While it is definitely a little early to claim a player is suddenly worlds better after one game, a player who was struggling severely to score (was it seven or nine goals?), scoring 2 points in his first game with the team is a good sign.
Not to be a downer or anything, but his assist was of the "flukey" variety as well. That being said, I am looking forward to seeing how teams approach the Rangers now that they seem to have two legit scoring lines.
It's really interesting how the Rangers have some many Czech players. Infact they have alot of europeans, just like most teams.
However it got me thinking, when you look back at the Russian 5 on Detroit why don't more teams try this. I am not sure if the Rangers actually planned on having 'The Czech national team' wearing Ny Rangers jersey's or what.
Will they grab more Czech players? Who knows.
It certainly is great for Jagr and it shows. But alot of them seem happy.
I remember years ago Russia (not sure if it was a business man or Russia Hockey League in general) wanted to buy out an NHL team and make it a Russian only or Russian heavy team (might of been the Vancouver Canucks).
Would be real interesting to see how that would all work.
seriously... every user should be banned from now on when bringing up crosby or ovechking for not appearant reason.
and this eck dude is really pissing me off, has like 100 posts and90 of them are like "oh you are a crosby hater"-whining
stop it eck, really, you make yourself look really dumb.
with that being said, please contribute something to the topic or stay out.
as for sykora, very impressive tonight, even though his goal was a fluke, 1 game is definitly too early to say but he seems very confident being in this area, you can feel that he really wants to be in new york, so who knows, maybe hell pick up his play and not only help us advance to the playoffs also over round 1.