Just to give you a small window into the strange dynamic of this time of year: I was just in the Rangers’ dressing room, saw Jason Krog step off the ice, and then saw him talking to Dan Girardi as if it was just another day.
Then I come back to my computer here in the media room, and see that the center was put on waivers, most likely ending his brief career as a Ranger.
My first reaction: No! Not a fellow Wildcat!
My second reaction: Wait, Jason Krog was on the Rangers?
No, I would hardly count this as groundbreaking news on its own. But what it does show is with two open spots on the roster, the Rangers will clearly be bringing in at least one new player between now and tomorrow. Granted, it could be someone from Hartford. But with now less than 26 hours before the trade deadline, my guess is the team has something in the works with another team.
Before I get into some other updates, bear in mind that I’ll be monitoring whatever’s going on over the course of the day, so be sure to check back for details. Right now the Krog move is the only one we know about, but my guess is that will change, especially with this next nugget….
“So if you get a phone call from an Edmonton area code, don’t answer it,” I said.
OK, more later..