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Ovie yesterday astutely noted that the ice at MSG is bad. That's pretty obvious and yet never discussed.
The Rangers clearly have a big advantage on the perennial slush vs. the visitors. Does the NHL actually regulate ice conditions? What are the tolerances? Do they allow for slushy conditions.
Granted, the venue in question is a center of many activities that tend to raise the temps, but this should not be an excuse for allowing the ice to deteriorate during an NHL game.
There definitely should be huge fines for failing to meet a minimum that is conducive to player health and parity. Does anyone know if this regulated and, if so, how?
According to Pierre Lebrun of ESPN, the New York Rangers are very interested in the Edmonton defenseman, who would be willing to waive his no-trade clause to help the Oilers and play in New York.
But to make it happen, as Lebrun said, the Rangers would need to create cap room by shedding the contracts of either Michal Rozsival ($5 million cap hit; will earn $4 million next season and $3 million in last year in 2011-12) or Wade Redden ($6.5 million cap hit; four more years left after this season at $6.5 million for 2010-11 and 2011-12 and $5 million per year in 2012-13 and 2013-14). The only real option on Redden is to send him to the AHL and eat his contract. A buyout next summer doesn’t solve anything because the Rangers would still carry a $2 million cap hit from him for the next eight years.
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