Brooks writes, "In New York, we expect our top athletes to make top dollar. All we expect in return is effort. That?s what this town is assured of getting from this group of Rangers that has evolved into a self-sustaining, self-governing body that quite cheerfully turned last week?s informal skates into a mini-Tortorella obstacle course in preparation for an accelerated camp scheduled to begin today."
Brooks spoke with Rangers GM Glen Sather who said "There are a lot of variables, a lot that can happen in a short season like this one, but one thing you can count on with this team is how much the players care.?