"He suddenly has become a really important player on this team who has played important minutes. His game tends to get better as the game goes along. He isn't naturally a physical player, but over the course of the game he knows he needs to play with a little bit of bite to his game. It doesn't come naturally but he has gotten better at it."Stralman scored his first goal as a Ranger last night and was awarded the Broadway Hat.
On 24/7 last night, John Tortorella said of Stralman, "I've watched you raise your level but I not going to sit on the bench and crawl up your ass and have Sully try to motivate you to play hard every night. You gotta do it yourself for the group, not for us, but for the group. We need you now, right from the get-go. You put yourself in that spot and now you gotta accept the responsibility."
In the Daily News, Tortorella said of Stralman last night,"he's inconsistent at times. He drives me crazy as far as standing up when he plays and just the intensity of it, but he gave us some good minutes tonight."
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