As training camp gets closer, the staff here at Blue Line Station is beaming with anticipation. We are all excited to write about the Rangers again, and hopefully in June we will be doing a Stanley Cup Champion piece about the Blueshirts. It has been a long and slow summer for all hockey fans. But the waiting is almost over. Funny, it seems like I’ve heard that somewhere before.
- Roberto Luongo has been on quite the rollercoaster this past year, and he has finally broken the silence. In an interview with TSN’s James Duthie, he said “he might have cried” when he didn’t get traded at the deadline, and “blacked out” when told Schneider was being traded instead. He also stated that he has thought about having the final nine seasons of his contract voided. I understand this can be frustrating for a goaltender, but he doesn’t have to be such a baby about it. Plus, playing for newly hired head coach John Tortorella isn’t going to help much either. But that is just my opinion, what do I know?
- Mikhail Grabovski is officially a Washington Capital. That’s great and all, but is more offense what they exactly needed? They’re sure going to score a lot, and that’s good for them, but their defense is still a weakness and teams are going to expose that, despite your offensive powerhouse. Here’s what Mikhail had to say about joining the Washington organization. “I like the system, it’s an offensive team. I just wanted a team who really wants me,” Grabovski said in a conference call. “The general manager and coach really wanted me. They like how I play, so I chose Washington. I think I can help them.”
— Pete Matthews (@pjmatthews8) August 24, 2013
- This is true, but with a new coach in Vigneault, maybe that will change?
— Tony Scott (@TonyScottNYR) August 24, 2013
- We are counting down the days with you for sure!
— Maggie Martini (@mag_tini) August 24, 2013
- Going to the beach, but doing it right!