"When I lost my job in Tampa I just didn't know what is going to happen," Prospal said. "I felt I'm a good enough player to be playing in the NHL, but look now and there are still guys out there that don't have a job. I'm very fortunate that when I got bought out there was a spot open here and it's working. I understand it may not work for everybody, but I always played my best hockey under Torts."
Tortorella talks about his relationship with Prospal...
"The thing that draws me to him is I just think he competes and I don't think he gets enough credit for how hard he competes," Tortorella said. "He does some stupid things and he's a pain in the butt sometimes with other things that go on, but what draws me to him is he always competes. That's a good thing for a coach and a player. That's a good thing to draw one another together."
...Prospal my be the most under-rated signing for the Rangers since what feels like forever. And pencil-in the Kotalik signing right below it.