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n8 08-31-2010 06:58 PM

Rangers precamp notes + MZA interview
 
http://rangers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=536675

Ryan Callahan, Brian Boyle, Matt Gilroy have joined precamp. Boyle sounds like he worked hard and smart during the summer. Adding muscle and attending power skating school w/ a Olympic skater.


http://rangers.nhl.tv/team/console.j...d=765&id=74853

not sure whose hand Mats was shaking on the ice but they looked the same height. Either he isn't as short as they made him out to be or that other guy is pretty small.

Fitzy 08-31-2010 07:01 PM

Its Drury, who is 5'10". I saw about a 2 1/2 inch difference there.

To me the size issue is overhyped, im more concerned about the change in ice size.

Good that Callahan is there, along with two players who should certainly not plan on being handed a roster spot before camp starts.

Panfork 08-31-2010 07:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by n8 (Post 27603809)
http://rangers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=536675

Ryan Callahan, Brian Boyle, Matt Gilroy have joined precamp. Boyle sounds like he worked hard and smart during the summer. Adding muscle and attending power skating school w/ a Olympic skater.


http://rangers.nhl.tv/team/console.j...d=765&id=74853

not sure whose hand Mats was shaking on the ice but they looked the same height. Either he isn't as short as they made him out to be or that other guy is pretty small.

It's Drury. Drury is only like 5'10", but his knees are little bent there. I'd say MZA is probably 5'7"-5'8".

Fusilli Jerry 08-31-2010 07:02 PM

i'm pretty sure it's drury

n8 08-31-2010 07:18 PM

right, i forgot he was at pre-camp. still doesn't look that much taller. Even if Drury is listed at 30 pounds more, if those two went into a corner together, I don't imagine MZA would be super outmatched. He might lose more battles over the course of an intense shift and he lacks the brains and experience Drury has that could get him out of a jam against a Chara but he looks big enough to still hold his own. Maybe I'll change my tune when I see him shake Boogaard's hand.

SingnBluesOnBroadway 08-31-2010 07:25 PM

Wow, in almost 5 minutes MZA said more than Zherdev ever did here.

Brooklyn Ranger 08-31-2010 07:37 PM

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Originally Posted by SingnBluesOnBroadway (Post 27604265)
Wow, in almost 5 minutes MZA said more than Zherdev ever did here.

MZA has been learning/speaking/exposed to English since he was 7-8 years old. It doesn't surprise me that he's articulate. I just want his skills on the ice to be on that level!

Hanke 08-31-2010 07:47 PM

wow Mats speaks very good english

The Perfect Paradox 08-31-2010 08:10 PM

I was very impressed with his English while watching the interview yesterday as well.

If Boyle is coming back more prepared, then the battle for the bottom lines is going to be really interesting come pre-season.

n8 08-31-2010 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by King Henrik 30 (Post 27604896)
I was very impressed with his English while watching the interview yesterday as well.

If Boyle is coming back more prepared, then the battle for the bottom lines is going to be really interesting come pre-season.

I have a feeling this preseason is going to be one crazy dog fight. The non-aerial type.

Radek27 08-31-2010 11:57 PM

Why doesn't Boyle get a chance to put his big butt right on top of the crease on the PP?

Radek27 08-31-2010 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by n8 (Post 27608345)
I have a feeling this preseason is going to be one crazy dog fight. The non-aerial type.

Agree N8, adding Kennedy is gonna make it even better.

Ola 09-01-2010 01:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Fitzy Duke of NY (Post 27603864)
Its Drury, who is 5'10". I saw about a 2 1/2 inch difference there.

To me the size issue is overhyped, im more concerned about the change in ice size.

Good that Callahan is there, along with two players who should certainly not plan on being handed a roster spot before camp starts.

Kind of agree, in my world, in the game of hockey, you are strong enough or you aren't strong enough. I've never seen a forward get bonuspoints for barely being able to sheild the puck against a bigger D.

My point is just, 5'11 180 lbs or 5'8 170 lbs -- I don't think there is much of a differance.

MZA isn't a extremely good skater. He doesn't fly all over the ice. Concern 1. MZA is extremely good at opening things up, creating offense -- in little space. Will he get a chance to play that style? I think it could be important for him to play with good linemates. Concern 2. He won't get much of that in NY. We saw Leino and Giroux break out in Philly last season, and especially latey last season when they played well. These guys needs to get some support, in Philly late they got that.

donpaulo 09-01-2010 07:56 AM

I am hoping MZA has more speed than Prucha did. It seemed Peter had enough speed to get him into trouble because he had the gumption to go to the net and score. Prucha never had that "extra" gear.

MZA strikes me as a guy who can thrive with the extra man. Adjusting to the smaller surface will be huge for him.

The recent signing of former Sabre could hurt MZA's chances too

but I suspect Christensen will see the pressbox before either MZA or Kennedy do

WhipNash27 09-01-2010 08:43 AM

Just a little tidbit. Someone who works at the rink that I play at (in Brewster) said that he sees Anisimov working with a skating instructor in the mornings I don't remember if he said once a week or every morning, but yeah.

I Am Chariot 09-01-2010 08:58 AM

Rangers need a little luck here, hopefully he figures the NHL out faster than the NHL figures him out.

A real point machine would be just what the doctor ordered

terrrrrible 09-01-2010 10:09 AM

http://twitter.com/AGrossRecord/status/22713151664

Quote:

At #NYRangers skate: 2-0s, 3-0s and 3-3s. Redden beats Lundquist high from the slot.
lulz.

FultonReed 09-01-2010 10:16 AM

^^ s#!t, really? :shakehead

UnderPSI 09-01-2010 10:19 AM

Quote:

Spoke with Mats Zuccarello-Aasen. He'll wear 48
Quote:

Ryan McDonagh has a No. 73 #rangers sweater
http://twitter.com/STEVEZIPAY/

OverTheCap 09-01-2010 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by terrrrrible (Post 27611378)
http://twitter.com/AGrossRecord/status/22713151664

Quote:

At #NYRangers skate: 2-0s, 3-0s and 3-3s. Redden beats Lundquist high from the slot.
lulz.

Who needs Staal? Redden's going to be our best d-man this year for sure!!! :sarcasm:

And seriously, Andrew Gross, spelling Lundqvist wrong?! "U" and "V" aren't even close to each other on the keyboard so it can't be a typo. That's completely unacceptable coming from a beat writer.

Blazephr 09-01-2010 10:21 AM

http://www.snyrangersblog.com/wordpr...x2_28b18a5.jpg

NYRMatt 09-01-2010 10:21 AM

Wooo! I was hoping Zuccarello Aasen would wear 48 instead of 36.

I'm also loving how he will sport his full last name on the back of the jersey.

Loffen 09-01-2010 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SingnBluesOnBroadway (Post 27604265)
Wow, in almost 5 minutes MZA said more than Zherdev ever did here.

Scandinavians in general have no problem with the english language as opposed to most Russians, Czechs, Slovaks etc...

Anyway, Mats definitely has the "nor-english" accent. But it's not as bad as Petter Solberg's though...



LMFAO

x BEUKEBOOM x 09-01-2010 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by TortsNeedsMoreJam (Post 27611507)

And Staal wore #36 and #42 in training camp/pre season before he made The Show.

Doesn't mean much.

How is it a nobody like me can retain this info and apply it to future thought but Grossman who can't spell L U N D Q V I S T and Zipay who is making a big deal about player TC numbers are gainfully employed to represent NYR in one way or another?

SupersonicMonkey* 09-01-2010 11:20 AM

I'm excited to see what Mats can do.

Typically, I'd write off someone as small as him. But he has no history of injuries, especially no head injuries.

And he was playing pro hockey the last couple of years.

If he has good core strength, he can be successful.


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