Archive for November 10th, 2007


Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Rangers to Start Valiquette

Rangers Rumors & News

Yes the headline is correct, after sitting all 16 games the New York Rangers have played so far the former Islander Stephen Valiquette is finally getting a start.

With Henrik Lundqvist red hot it is no mystery why Valiquette has not gotten a start yet this year, but you knew it had to happen sooner or later.  Lundqvist has been one of the better goalies in the NHL this season with a 8-7-1 record and a 1.62 GAA and a .940 save percentage.  He is also second in the league with four shutouts.  He had five all of last season.

Valiquette will make his first start tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

In his career Valiquette has faced Toronto just once and it was only for 24 minutes.  He faced 11 shots and stopped all of them.  This is just his second start during his career with the Rangers which came last season after he replaced veteran Kevin Weekes who went down with an injury.

This is as good a time as any to …

Yankees Rumors & News

According to Joe Torre, Alex Rodriguez could be wearing Dodger next season. “It’s possible,” Torre said Friday before his annual Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation gala. Via ESPN.com

“You’ve got four or five clubs maybe that figure to be in the sweepstakes. There aren’t a lot of clubs that are going to be able to pay the money.”

If A-Rod decides to join Torre out west, he’ll join hitting coach Don Mattingly as another former Yankee wearing Dodger blue, as well as former Yankees 3rd base coach Larry Bowa.

The relationship between Torre and A-Rod seems to be on good ground after this past season, which saw Rodriguez post remarkable numbers (.314 avg 54 HR 156 RBI).

“All I know is it was very comfortable for both of us,” the manager said. “And I think my being uncomfortable came from the fact that I didn’t think he was as comfortable. This year he just seemed to be a different guy in spring training.”

Rodriguez is likely to pick …

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