It is now apparent that the Rangers need to play a hockey game soon, if only to avoid another day of “Do you think you’re ready?”-type questions. Of course, I was asking those questions today as well, and in added wrinkle, I did it with a TV camera in tow (more on that later).
But as I mentioned earlier, the general feel around the dressing room is that if the Rangers could move up Game 1 to tonight, they’d be all for it.
“Can you tell I have a lot of energy?” Brendan Shanahan said. “Wheels up at 2:30!”
Among the minor updates:
As I told John Giannone earlier, I’m pretty sure his job is safe. The good news is it will be on tomorrow night (between 5 and 7 p.m.) when I’m already in Atlanta. So if you see it and you have an opinion…make sure you keep it to yourself.