Friday, October 8, 2010

Sauer Out; Eminger In (Updated)

Update, 1:33 p.m.:
Gross now posts that Tortorella is saying the defensive pairings aren't set in stone.

Original Post:
Andrew Gross tweets...

Looks like D Mike Sauer and Fs Tim Kennedy and Todd White are the extras at today's #NYRangers skate and the likely scratches vs. #Sabres.less than a minute ago via HootSuite


Gross also tweets the defensive pairs...

Staal-Girardi
Del Zotto-Rozsival
Eminger-Gilroy

The forward pairs are the same as all week.

...not happy about this at all. If the Rangers don't think Sauer is ready, why didn't they send him back to Hartford. I know he would have had to clear waivers, but putting Eminger out there instead is a joke. He was horrific in the preseason.

...think I'm mad?

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Potter in?

Kevin DeLury said...

Wow, no idea why I had Potter on the brain. Strange.

chef dave said...

eminger-gilroy... I'm officially nervous.

alex said...

gilroy has no luck with his parners, first redden now eminger

John said...

That's a leaky third pair. Gilroy's ability to control the play in the defensive end is pretty suspect in my view. And to pair him with Emminger, who was outplayed in preseason makes little sense. They are not gong to get alot of minutes, its that simple

wonderin said...

Emminger over Sauer? Kwagy!!!!!!Torts afraid to put two youngsters on same line...courage Torts...

KCinMN said...

Agree with letting the kid play since he's up. Would much rather see the rooks make mistakes and learn and grow.

x NyRangerz35 x said...

This makes perfect sense...Someone had to replace Redden out there..Did you honestly think we were finally rid of the defensive torture...Sauer had one of the strongest camps out of the defense group and he gets rewarded by sitting in the press box while the WORST possible defenseman is out there scwrewing up the game.

JOHN said...

GIVE EMMINGER A CHANCE...CALLAHAN DIDNT LOOK GREAT IN THE PRESEASON EITHER, BUT HES A GREAT PLAYER.. EMMINGER WILL BE FINE AS WILL GILROY...YOU GUYS NEED TO RELAX

JN said...

My bet is this is because of the lefty righty thing. It's probably better to have a vet playing the off side than a rookie. I wouldn't imagine this is permanent.

LI Joe said...

kevin you answered your own question they didn't send sauer down for fear of losing him on waivers