I’m back, equipped with my wife’s computer, my wife’s cell phone, but thankfully, my own clothes. A man has to draw the line somewhere.
As for the Rangers, I suppose it’s worth noting that the team they face tonight is the very Capitals team they opened their seasonÃ‚Â against to great expectations on Oct. 5. That game, a 5-2 Rangers win, was a resounding effort by a confident team, and at the time, I had little doubt the RangersÃ‚Â had the ingredients to venture deep into the playoffs.
Ã‚Â And to think, I wasn’t even drinking at the time.
Ã‚Â Because here the Rangers are, losers of their last seven, and perhaps one more humiliating loss away from slipping into total irrelevance (if they haven’t already). You may recall a while back “Tom Renney told me that if the Rangers lost eight in a row”:http://rangers.lohudblogs.com/2006/12/01/renney-whatever-happens-happens/, “weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got a serious problem, and certainly I would personally.”Ã‚Â Well,Ã‚Â now No.Ã‚Â 8 is possibly 60 minutes away tonight. That’s not to say Renney can expect to clean out his office if the Rangers don’t finish 2006 with a W. But as he said himself, it certainly makes the prospect more likely.
Meanwhile, a few updates.
Ã‚Â OK,Ã‚Â that’s all for now.Ã‚Â More later…Ã‚Â