The Rangers are doing the off-ice thing today in Florida before hopping a flight to Atlanta. First kayak races in Lake George, then a bike ride in Santa Monica, now a workout at their Florida hotel. Is this a hockey team or some sort of elaborate Club Med vacation?
Meanwhile, a couple of quick updates:
No, that was not an illusion, Jaromir Jagr did lose a couple of teeth last night in the win over Florida. But here’s the good news: none of them were his to begin with. Somehow I don’t think that’s something you hear often in, say, the insurance business.
Colton Orr is day-to-day with back spasms after being slammed by Florida’s Martin Gelinas last night. If you’re Nigel Dawes and you don’t at least play the next game, you have my permission to be completely disenchanted.
Get ready for Hossa on Hossa tomorrow night. The comparisons are inevitable when the two brothers meet in Atlanta. For instance, one is the leading scorer in the NHL and among the brightest stars in the game. The other? Well, he owns skates, too.