PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Sam Rosen is the play-by-play voice for the New York Rangers on MSG. He joined the Fan Morning Show on Tuesday to preview tonight’s contest between the Pens and Blue Shirts.
The Rangers have won five straight games in Pittsburgh, and Sam says that is because they are a more disciplined, and structured hockey team than the finesse teams they have had in the past. A fact that Sam attributes to the coaching of John Tortorella.
Columbus forward, Rick Nash, is a hot commodity heading into the trade deadline and the Rangers are one of the front-runners. Sam, however says that the deal may not happen because the Rangers will have to give up established star players, and possible draft picks, which they may not be willing to do.
The Rangers are 28-1 when scoring first in games this season. Sam goes over the reasons why, and mostly places that praise on goaltender, Henrik Lundquivst.
Finally, we get Sam’s thoughts on the Penguins and how an outsider views the team. He considers the team to be one of the top teams in the race for the Stanley Cup if they have Sidney Crosby, but their outlook depends on the captain’s health.
For the entire interview, click below: