Ray Emery (Getty Images)
Ray Emery….I used to think this guy shoulda been boxing instead of in the NHL. He is definitely a changed man and actually a man today. Maybe if he was boxing he wouldn’t have had the meltdown he had, but I don’t think he was mature enough to focus only on his career in the NHL. I think his exile to Russia and then comeback attempt in Philly (ended by a midseason injury) last year was a start toward screwing his head on straight. Well here’s a really good article with a nice summary on his career up until a few weeks ago. He realized how fortunate he was being able to play pro hockey and does not care if he cannot walk in 5 years. Now he’s in Anaheim, again to fill in as a backup, happy about his solid weekend in Texas playing a few games in the AHL for Syracuse. Now he is waiting for the opportunity to get into another game in the NHL. He is definitely ready to play a game in the show after months of rehab. The new Ray Emery is here and is going to make a difference for whatever team he is on whether it is Syracuse or Anaheim or somewhere else.