by Patrick Hoffman on 09/08/09 at 04:29 PM ET
From Scotty Hockey:
Puck Central picked up on some tweets that Blair Betts will be trying out for the Flyers.
Well, that sucks.
Not for Bettsy, he certainly deserves a shot to stay in the NHL and it is a damn shame that the Rangers brought in a coach who believes that Henrik Lundqvist can take care of the defensive zone all by himself. Bitter much? Yes, yes I am. He was my favourite Ranger, after all.
All Bettsy did was give his heart and soul to the team, night in and night out - something very (VERY) few Rangers have done over the last two seasons. I still believe that he did more to deserve a letter on his chest than any of the shmos who wore one last season. After the idiot Brashear knocked him out, the Caps came back and scored two power play goals the next game. Coincidence? Not at all. But what’s done is done and Bettsy’s Ranger career is over.
Click here for more from our good pal Scotty. He makes a lot of valid points regarding Betts’s value.
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