Thursday, March 3, 2011

Shuttle Service?

Are the Rangers going to have that shuttle they had running last year between Hartford and NYC again this year?  So, far it looks like that might be a possibility due to the unfortunate injury to Marty Biron.  Cam Talbot was recalled from the ECHL that day to be the back-up in his place.  Two days later he was sent to the minors and Chad Johnson was recalled from the AHL.  Have the Rangers started the shuttle service up again where Johnson and former Rangers prospect Matt Zaba were basically shuttled back and forth between the two cities on game days and days off when the Rangers lost faith in Steve Valiquette and waived him to the minor?  I thought it was absurd last year, but it kinda makes sense this season since there are 17 games left and the Rangers are going to have Henrik Lundqvist play the remaining games to try to keep the Rangers in the playoffs.  The shuttle bus will allow for Chad Johnson to have more exposure in the NHL as well as give him the opportunity to still play games and develop down playing for the Whale.  Let's see if this really happens....

                                                Chad Johnson (January 29, 2010 - Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America)