Friday, October 31, 2008

Valiquette Should Start Tomorrow in Toronto

Despite Henrik Lundqvist having an all-world start to the season, the Rangers need to make sure he gets appropriate rest so that he's not run down for the "dog days of winter" and is fresh for the stretch run.

Tom Renney has mentioned recently that he would like to see Steve Valiquette play very soon. Tomorrow in Toronto is the perfect spot. Last year Valiquette was 2-0 with a 2.08 goals-against-average against the Maple Leafs. And this year Toronto is hardly an offensive juggernaut with a 2.42 goals-a-game average, good for 23rd in the league.

Toronto is also Valiquette's hometown and we all know how Renney likes to parade the hometown kid in front of his family and friends. See Prucha in Prague and Fritsche in Columbus earlier this year.

Plus Sam Weinman at The Rangers Report, who is obviously a lot closer to the team and Renney than I am, says that it sounds like Valiquette will be getting the start tomorrow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's nice having a backup you can count on.