The rift between center Derick Brassard and former coach Scott Arniel, dating back to their days with the Columbus Blue Jackets, has been extinguished now that the two have re-joined forces in New York.
-- The "clean slate" mantra implemented by new Rangers coach Alain Vigneault appears to extend beyond the ice.
Zibanejad, 23, had 51 points for Ottawa last season and set career highs in: Zibanejad has a cap hit of .625 for next season and is an RFA after the season.
I watched their highly produced wedding video, and…Cam Talbot’s wife Kelly Talbot is a Texan from Dallas who works for some packaging company now.
He was ranked 11th by The Hockey News in the 2011 draft and was selected sixth overall by Ottawa. According to Renaud Lavoie, the Rangers and Senators had been talking about this trade dating back to the draft but it was held off until after the Rangers paid Brassard a million dollar bonus on July 15.
Adam Rotter: I think this is a tough trade for people to digest right away because Brassard has been one of the Rangers best forwards since he was initially acquired and Zibanejad is not a player a lot of people know about.
Derick and I talked about it then and cleared the air.”Arniel said he didn’t want to talk about the situation then, and doesn’t want to now, either. That starts with their time together in New York, where Arniel looks forward to witnessing Brassard’s continued improvement.
The young pivot, who was traded to the Rangers in April, notched five goals and 11 points in 13 regular-season games after joining the team, and had 12 points in the team’s 12 playoff contests. “It seems now you can just see his confidence with the puck ...