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Micheal Haley

5:21PM: After Rangers practice today, John Tortorella was asked about Haley.

Tortorella said, via Ranger Rants, that he has been surprised how well Haley has been able to handle himself and keep up with the pace. He said that he didn't want to compare him to Brandon Prust and said that he's done the things we've asked him to do and he hasn't hurt us defensively."

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In the third period last night, Micheal Haley was promoted to the Rangers second line where he skated with Ryan Callahan and Derek Stepan.

Haley played 5:27 in the third period last night which is more than the total amount he played in two of his five games with the Rangers this year.

In total, Haley played 10:06 which is 3:06 more than his previous season high.

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"There'll be emotion for sure, but there's no ill feelings towards them. They gave me my break." - via Newsday
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The Rangers come to town tomorrow and they'll be without Marc Staal, who took a horrific shot to the eye thanks to a deflected puck last night (video here, but be warned it's not fun to watch) at the Garden. The Rangers went on to win, it was their third in a row, but the talk this morning is about Staal and his eye. Deadspin wonders if the NHL will mandate visors before it's too late, but it's already too late if you remember?Bryan?Berard, who had his career derailed due to a similar instance.

But the truth is that the grandfathering in of visors is something that is coming. It's just a matter of time until the NHLPA agrees to it. What it takes to get them to agree to it; probably a?gruesome?on-ice incident. Is the shot to Staal's face enough? We'll see.

The Rangers have also called up Michael Haley and that resulted in Scott Hartnell taking a swipe at Haley on the Rangers' bench last night. Should be interesting tomorrow.

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Over the summer the Rangers signed Micheal Haley to a two-year contract to be a depth player and provide a physical presence that was lost when Brandon Prust signed in Montreal.

In an interview with the Whale, Michael Haley said that he tries to do a bit of everything on the ice. "since I started playing pro hockey I did whatever I needed to do to climb the ranks. I like to think that I can have an overall game and bring that every night."

Haley said that he often gets compared to teammate Kris Newbury.

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Bob Crawford of the Connecticut Whale looks at some of the moves that the organization has made this summer and on Micheal Haley writes "pound-for-pound, for my money, one of the tougher guy in the league, and made himself into a pretty effective offensive player in four years with Bridgeport, earning 43 total games with the Islanders."

Hockey's Future has said of Haley in the past "Although not big in stature, Haley never backs down from protecting his teammates and loves to fight."

On Haley, Kevin Schultz said "A lot of Islander fans clamor for him to be on the NHL roster because of this fun-to-watch mentality and because he ?can actually play.? That?s a very broad definition though as he?s a .5 ppg player in the AHL and his only comparable on the roster at the time was Trevor Gillies, who literally couldn?t do anything other than fight. It?s easy to say one player can play hockey when the other is a heavyweight boxer on skates. ?

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Earlier in the week, Kevin Schultz of Islanders Point Blank gave a report on new Ranger Micheal Haley.

Here, Kevin explains how Haley became a "lightning rod" for the Islanders fan base:

Haley is the Tim Tebow of the Islanders, for lack of a better comparison (Tebow at least has some football skill). But he's a huge lightning rod with the fans who seem to think he's the cure all for the team's problems. That all comes from two springs ago when the Islanders had that huge rumble with the Penguins. Haley, among others, stood up for his team and channeled the frustrations of the fanbase. His memorable moment was charging after the Pens goalie (Brent Johnson) who had KOed DiPietro in a previous game.

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Yesterday the Rangers signed former Islander Michale Haley to a two-year deal.

I asked SNY's Kevin Schultz, of Islanders Point Blank, to give me a report on Haley and the kind of player that he is.

"He's a bit undersized for a fighter but will take on anyone and can hold his ground against most anyone. I'd compare him to a Tasmanian Devil who gets wound up and flies around the ice. A lot of Islander fans clamor for him to be on the NHL roster because of this fun-to-watch mentality and because he "can actually play." That's a very broad definition though as he's a .5 ppg player in the AHL and his only comparable on the roster at the time was Trevor Gillies, who literally couldn't do anything other than fight. It's easy to say one player can play hockey when the other is a heavyweight boxer on skates. "

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Katie Strang tweets that the Rangers have signed Micheal Haley to a two-year deal.

Haley, 26, played 14 games for the Islanders last season. He has played 43 games in his career and accumulated 151 penalty minutes.

Strang notes that the first year of the two-year deal is a two-way deal but the second year is a one-way deal.

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