Thread: News Article: Rangers can't wait for 'normal life'
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10-09-2011, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Osminator View Post
6 pre-season games vs. NJ, Philly and the Islanders... Thank you very much... that's all they need... if NYR management wants to spend $, throw in a Florida trip vs. the Panthers and Tampa Bay... none of this Euro BS... (and I'm saying this as a Euro)
I agree--those are the kinds of preseason games that get the team ready. The new guys get to see what it's really like--lots of hitting and a lot of fights in a more contained space.

I can understand how it's a big deal to guys like Henrik (our most important player0 to get to a chance to play in front of friends and family--the Rangers flew into and out of Slovakia on the same day so I don't think it meant nearly as much to Gaborik. In any case the larger ice surfaces and less physical nature of the European game is not the best way to prepare for an NHL regular season.

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