Hank’s New Pads; Maintenance Day for Girardi

Apparently Henrik Lundqvist got some new pads

These are very similar to one of the rumored set of pads he's said to be wearing for Stadium Series games (see here).

…while I like the striping, without the Rangers logo at the top of the pad (as seen on the rumored pads), they seem very plain to me. With the way he bedazzles all his masks and his sense of fashion, I would expect more.

…i also wonder if these are going to be his Stadium Series pads or if he's going with the also rumored pinstriped ones. (see here).

Quiet day at practice with the only news of note that Dan Girardi was given a maintenance day.

…Girardi, similar to everyone else who has struggled for most of the season, seems to be coming around a bit lately. Every except for Stepan, I should say.

…remember how lost he was in AV's defensive scheme earlier this season? Seems a lot more comfortable and confident out there. He's even back to block shots again as evidenced by his nine blocks in the last two games. I wonder if this is boosting his trade value or possibly costing the Rangers more money to re-sign him?

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