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Looks like someone hogtied Derek Stepan on the Rangers’ plane


James O’Brien

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

Stepan Tied

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.