Moore Excited to Be Back; Stralman Talks New Coaches

Yesterday, a familiar face was back at the MSG training facility for the first time since agreeing to a second go around with the Rangers…

For Moore's entire interview, visit Blueshirts United.

In case you forgot what Moore looked like wearing the Rangers logo, he gave us a reminder yesterday…

…got to love how legitimately excited he is about being a Blueshirt again. And I think the fans feelings towards him are mutual.

…after having a top 10 penalty kill for the previous three years, the Rangers dropped to 16th last season. Which is likely one of the biggest reasons the Rangers were interested in Moore. I'd have to think the Rangers faceoff ineptness was just as important.

Moore wasn't the only one talking at the training facility as Anton Stralman discussed the Rangers new defensive coach Ulf Samuelsson, who is a legend in Sweden…

"Samuelsson was the head coach with Modo (SEL) back home and they played a real offensive game and their Dmen were joining the rush all the time. I hope he comes with those ideas. He didn't play the way he coaches."

For the full interview, including his thoughts on new assistant coach Scott Arniel, visit Blueshirts United.

…it's very odd to think of Samuelsson as someone who emphasizes defensemen pushing the puck on offense. But hey, just because he was a liability in the offensive end, doesn't mean he can't be a great influence on the Rangers defensive corps, especially for a guy like Stralman, who has yet to tap his full potential in the offensive end.

…i also found Stralman's lack of having anything real positive, other than he's a great guy, to say about Arniel very interesting.

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