Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Your Reward for a Strong Start to the Season...Wind Sprints

Sam Weinman at The Rangers Report notes that Tom Renney put the players through an extended series of sprints today at practice. To which Marc Staal said are "Always a blast." Renney will give the players a day off tomorrow.

Weinman also reports that Renney is still busy evaluating four players (Petr Prucha, Patrick Rissmiller, Dan Fritsche, and Lauri Korpikoski). Renney had this to say about the process...

“It’s more of what we have in front of us, and who gives us the best chance to win. The other side of the equation is if management were to say, ‘We’ve got something going on for that guy. How does that interest you?’ That’s a different equation and we’re not at that equation. We’re looking at these three guys, really four, and identifying who makes our team stronger.”

...i actually like that Renney is skating these guys so hard. This is especially important because the Rangers don't have a bona fide scoring threat and are going to have to outwork and outskate their opponents to win this year.

3 comments :

brian said...

That "strong start" ended 4 games ago, and they are 1-2-1 since then, and gave a crappy effort last night. Sprints were definitely appropriate here, especially since the team doesn't have another game until Friday.

NYRFan said...

You're 100% right. But you've still got to be happy with a 6-2-1 start to the season no matter how it ended.

brian said...

Happy, yes, especially because of the two regular season games across the pond. But the recent trend has been a negative one, and casting a dark shadow over the 5-0-0 start.