Jun 14, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Boston Bruins right wing Jaromir Jagr during practice the day before game two of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Two for Roughing: NHL News and Notes [August 21, 2013]

Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

So we’re getting closer, can you feel the air getting warmer again? Sure we’re in the dog days of summer, the summer heat is slowly coming back for a short period of time, and yes! Hockey is near. We’re 21 days away from the start of training camp, and we simply cannot wait, and are very excited to see the battles that will come out of camp. Who will see the ice more, will Derek Stepan be in camp with a new contract?

Things like this have us eager, nervous, anxious for the season to start. A new challenge is ahead for the Rangers and new head coach Alain Vigneault. How will the team respond to his new method of coaching? How will the team respond to him in general. Things will slowly start being answered once training camp starts, and we’ll have a better idea when the team starts in game action.

Some news for you, as there were a few interesting tidbits yesterday, and early this morning floating around:

Jaromir Jagr stated yesterday on his Facebook page, that there is “a good chance” that the 2013-2014 season will be his last one. He’ll enter the season at a ripe age of 42 years old, and we noticed during the Bruins extended run in the playoffs last year, that he still can show flashes of his old self. But, there were times where his age showed. He finished the playoffs with 10 assists, as he couldn’t find the back of the net. Will this be Jagr’s final season in the NHL? There’s a good possibility, too bad he’s not going to see playoff action this season with the Devils, I’m sure he’ll get moved at the trade deadline so he can get one more shot at glory.

An article up on SNY Rangers Blog stating that the Rangers overachieved under former Coach John Tortorella. While some of Adam Rotter’s points in the article are valid. The last night in his opinion is what matters the most: the Rangers have had goalie Henrik Lundqvist since after the first lockout in 2005-2006, and with him, they haven’t looked back. Now, will things be different this season? Sure, new coach, new style to learn, new game plan to learn. But the Rangers will be fine. Will they be atop the conference? Probably not, but they will fight for a playoff spot.

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Ah, what hockey fans have been waiting for, the NHL14 demo. We’ll post our thoughts about the inital reactions of the demo. So far I’ve been in 10 fights in 4 minutes of game play.

All are anxiously waiting to hear news about what is going on with our number one center. Hopefully something soon, give us something GLEN!

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