Behind the scenes of the curious ritual of the Rangers’ on-ice entrance

This was a job for Chris Kreider, cub reporter.

Last week after a morning skate at the Rangers’ practice rink, I asked Jimmy Vesey about the order of the procession onto the ice preceding warm-ups and each period.

Then I sat down next to Jacob Trouba to discuss the same subject when Kreider moseyed over to eavesdrop. Immediately upon identifying the topic, the winger volunteered to ask Alexander Wennberg how he found his place in the line after being acquired from Seattle a day before the trade deadline.

Kreider, you should know, is the most finicky of the group on this matter, named by both Vesey and Trouba as the only Ranger “who really cares.”


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