their own former players was sick and we wish him well,” Beck said about an email he sent to the Rangers.
According to the NY Post, the Rangers declined to comment on Beck’s FB post, but they did learn that John Davidson worked with Glenn Healey to get Mark help. Beck gave credit to Healey as president of the NHL alumni association for what he did.
Beck also went on that Mark suffered from CTE after so many concussions and called the NHL “cowards.” This is a sad situation all around, and we hope that all parties find fair resolution.
Could Keith Kinkaid get a start?
Keith Kinkaid served as yesterday’s backup and may get a start depending on how long Igor Shesterkin is sidelined. Some think the start may come tonight against the Penguins.
“We’re going back and forth on that right now,” David Quinn said after the Rangers 6-3 win over the Devils yesterday. A decision is expected this morning on who will start but my money would be on Alexandar Georgiev.
Kinkaid is a solid goalie with NHL experience. his record of 65-56-20 with a 2.95 GAA and a .905 SV% are good numbers for a backup. This game and the momentum the team is on just isn’t something I think Quinn will chance. The 31 year-old last played an NHL game on 11/30/19 for the Canadiens. It was a 5-4 OT lose to the Flyers.
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