“Let’s just give them the Cup. If I had it with me, I’d hand it to them.”
That was the dripping sarcasm of Jaromir Jagr in the hallway today responding to the frenzy around the Sabres’ Game 1 win. As I alluded to earlier, there is indeed a growing sense in this city that the Sabres are going to waltz into the Conference Finals based on what has already transpired here. None of that, mind you, comes from the Rangers, who seem to be scoffing at the notion that Wednesday was anything more than a mediocre start to what will likely be a long series.
The mood was fairly confident, and jovial, as usual. I was summarily mocked by Brendan Shanahan for chewing an oversized piece of gum, while Jagr continued his season-long pestering of Kevin Weekes.
Meanwhile, some updates:
“As much as I want to play, I want the team to win,” Pock said. “Whatever happens, I’ll be ready if they need me two days from now or two weeks from now.”
“She likes it when I’m behaving poorly,” Avery said. “She’s used to it by now.”
OK, more later…