Earlier, I put up a two part hockey podcast. In the first segment, I broke down the Islanders getting blown out of Tampa 8-0 in Game Five last night. Steven Stamkos finally broke out with two goals and Brayden Point continues his torrid scoring to tie Reggie Leach for most consecutive playoff games with a goal. What went so wrong for Barry Trotz’ club? Is tomorrow the end at Nassau Coliseum? Plus some thoughts on Vegas and the Canadiens after Game Four. Game Five is tonight.
In the second segment, I give my initial observations on the official hire of new coach Gerard Gallant by the Rangers. He becomes the 36th coach of the franchise. Gallant had some very interesting things to say about what makes a team successful. He wants the Rangers to be the “hardest working team in the NHL.” Strong words that are meaningful for the direction they need to take. Team President and GM Chris Drury wants the team to have a new captain. Something that’s necessary for the locker room and during games. I give my suggestion. Plus more thoughts on the roster moving forward.
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I’ll have more later on the new Rangers coach Gallant.