Ever wonder what former Rangers legend Rod Gilbert is doing with his life now? Rod is currently employed by the New York Rangers, but that’s not all he is up to. Yesterday I was e-mailed by one of Rod’s marketing representatives, and apparently his marketing team singled us, Blue Line Station, out as someone they would like to make a connection with. Thus, I will be speaking to Rod Gilbert himself tomorrow morning to discuss both his playing career, his life outside it, and his new product. Rod is marketing a new product called The Power Arm, which he insists will help develop your forearms and triceps and improve your abilities in all sports, but especially hockey. I’m sure Rod will go into specifics about it in his interview with me. Look for that interview being posted on this site tomorrow. There are many hockey and even Rangers blogs out there, but I don’t think there are many that can provide you with a personal interview with arguably the greatest player in New York Rangers history! In the mean time, feel free to submit to me any questions you would like me to ask him. It can be about anything from his playing career to what he’s doing with his life now; whatever crosses your mind! I can’t promise I’ll adress them all but I’ll do my best. As always, you can contact me via e-mail at [email protected] or via my twitter handle, @AdamHerman44,to submit any questions you want me to ask Rod. You could also leave them as a comment in this article. I look forward to talking to Rod and sharing what he has to say with you guys. Continue reading to see various Rangers notes:
Wojtek Wolski- The Rangers had a great win yesterday against the Penguins but that didn’t come completely without consequence. Wojtek Wolski was injured at the end of the first period and though he tried to play through it, he was eventually shut down for the night. Tortorella said the medical staff diagnosed it as a “tweaked rib muscle” though he doesn’t necessarily know the timetable for his return. The fact that Wolski was able to play some shifts, although not very well, after the injury suggests that it’s hardly anything major. The Rangers don’t play again until Wednesday and Wolski said he hoped to skate on Tuesday. I think there’s a decent chance Wolski doesn’t miss any time at all, but I can’t imagine him missing any more than a game or two.
Glen Sather- Finally, New York Post Rangers beat writer Larry Brooks had a rare conversation with Rangers GM Glen Sather regarding his plans for the trading deadline. Sather told Brooks that he believes the Rangers have enough depth as an organization that he will definitely pull the trigger on a trade “if it makes sense.” At the same time, though, he will not be “giving up a valuable piece.” What exactly Sather defines as a valuable piece is up for discussion, but what I do think you can gather from that is that our first round selections in the future as well as prospects such as Chris Kreider, Michael Del Zotto, and Evgeny Grachev won’t be going anywhere. Sather does imply he is in a buying mode, though, so a rental move for a playmaking center or a defenseman of any kind is plausible, if not likely. Brooks speculates that Bryan McCabe and Jason Arnott might be guys Sather will inquire on while also doubting any chance of a move for Jason Spezza, Tomas Kaberle, or Stephen Weiss. Granted, Brooks is simply speculating.