On May 3, a capital recidivist officer entered the garden’s locker room hallway after Tom Wilson was wrapped in a penalty area and injured after he hit the penalty area and was taken off the ice. Insulting Rangers.
“They have no one for me!” Wilson shouted, according to a well-placed observer.
Five months and a season later, Rangers are doing just that. Or have you slept through the summer and missed the additions of Ryan Reaves, Barclay Goodrow, Sammy Blais, Dryden Hunt, Patrick Neth and Jarred Tinordi, who are expected to be at the opening of the TV show for Turner on Wednesday? Game in Washington.
Let’s find out. A table of 82 games is not 1 plus 81 games. For the “blue shirts,” it’s not alone, as they begin a new era led by president-general manager Chris Drury and head coach Gerard Gallant. These two points can be very handy on the road.
However, the shirts will definitely look like that no matter how much they protest after the preparations at the training ground on Tuesday. Why would Tinordi, as if the club’s seventh defender, replace Nils Lundkvist, a candidate for Calder Trophy? Why would Hunt be promoted to third row instead of Julien Gotier if he was signed as a depth winger?
I have to say: I’m a little hesitant about that. For the most part, Rangers have played well against the Caps in the last few seasons. They won four of the first six last season, even before losing the final of Burlesque, which became Luney-toonville. The Blue Shirts won 2-1 against Washington last season and 0-1 in 2018-19.
So, 6-6-3 in three years, David Quinn is on the bench. Not too bad considering the Caps are 54 points ahead of the Blue Pomegranates. Talent can dominate, just like on the night of March 2020, Mika Zibanejad scored five goals in a 6: 5 extra garden victory for the ‘shirts’.
But what I do know is that White Erp, his brothers, and Dr. Khaliday didn’t enter the OK Corral 140 years ago in late October with butter knives in their boxes to shoot with the Ike Clanton and the Cowboys.
Will Tinordi join Lundqvist? Do you think the 29-year-old, 6-foot-6 defender, doesn’t know he fought Wilson on March 5 in Boston? Carlo was delivered from behind with an elbow on his head. The game is unpunished – did anyone find a pattern here? – but after pressure from Gary Bettman, Wilson was soon sent off for seven games.
The rangers gathered and forgave them if they wanted to show off their stuff. The Blue Shirts, like the brothers in the May 5 rematch, waived the NHL and its players ’safety department responsibilities and refused to disqualify Wilson; the angry owner of the franchise, Jim Dolan, hired vice president for player safety, George Parros; and the dismissal of President John Davidson and GM Jeff Gorton. From Monday to Wednesday, this 48-hour franchise shook.
Kevin Rooney, Colin Blackwell and Phil Di Giuseppe threw up their hands at 0:01 and got into an argument at the opening ceremony. During three fights at the same time, Zdeno Chara invited Brendan Smith. But Smith refused, telling Big Z he was waiting for Wilson.
So Smith followed Wilson at 0:50 and struggled with it, choosing the trigger for his problem. At 4:14 there were two more fights involving Ryan Strom and Anthony Bitetto. Six for the period. A total of six, it seems, was a cathartic exercise for this group.
Eighteen of Rangers ’skaters, eight of whom will be in the game, will not make it to the opening, and six of the six skaters have yet to wear a shirt. It doesn’t matter. There is an institutional memory in the room. There is a desire to put the past here. These Rangers don’t wear white collars to dance.
Instead, they decorate their belongings. “Flex” may be the best way to say it.