Sunday, January 31, 2010

Rangers @ Avalanche (Game 56)

The New York Rangers (24-24-7) will visit the Colorado Avalanche (30-17-6)tonight at the Pepsi Center starting at 8:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.

Ranger Pregame Notes

TV: MSG, Radio: WNYM (970AM)

Sorry don't have time for full pre-game notes, but Steve Zipay and Andrew Gross, via Twitter, both report that John Tortorella was 35 minutes late for his usually pregame presser. Some trade speculation.

They also report Henrik Lundqvist is again out with the flu. Apparently it's so bad that he's not even available to play if Johnson gets lit up. Torts says Johnson will have to "grind it out." Why was Zaba not summoned from Hartford? Let's just hope Johnson doesn't get hurt or Torts might have to put Avery between the pipes.

Brashear & Kotalik are scratches.


Evan S said...

You were right, the rangers are having an internal issue. Brooks and Carp are reporting that Kotalik bailed on the team after finding out he was about to be traded. Major crisis in the locker room.

Sean Avery 16 said...

Evan, how do you know that Kotalik bailed on the team?.. what i dont understand is why is kotalik getting paid 3 million dollars a year do sit in the pressbox and watch.. Also brashear that bum, getting paid 1.7 i believe.. Brashear has nothing left. Why not go out and try to get Colton Orr?.. I was hoping we were in the Phaneuf mix.. Do you see any big names coming here,and for who.. This team needs to do something real quick.

Sean Avery 16 said...

sam and joe just talked about kotalik. they dont know the details of the trade yet

Evan S said...

Sorry, the information has been sketchy. According to Maloney on the radio, Kotalik did not come with the team on the trip to Phoenix and is still in New York pending the trade, in which apparently there is a complication. It was falsely reported that he left the team.

Sean Avery 16 said...

Yeah its no problem its not your fault. Sam and Joe said that he was told to go home by team management. I dont know what this could mean going forward. Any rumors?