*UPDATE, 5:30 p.m.: Not content with their two-goals-a-game pace of late, the Rangers have called up Ryan Callahan from Hartford. Callahan will practice with the team tomorrow, and will likely play Friday in Atlanta.*
I’m finally done with jury duty.
We sentenced a man to death by firing squad. It was actually kind of fun.
I’m kidding, of course. Instead, it was a mere civil trial involving two neighbors and a misplaced fence. If any of you have problems sleeping at night, call me and I’ll explain more. You should be out within seconds.
Anyway, a couple of quick reactions: our judicial system is utterly flawed, as evidenced by a drawn-out case that in my mind was little more than petty squabbling between two neighbors. There’s no question that a trial could have been avoided. And it DEFINITELY didn’t need to take more than a week to resolve.
That said, it was actually an enriching experience, and I was impressed by the earnest nature of my fellow jurors. As much as we all would have preferred spending the day manning a toll both, it became apparent that we took our responsibility seriously. Should my dark past of bank robbery ever catch up with me, I would hope I get such a reasonable bunch.
Anyway, none of this has anything to do with you so I apologize for the tangent. My colleague Jake Thomases covered for me at practice, and he’ll have a story in tomorrow’s paper. The most pressing news, as expected, is that David Liffiton was called up from Hartford, while Karel Rachunek is expected to undergo an MRI for his MCL sprain later today.
Also, Kevin Weekes was back practicing while Henrik Lundqvist rested.
Once I have more updates, I’ll pass them along.
Again, thanks to everyone for their patience during this week.