That would be me, which should hardly come as a surprise to those of you who know this site well.
But after anointing “Jason Krog as Jaromir Jagr’s linemate for the foreseeable future”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070209/SPORTS01/702090423/1046/SPORTS, it now looks like Krog won’t even play tonight against the Lightning.
Why the reversal from Tom Renney? Consider the three variables.
1.) He was never planning on using Krog with Jagr and he was just keeping everyone off balance.
2.) He was planning on using Krog with Jagr until he emerged from a hypnotic trance.
3.) He was planning on using Krog with Jagr until he saw something, either in his opponent or his own lineup, that prompted him to change his mind.
I know some of you would suggest a fourth option, that Jagr cornered Renney in a dark hallway and demanded that the fouth-line-journeyman be removed from his side. But as Jagr told me yesterday, he was on board, and I happen to believe him.
Anyway, I was at least right in that Renney is jumbling his lines against the Lightning, and my guess is these combinations will be a tad more palatable. Note the reunion of the beloved “COP” line, along with Marty Straka taking a rare turn at center.
Anyway, something to look for.