Even before Larry Brooks and Mark Everson “dropped a haymaker on me”:http://www.nypost.com/seven/02272007/sports/rangers/jagr_on_block_rangers_larry_brooks_and_mark_everson.htm while I had my morning coffee, my sense was that some of my words yesterday may have been misinterpreted.
I’d say shame on you all for not understanding what I was saying. But seeing how I’m the supposed writer here, the blame falls squarely with me.
My point—and Larry’s story on Jaromir Jagr today may end up disproving it—was not that Rangers fans were delusional for wanting the team to be sellers. My point was given this team’s track record, fans were delusional for thinking Glen Sather and Co. would take such a level-headed, forward-thinking approach if they had even the slighest hope of salvaging the season.
Like I said, Larry’s suggestion that Sather has offered up Jagr to other teams may prove otherwise. My reading of the story is that the team’s GM has merely thrown a big piece of bait in the water to see what kind of bite he can get. I’d put the likelihood of it happening as very small. But I’ve never disputed the fact that Brooks has better sources than me, so we’ll just have to see what happens.
And if it ends up holding true, we’ll have to find some punishment for me to win back your support. I’m not sure a minor penalty will do. This could be a major.