Interesting line of text in Zip's blog at the end of his mid-term report card.
And maybe MSG needs to pull back on the Rangers' string of demands and commitments for promotion and marketing and allow the players more time for hockey and non-business activities. The place is always sold out, merchandise is selling, how much more awareness and dough do they need to generate and establishing an identity for players? Winning more will provide plenty of rewards. It's a results business.
Of course its no excuse, but you have to think after a while it can wear a guy down. The focus should be on the ice, he's right about that.
Makes you wonder if its like this everywhere for the players or if its extra demanding for the Rangers being that they are in NYC.
But rather interesting to see Zip comment on this, especially since he's around the team on a daily basis.
I agree, these guys are paid to play hockey not be public awareness spokesmen for every other orginization that is looking for a donation & free exposure, I'm all for giing of ones time & charities, but you have to draw a line @ somepoint & think of the well being of the yourself & the team, also it's up to the coaching staff to help set the limits as well.