Twenty-four hours can be a really long period of time. On Tuesday, there was so much uncertainty surrounding the Rangers, their trade deadline plans, and what this team would look like for the foreseeable future. Welp, we know now. Here are your morning notes.
The biggest story, which in case you somehow missed, was the Rangers blockbuster trade that sent Ryan Callahan and two draft picks to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Martin St. Louis. There's obviously a lot to say on this topic, so I'll try to break it down into specific categories:
- On St. Louis' Rangers debut, in which, he looked pretty good. [Blueshirt Banter]
- The highlights of St. Louis' very decorated Tampa Bay career. [NY Post]
- Steve Yzerman made the most of a bad situation. [ESPN]
As that last bullet alluded to, there was a game last night, and after scoring two shorthanded goals to erase a 2-0 deficit, the Rangers ultimately fell to the Maple Leafs in overtime. Some recaps. [Blueshirt Banter] [NY Post] [Daily News] [The Record] [Newsday] [Blueshirts United]
It was really a truly hectic and amazing trade deadline. Other big names that were dealt include the likes of Marian Gaborik, Thomas Vanek, Matt Moulson, Ryan Miller, Roberto Luongo... the list goes on. If you missed anything, I highly recommend checking in with SB Nation's NHL trade deadline hub. [SB Nation NHL]