If you were engrossed in football yesterday, you likely missed the Rangers first scrimmage of training camp.
Luckily, MSG Network was there to cover it so I have video for you in it's entirety…
…looks like Boyle has "grabbed it" and is taking advantage of the "clean slate" mantra from AV. Not sure what's going to happen when Stepan signs, but for now he seems to be making a nice impression on the new coaching staff.
…Lindberg is really going to have to fall apart in the up-coming preseason games for him not to be a serious candidate to make the Rangers roster out of camp.
…loved watching the defensemen jump into the offense so often. Directly led to two of the five goals in the scrimmage.
…while it's likely to change once Stepan is in camp, I was a fan of the Kreider-Richards-Nash line. During the telecast, Micheletti said that Richards has had great chemistry with Zuccarello in camp. So when the Rangers finally have their full line-up a third line of Zucc-Richards-Pouliot could be solid.
…i think I might have even saw a power play goal. I'm going to have to get used to seeing those again.
Here's Alain Vigneault on Boyle (via New York Post)…
“What stands out to me is that he wants to win,” Vigneault said. “He’s been asking questions and has been very involved in all the video sessions.
“He wants to get on the same page. Whatever role is asked of him, he’s willing to do.”
Vigneault added this on Lindberg…
“You can see that he’s played with men,” Vigneault said of Lindberg, who played the last three seasons with Skelleftea of the Swedish Elite League. “Him being a centerman right now at this time, with that amount of speed and puck protection skill that he has, he’s going to get a real solid look.
“He’s impressed not only myself and the coaching staff, but he’s impressed management since Traverse City [rookie tournament],” he said. “So there’s a possible surprise that, as I mentioned, talent has no age.”
For Vigneault's post scrimmage thoughts, click here.
For a full game recap, go to Blueshirts United.