The Rangers earned a day off today, which is welcome news for me while I recover from my annual spring cold.
As we discussed in our podcast last night, it’s worth at least debating whether this several day layoff is a good thing or whether the Rangers would be better served striking while the proverbial iron is hot.
The consensus from players is that even though the Atlanta series was a mere four games, it was physical enough that they need some time to recover. So I’ll go with that one for a while.
UPDATE, 12:30 p.m.: According to the NHL, the block of dates for the Conference Semifinals is Wednesday, April 25 – Wednesday, May 9, meaning the Rangers have at least six days off.
Meanwhile, plenty in The Journal News today:
My Dad, who is never afraid to speak his mind, made sure to call me as soon as this aired on RNN last night.
“Where the heck did you get that tie?” he asked. “It’s a little loud.”