A late start to the day, in large part due to another bout of illness rolling through Blog Headquarters. We are a resilient bunch, however, so not to worry.
On then to some quick updates:
One not-so-small request: If you’re going to bring players up and give them a taste of the NHL, then you have to put them in a position to succeed. That means significant ice time no matter what the price. I know we’ve seen a bit of Ryan Callahan and Nigel Dawes this year, but neither were ever put in a position where they could establish any rhythm (Jarkko Immonen was a bit different seeing he at least started on a line with Brendan Shanahan). Unless the Rangers give them that chance this time, there’s little reason to expect much better of a result.
As for who’s on the way up, we’ll know for sure tomorrow, but the obvious favorite is Brandon Dubinsky given that he’s a natural center ice man. Stay tuned for updates.
Also, the player introductions: it’s OK guys, you can smile. We all know you’re tough. But this is the All-Star game, so there’s need to look like you’re about to face a firing squad.
OK, that’s all for now.