When the Rangers take the ice against the Washington Capitals tonight they could have a very different look on the power play as Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that Derek Stepan worked the point with Michael Del Zotto on the first unit during practice yesterday.
Brad Richards, Rick Nash and Ryan Callahan were the forwards.
The second unit consisted of Dan Girardi and Anton Stralman on the points with Marian Gaborik, Carl Hagelin and Chris Kreider the forwards.
…the Rangers have tried Stepan on the point before in his career with negative results. I remember him have trouble holding pucks in at the blueline and Torts abandoning the idea quickly. But hey, things are so bad with the extra man unit, I'm down for anything.
…i feel like a broken record, but if Stepan can get the puck on net from the point, while the forwards actually generating traffic in front there is a possibility of turning it around without having to bring in outside help (ie Zuccarello).
…i also love that Torts has Kreider on the second unit. Get that kid in as many situations as possible.
Speaking of the Rangers power play…
NYR asst Mike Sullivan likely on short list for top job in old haunts TB and BU…Probably best not to include NYR PP stats on resume
— Larry Brooks(@NYP_Brooksie) March 24, 2013
…maybe Sullivan getting the Tampa job is what the Rangers power play needs.
…assuming not too many Rangers fans would be upset if Sullivan got the job.
Tampa fired head coach Guy Boucher last night.