…reader Laurie, who correctly guessed my mystery linemate as Valeri Kamensky, an All-Star with the Colorado Avalanche who had two injury plagued seasons with the Rangers from 1999-2001.
A consolation prize goes to DoodieMachetto, who was wise enough to endorse Laurie’s guess.
A couple of things:
A supposed friend of mine and defenseman in our skate gave away a crucial clue by saying the mystery linemate is European. I’d like to say there will be retribution, but the guy is a lot bigger than me.
We’re all well aware that Kamensky’s tenure with the team did not pan out as planned. But keep in mind he was battling a couple of serious injuries at the time. Furthermore, there is a very good chance I’ll be lining up AGAINST him one of these days. Get the hint?