I always find it fascinating when you have a player, who doesn’t take any credit for having a good game.
Take Ryan Strome for example. With his first two goals including the game-winner during the last minute of a superb first period of the Rangers’ nice 6-2 win over the Sabres, the game’s number one star didn’t overreact to it. He’s a very even keel and hard working player, who deserves more attention for a good start that’s seen him put up six points (2-4-6) in the team’s first eight games.
The former Islanders fifth overall pick seems to have found something since coming over from Edmonton last season for Ryan Spooner. After putting up solid numbers in a secondary role, he’s continuing to make plays in a contract year as a Group II free agent.
Not only that. He also seems to have a good perspective on things. Here’s a good quote from Strome on last night’s victory that ended a five-game losing skid (0-4-1).
“The most important thing is guys know their identity, guys know who they are. No matter what line you’re playing on, if you bring to the table what you were brought here for, I think we’ll be successful.”
If the rest of the players have that approach, then it should bode well moving forward. Good on Strome for being humble as well as truthful.