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Looks like someone hogtied Derek Stepan on the Rangers’ plane

Feb 20, 2012, 2:56 PM EDT

Courtesy New York Rangers forward Brandon Prust comes this picture from the team flight:

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Caption: “Have a good flight @DerekStepan21 #hogtied by @BDubi17

Two notes:

1) New York plays in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, so I’m assuming the Rangers are flying to the ‘Burgh. That’s around two hours, max…if they really wanted to torture Stepan, they’d make Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood the in-flight movie.

2) Since Stepan’s no longer a rookie, being hogtied is probably in response to him scoring his first-ever overtime winner yesterday and getting the Broadway Hat. Everybody knows the best way to keep a youngster’s head from getting inflated is by cutting circulation at the wrists.

  1. rosselliott - Feb 20, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    Maybe he was just informed he’s being traded to Columbus as part of a Rick Nash deal and they had to subdue him–Air Marshall style!

  2. hanktheking - Feb 20, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Stepan>Nash.

  3. brian32556 - Feb 20, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    The Rangers have great chemistry right now. Can’t deny Nash IS a great player. Just would hate to see them upset the apple cart.

  4. taytay099 - Feb 20, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Imagine if Sather made a trade for Nash and it didn’t work out. He sure would be hated. With his track record would you be surprised? Pretty sure the only big name trade that ever worked for him was Jagr and for some reason he refused to resign him. If I was a Rangers fan I’d be nervous about what Sather does at the deadline.

  5. firemarshal1 - Feb 20, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Glen, don’t be stupid. Let Burke make a dumb trade for Nash.

  6. mrskunitzdrippinlips - Feb 21, 2012 at 6:40 AM

    wow what a stupid story. nothing else to write about? you know you could always give us an update on soup can sid. procrosbytalk always loves an update!! soup can army and the franchise have spoken

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