Greetings from the Garden, where I again arrived ridiculously early for more TV work (if I didn’t exactly have the voice of James Earl Jones to begin with, this cold has made me sound like Jerry Lewis) and where they’re already erecting a statue of Sean Avery outside. No, not really.
Anyway, a few quick thoughts before heading downstairs:
Good to hear the podcast was well received by some of you. We’ll try to fire another one up tonight, and will likely try to rope Carpie into the fray as well. That is if, of course, I’m still upright, and I can manage more than a whisper.
Loyal reader Denis wants me to point out that it’s Dancing Larry’s birthday tonight. Denis originally thought it was yesterday, but like a good journalist, he made sure to correct himself.
I’m on the record as saying the atmosphere last night was phenomenal. One quibble: As much as I love U2’s “City of Blinding Lights,” which the Rangers came out to, they only played one refrain rather than the whole song. It didn’t quite work in my eyes. OK, this ends the theatrical review portion of our program.
An overlooked line from Jaromir Jagr about Michael Nylander’s hat trick last night: “He’s selfish,” the Rangers captain cracked. “I’m not passing to him tomorrow.”
The Thrashers did not skate today and only held a team meeting. Bob Hartley already announced that Johan Hedberg would start. If that doesn’t work, word is the old Atlanta Flames and former U.S. Olympic star Jim Craig will be coming out of retirement.