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New York Rangers: Tanner Glass Drops the Gloves in First Game Back (Video)

In his first game back with the New York Rangers, Tanner Glass was more than willing to drop the gloves against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

If you ever encounter one of those “smarter than everybody else” New York Rangers fans who call out Tanner Glass for being horrible, just ask him or her one question.

Have you ever played on a team? 

Seriously. Has that person who is currently trashing the Blueshirts latest call-up ever been a part of a sports team? Do they actually understand what makes a team “whole” is more than simply skill that produces stats?

Yes, toughness, that extra attribute is needed at times in order to balance out a club. Does Glass actually provide this for the Rangers? I don’t think so, but that’s a different question for another day. Today, we call out those who trash the man for no good reason.

While he’s not the greatest hockey player, he does, indeed, add something when called upon.

Just take a gander at the video above. In Glass’s first game back with the New York Rangers, he willingly dropped the gloves against the Tampa Bay Lightning for his team, a club who’s currently in desperate need of a little attitude adjustment.

Hey, listen, everybody can’t be the star. Everybody can’t be Rick Nash, Jimmy Vesey or Ryan McDonagh. You do need those gritty guys in the lineup to that team whole.

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