True story: after getting home well past midnight last night, woke up early this morning to help get my wife and son out the door, then went back to sleep for a few hours. Woke up again, realized I was late for the morning skate out in Jersey, and rushed out the door with my shirt untucked and my jacket in my hands.
Ten minutes down the Hutchinson River Parkway, I realized I wasn’t going to make it, then remembered it was an optional skate and that most of the team wouldn’t be there anyway. So I turned around, came back home, and here we are.
The moral of the story—other than the fact that I’m a complete idiot—is that you’re better served getting an early start and having a plan. I’m not sure the Rangers have had much of one lately, so instead they’ve been like me, flailing around aimlessly in their efforts to make up for lost time.
Naturally, this would seem to apply to yesterday’s acquisition of Sean Avery, a deal that might help energize a team that is devoid of any real punch, but isn’t likely to be enough to get them into the playoffs. Had the Rangers held off the Red Wings last night at the Garden, I might have a slightly different outlook. But that game was “so devastating on so many levels”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070206/SPORTS01/702060381/1034/SPORTS I’m not sure they can ever recover.
With that in mind, a few other thoughts:
OK, more later when I have it…