Rangers to Start Season Without Their Captain
Added by Gregg Snyder on September 30, 2010.
By: Joe Higgins
On Monday morning during a training camp scrimmage, New York Rangers captain Chris Drury broke his left index finger. After laying out to block a shot Drury will face the consequences by missing at least four weeks including their season opener October 9th at Buffalo and their home opener against the Maple Leafs.
Drury didn’t quite prove to be as great as he was when the Rangers first signed him in 2007, but he still managed to put up 14 goals and accumulate 32 points. Previous to last season, Drury was a solid center that produced 40 to (his career high) 69 points in his past ten seasons making his 2009-10 season of 32 points his career low. However he excelled in the Olympics with team USA even though hockey analysts thought other players would be better suited to take his place. In the preliminary round against Canada, Drury gave the U.S. their go ahead goal, breaking a 2-2 tie and allowing them to go onto win 5-3.
The question is though, with the Rangers losing their captain for the first handful of games of the regular season, which player is going to step up and get the Rangers off to “playoff-contender” start?