Believe it or not, this is actually my first trip to the Coliseum since the sluggish days of the preseason, having been derailed first by vacation, and then by jury duty. I have to be honest: I haven’t really missed it.
Case in point, there is a bird literally flying through the rafters as I type, narrowly avoiding the assorted hanging banners. So if you suddenly see something on Rick DiPietro’s shoulder midway through the first period, you’ll know where it came from.
A few updates:
Saying Chris Simon couldn’t apologize earlier because of potential legal charges, the Islanders have apparently reached out to Ryan Hollweg through the Rangers in hopes of setting up a meeting between the two players. But for obvious reasons — i.e. the teams are about to ram each other through the side boards– the timing wasn’t right this morning. Whether something happens postgame remains to be seen.
In the spirit of democracy, I’ll pass along “this link”:http://www.petitiononline.com/htfdpack/petition.html to a petition started by Hartford Wolf Pack fans in hopes of keeping the team in Hartford. Thanks to reader Jamie for sending it to me. I suppose I don’t have an official opinion on where the Rangers put their farm team. But I do enjoy knowing the team is so close if I want to make a quick trip there. And seeing how Hartford’s already been scorned once, the good people there deserve better.
Speaking of bird watching, don’t look now but the Penguins have a chance to tie the Devils for first place in the Atlantic Division with a win over the Bruins today…
OK, I’ll have more later…