Rangers Roundup: Fans approve of David Quinn, K’Andre Miller close, and notes versus Stars
Your morning news and notes as the Rangers try to get back on track against the Dallas Stars tonight.
Fans approve of DQ
David Quinn’s name has been mentioned in hockey circles as a potential Jack Adams candidate. Of course, it will take making the playoffs to win the award, but fans recognize the job he’s done. In an ongoing poll I started on Twitter, fans overwhelmingly approve of his work this season. Currently with over 1700 votes in, 56% feel he’s done a very good job and 18% think it’s Jack Adams worthy. Only 7% feel he needs to improve.
The two sides continue to discuss a deal. The hold up is Miller’s camp wants to sign an ELC now, while the Rangers would like to go with a try out contract first, then an ELC starting next season. Either way, it sounds like the two will agree on something as soon as today.
- All-Time*: 75-43-22-3 (40-20-11-2 at home; 35-23-11-1 on the road) *Note: All-time record includes games against the Minnesota North Stars from 1967-68 – 1992-93
- Today’s game is the second of two meetings between the Rangers and Stars, and the only meeting between the two teams at Dallas. The Rangers have posted a 0-1-0 record (0-1-0 at home; 0-0-0 on the road), following the Stars’ 5-3 win on Feb. 3 at MSG. The Blueshirts were 3-for-3 on the power play in the contest. Brendan Lemieux registered two points (one goal, one assist) in the game, while Pavel Buchnevich and Brett Howden each recorded a power play goal.
- Ryan Strome – 14 GP, 2-6-8 – Strome has recorded a point in six of 14 career games against the Stars, and he has notched four points (one goal, three assists) in his last seven games against Dallas.
- Artemi Panarin – 14 GP, 1-8-9 – Panarin has tallied seven points (one goal, six assists) in his last 11 games against Dallas.
Notes provided by NYR