Maybe Brendan Shanahan is right: results have a way of making everyone happy.
And with that in mind, the Rangers might well just need a power play goal or two and a win against the hapless Flyers, and this team can get past whatever philosophical differences that might exist “not so far below the surface”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070127/SPORTS01/701270387/1034/SPORTS .
Heaven knows they need to. With Pittsburgh’s win over the Stars last night, the Rangers are now two points out of the eighth playoff spot, and perhaps of greater concern, just three points out of 13th place.
The good news is Martin Straka is at last with the team after rising from his sick bed. But it’s still in question whether he’ll skate.
Thomas Pock, meanwhile, is out, something we anticipated happening yesterday, but that still seems to defy reason (other than the team perhaps trying to showcase other defensemen).
As for Peter Forsberg trading dressing rooms and joining the Rangers before the puck drops, don’t count on it. The Flyers’ captain sounded resigned to staying in Philadelphia when asked about it yesterday. But then, maybe that’s just something you say while your agent is working the back channels.
My agent would do the same thing for me, I’m sure.
If I had an agent, that is…