If you need evidence that a second assist can be the greatest part of a goal every now and then, New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh’s beautiful move from Sunday might just be Exhibit A:
(You’d almost think that Florida Panthers goalie Tim Thomas would be at risk of suffering another lower-body injury merely trying to defend that.)
J.T. Miller scored the goal and made a nice play of his own to really get things started while Chris Kreider got the primary helper with a brilliant pass of his own.
Lawson Crouse is going back to junior. The big 18-year-old winger confirmed it today on Twitter.
Crouse was drafted 11th overall in June by the Florida Panthers. Despite the club’s belief that Crouse could make “an immediate impact” on the roster, he finished the preseason with just two shots and one assist in three games.
Crouse will return to the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs, with whom he’ll look to improve on his modest point totals from last season.
“I don’t think there’s any pressure on the kid,” coach Gerard Gallant said last week. “If he doesn’t make the team this year he goes back to junior … and will have a lot of success.”
The greatest mullet in sports history is making a comeback.
According to the Miami Herald’s George Richards, Jaromir Jagr says he’s bringing back the party in the back.
“I have to,” Jagr, 43, said.
Jagr’s teammate with the Florida Panthers, goalie Roberto Luongo, appears to have been the lead lobbyist in all this.
Anyway, this is fantastic.