For some reason, an afternoon Rangers game always reminds me of the regrettable blue puck days of the ’90s, back when some brilliant Fox executive decided hockey was just one dash of laser tag away from mainstream acceptance
The best part about it was when I actually had to explain to my dad that the puck could only be seen on TV and was not blinding players en masse on the ice.
Although, I guess that could have been sort of exciting, too…
Anyway, some updates as the Rangers prepare for their 1 p.m. start with the Thrashers.
Anyway, the basic gist: given all of Pock’s movement in and out of the lineup this season, maybe the only person who is not too concerned is him. He said he’s grown plenty this season, and the only way to grow more is too keep playing. But he also admits he’s made some mistakes on the defensive side of the ice, and many are those that a more experienced defenseman would avoid.
“It’s still only my fifth year playing defense,” I remember him saying.
What’s interesting is that Pock said there are little things he’s done this year that he could get away with in college and in Hartford, but are very quickly exposed at the NHL level.
I mention all this because I think Pock’s been pretty good overall, excellent on Tuesday against the Devils. But he wasn’t quite as enthused, which shows how two people can see the same game very differently.
I’m assuming he means hockey games. But just to be safe, I should tell him to avoid “Must Love Dogs.”