Kind of a wild move for the Rangers if you ask me. My boy Fred went down with a shoulder injury this week but the Rangers still have a plethora of “defenseman”. Defenseman is in quotes because Brendan Smith is back to playing like dog shit again, Tony D. can’t keep his cool long enough to play in more than 3 games in a row and for some reason Rangers fans have been stroking Marc Staal as of late. Does this mean another defenseman is injured? This COULD be another injury as Pionk was sidelined with one earlier this week and McQuaid decided to block a slap shot with his entire upper body.
Regardless, the kid is coming up and it should be interesting. Everything I’ve read about his is that he’s a stay at home defenseman, doesn’t shy away from contact and has tremendous leadership qualities, something the Rangers looked at when acquiring him from the Bruins in the first place. Oh, remember when I said he doesn’t shy away from physical contact?
So many questions right now. Are the Rangers trading / waiving one of their defenseman? Is this a cup of coffee for Lindgren? Are the Rangers going to just start rolling the kids now? Coach Quinn was none to pleased with last nights effort so I’m sure every defenseman on the squad is paying attention now.