It’s been an entire season of watching players spend an inordinate amount of time working on their sticks before games, especially Jaromir Jagr, who employs both a blow torch and spray paint in what is likely a small-scale explosion waiting to happen.
When Dan Girardi walked by in the hallway and saw Jagr at work, he marveled. “So maybe I need to start setting sticks on fire before games,” the rookie said. “Maybe that’s why he has 600 goals and I have zero.”
Naturally, the Rangers would love a few of those goals in tonight’s version of THE BIGGEST GAME OF THE YEAR. I don’t make predictions, or I should say, I don’t make predictions very well, but what I will say is I have a hard time imagining this being anything other than another pass-the-pepto bismol, one-goal game. But that’s not really going out on a limb now, is it?.
“As much as it’s been a haul and we’ve got a bunch of guys who are achey, we’ve got some forwards who are achey, too,” he said. “We’re performing fine under the circumstance. If I felt it was necessary to dress a seventh for that reason, I would. But I’m real comfortable with the health of our guys.”
OK, that’s all for now. Josh and I are here again. My guess is he’ll give you some updates during games, and then we’ll both be back for a podcast later…