March 11, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, New York Rangers defenseman Adam Fox (23) shoots the puck during the second period against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
The New York Rangers have held their second day of training and scrimmage as they prepare for their first preseason game against the Islanders tomorrow.
Apparently things got a little physical between Alexis Lafrenière and Ryan Lindgren during the scrum which was noted by Newsday’s Colin Stephenson. “Lindgren just dropped Lafrenière again, stayed on top of him for a minute, got up slowly and skated to the bench”, he tweeted. “Lafrenière got up, skated to say something to Lindgren before going to his own bench.”
Asked about this incident, Gérard Gallant replied jokingly: “I saw nothing.” The head coach made a laugh with his response and continued with, “Seriously, I didn’t see anything. Hope they had a little fire. It won’t hurt anything.
Here is today’s schedule:
- Scrimmage of teams 2 and 3… 10h00-11h30
- Team 1 goalie on ice… 11:45 am-12:15pm
- Team 1 practice… 12: 15-15: 45 PM
Adam Fox talks about the Olympics
Fox was second overall in scorers for blue line defenders with 47 points last season. His 42 assists were the highest by an NHL defenseman and he was seventh in total ice time.
The reigning Norris Trophy winner was asked about the Olympics and if he had been told by the US team to join Beijing.
“Yeah, there was stuff on the long list, it was obviously cool to get that and something to look forward to,” Fox revealed.
It would be hard not to see that the United States team, which Chris Drury and assistant general manager Ryan Martin also have connections with, have already put Fox on the roster. Plus, former head coach David Quinn is the team’s assistant coach and loves Fox.
“Representing your riding is something I’ve always wanted to do,” admitted Fox. “I had the chance to play for the USNTDP team and have participated in the World Juniors twice. The Olympics are the biggest stage and I think every player wants to represent their country. “
The next big question is this; Will Ryan Lindgren be his defense partner?
Ryan Reaves is not here for Tom Wilson
The New York Rangers have been chasing Ryan Reaves for years and he even admitted it was the case yesterday when asked. “I once told my wife that I’m probably going to end up in New York at some point,” he said with a smile. “And here we are.”
At 34, he is now the oldest member of the team but he is a physical specimen. Standing at 6-2 ″ and an absolute weight of shredded 225 pounds, Reaves looks like he can play another decade if he wants to.
Yesterday he wanted to do something very clear. He’s not here to deal only with Tom Wilson of the Capitals. Reavo, as his friends and foes call him, is there to hold every opponent accountable.
“I’m not here because of Tom Wilson. I’m here because of what players like Tom Wilson bring to his team, and Cal Clutterbuck and (Matt) Martin bring to their team, ”Reaves said. “It doesn’t matter which player, team, whether we’re in the east or the west. I hold everyone responsible. It doesn’t matter what happened last year. What happens this season matters and everyone will be held responsible when they face our team. “
Jack Eichel business talk
According to an insider, the teams are ready to make a deal for Eichel… but with conditions. Read more here.