And speaking of the Rangers, they at least made one smart cap move this year by making Wade Redden the highest paid player in AHL history. Any good will made by that move was erased by the aforementioned Boogie Man signing though. Both teams are missing their Slovakian Marian's, both down with the dreaded "upper-body injury". The Rags are also without Chris Drury and Vinny Prospal, which is no good. They do still have Henrik Lundqvist though.. and that's not too bad. He's got a solid .921 SV% but that's also saddled with a 2.76 GAA, possibly because the Rangers are allowing 33 shots against per game - which is bad enough for 24th in the league (sadly, the Hawks are allowing 32.5 which puts them at 22nd... ugh). Their PP% (15.4) and PK% (77.3) aren't great either. Despite missing their big names and not having any stats that really stand out at you, they're doing pretty well this year. They're sitting in the 8th spot in the East and a win tonight will tie them with Pittsburgh and Philly (if they lose in regulation) for the top spot in the conference. Oh.. and Sean Avery is still a tool.
Lets Go Hawks