So much for retirement.
Andrew Gross has the latest from prospect scrimmage. White won again, 5-1
First-rounder J.T. Miller showed off some of his two-way skills early in the second half, coming back to the crease to knock away a loose puck, collect it behind the net, then skating up ice and distributing it nicely through the neutral zone before heading to the bench. Goalie Jared Coreau, playing for Blue in the second half, allowed three goals but showed his feisty side when, after covering up the puck, he punched at Andrew Yogan’s leg with his stick when he felt he was being crowded.
Christian Thomas scored for the third straight scrimmage at the Rangers’ prospect development camp, as today’s contest also featured goals by Tommy Grant, Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Carl Hagelin, Samuel Noreau and Taylor MacDougall.
Hagelin’s goal was a redirection of a sizzling slap shot by 2011 fifth-round pick Shane McColgan, as the two seemed to have some chemistry in what was mostly a four-on-four affair. Hagelin’s vision on the ice and ability to get himself in the right position have distinguished the 22-year-old Swede from the University of Michigan this week.
It was a 5-1 win for the White Team today, which has won all three scrimmages, albeit with different rosters each day. Guess the Rangers just do better in white at all levels.
In other news:
- The Rangers will play an exhibition game against EV Zug on October 3 in Zug, Switzerland. "EV Zug", I don't like the way that sounds at all.
- Also, the Rangers resigned John Mitchell, who if I remember correctly was the big splash addition at the trade deadline.
- Keep reading everywhere that Buffalo's new owner is really looking to make a splash tomorrow, and Brad Richards is the way to do it. I would recommend keeping a "Plan B" in mind, Glen.
Thanks for all the kind words today fellas, it is much appreciated.
Ok, back to fishing......