Well, I am at least. My little guy, on the other hand, is fighting a fever, which will preclude me from getting to the rink today. And to think, he wasn’t even the one who had two helpings of the fish the other night at the Meadowlands.
Anyway, what this means is instead of listening to the Rangers lament their myriad woes, I’ll be relying on the profound wisdom of Dr. Seuss and Bob the Builder to get us through the day (There’s a joke in there somewhere, I’m sure).
But fear not, I’ll be checking in with the team, and will pass along any pressing news (and here’s one already: Michael Nylander is fine after getting his bell rung against New Jersey, and will play against Atlanta Saturday).
But in the meantime, a few responses to some questions while the little guy settles in for a nap:
Personally, though, I’d be interested to see a full game of what Renney toyed with against the Bruins, specifically Nylander with Shanahan, with maybe Straka between Jagr and Petr Prucha. For one, playing with Nylander might help Shanahan out of his goal scoring slump; and secondly, it would better utilize Prucha, who was again buried on the fourth line in New Jersey.
But what do I know? I’m just a guy who’s been playing with toy trucks all morning….
UPDATE, 1 p.m.: He’s not a captain here, but that won’t stop Brendan Shanahan from being captain of the Eastern Conference All-Star team next week. Joe Sakic will captain the West squad. Question of the day: Would Shanahan be named captain if Jaromir Jagr was playing in the All-Star game?