Having been ill for much of the past two weeks, it’s nice to know that I haven’t missed much in terms of major breaking news in Rangerland (or any news for that matter). But hey, if there’s a time to lose focus it’s the off-season, right?
The fact that Tuesday’s signing of depth defenseman Brendan Bell would be classed as big news comparative to much of what’s not happened over the past month says it all really – training camp needs to get here, and fast.
Join me after the jump for today’s Ranger reads…
The Rangers’ official website has a new, in-depth interview with 2011 first-round pick J.T. Miller. Miller talks to Jim Cerny about this years World Junior Championships and the upcoming Traverse City tournament. [Rangers' website]
Bleeding All Blue’s Michael Gleich gives his thoughts regarding the positives and negatives to John Tortorella possibly giving Brad Richards the captaincy heading in to the new season. [Bleeding All Blue]
Jess Rubenstein discusses the best method for grading prospects… and maims a teddy bear. [The Prospect Park]
With the dust having long since settled in terms of this years Entry Draft selections, Blueshirt Banter’s Joe Fortunato takes another look at first-round pick J.T. Miller. [Blueshirt Banter]
In his musings post for today, Blue Seat Blogs’ Christian Nehls cites special teams as the reason he backs Brandon Prust to break the 30-point barrier next season. Not a bad shout at all. [Blue Seat Blogs]
With his spot on the roster all but secure for next season, Wojtek Wolski joined Jason Spezza, Jeff Skinner and Mike Cammalleri in working with noted skills development coach Jari Byrski in Ontario recently. [The Star]