Ryan Spooner is really cuddling up to this opportunity to make waves with the New York Rangers. After collecting two assists in his Rangers debut (being involved in both goals in a 3-2 overtime loss to Detroit), Spooner topped himself last night, generating three more assists as the Rangers managed a 6-5 overtime win against the Vancouver Canucks. Vladislav Namestnikov made a great first impression with the Rangers, scoring a goal and an assist during last night’s debut. It almost makes you wonder if the Rangers might embrace this new, post-trade deadline reality and just be … messy fun? Naturally, it’s not reasonable to expect Spooner, 26, to generate 2.5 assists per game during his stay with the Rangers – however long that is. Still, plenty of people must feel vindicated that they pointed out that, despite some bumpy times with the Boston Bruins, he’s quietly carved out some nice numbers. In 39 games this season, Spooner managed a solid 25 points for the B’s. Rick Nash, meanwhile, generated 28 points (though with 18 goals) in his final 60 games with the Rangers.
Spooner presents Rangers with another tough future decision
Pro Hockey Talk | Mar 2