Rangers Rumblings: Lundqvist’s huddle, Zucc’s future and Dan Boyle vs. the Hockey Gods

Henrik Lundqvist (Getty)

Henrik Lundqvist (Getty)

The Rangers haven’t played since a 6-3 drubbing on Monday and that’s allowed for a lot of rumblings and grumblings in Rangerstown.


An interesting tidbit came out of practice yesterday. Henrik Lundqvist grabbed his defense and had a pow-wow with the men charged with clearing the crease and limiting chances in front.

Now, let’s get this straight – this isn’t the speech from Braveheart, it was something to tighten up the mess in front and just getting everyone on the same page. Lundqvist told the NY POST: “When you have extra little days like this, that’s what you do — you try to look at the bigger picture and how we play, and also the small details and you try to improve.”

Mats Zuccarello’s Future in Blue

Mats Zuccarello (NYR)

Mats Zuccarello (NYR)

Norway VG’s Oystein Jarlsbo believes that this could be Zucc’s last season on Broadway. He cites while the Rangers current deal of 3.5M for year worked for both sides this season, Zucc’s demand of over 5M per may be not be in the cards for Glen Sather and the Blueshirts. Mat’s Zuccarello said, “I’m on here now” in his native Norwegian. The translated article can be found here.




Clash of the Hockey Titans!

So Dan “Perseus” Boyle feels he has angered the Hockey Gods on Mount Pucklympus.

Dan Boyle in less than two months has suffered a broken hand and a mumps scare.

The full quote was:

“I don’t know if [the hockey gods] are Islander fans or Detroit fans or what, but they’re definitely not happy with me signing here. I’ve played, with playoffs, 1,100-plus games and I’ve never missed a game because of the flu, so pretty strange. Pretty strange season all together.”

Boyle also doesn’t know what he had, but it kicked his behind pretty good.

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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