Rangers Roundup: Staal on playoffs, DeAngelo and Brooks “squabble”, and more

While hockey and the Rangers are on pause, there is still plenty of news coming out of the players and the game. Today, Marc Staal took part in a player and media web conference with some interesting tidbits. Also Tony DeAngelo responded to an article, in particular a closing line from Larry Brooks and so much more.

Marc Staal not for jumping into the playoffs

NHL players participated in a web conference with the media today. Marc Staal along with his brother Jordan, Sidney Crosby, and Claude Giroux were in one of those sessions. During the call the topic of resuming play came up and Crosby wanted to start the playoffs right away. Needless to say, Marc Staal had a different opinion.

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“You want to get as many games as possible to get your true tournament . . . whether that’s opening up [to allow] a few more teams in, or a ‘play-in’ [to determine the last few playoff spots],’’ Staal said. The Rangers were two points out of a playoff spot with 12 games left in the season when play was halted. “Who knows when this is going to start up, how much time we have, and I guess we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it,’’ Staal said. “But definitely not what Sid said.’’


Brooks playing “politics” with DeAngelo

Larry Brooks has been writing a series of articles on specific Rangers. Today was about what contract the Rangers should give Tony DeAngelo. Brooks who is obviously not a fan of the current President mentioned DeAngelo’s support for him. Not sure why that was necessary, but Brooks finished the article by mentioning DeAngelo could move to the left side and that’s where he made the political comment which DeAngelo responded to on Twitter.

Strome makes fun of himself

The Rangers have been doing their best to engage with fans or be active on Twitter and Instagram. Ryan Strome who missed a few empty nets before the season was postponed poked a little fun at himself for fans amusements.

JD’s message to fans

Rangers President John Davidson sent a message to fans and also noted that he, Jeff Gorton and scouts all over the world are connected online working on the draft.


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Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore

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