You’re right, I promised another update last night and it never came. This would be especially disappointing if I had more news to pass along, but “Henrik Lundqvist to salary arbitration”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070707/SPORTS01/707070373/1034/SPORTS proved to be the only real story of the day.
Still on the table is a new contract for Brendan Shanahan, but according “to one report”:http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/hockey/rangers/2007/07/07/2007-07-07_blueshirts_play_it_safe_with_henrik.html, Glen Sather hasn’t even returned a phone call to the player’s agent, Rick Curran.
This could simply bea reflection of the Rangers boss being preoccupied with the Lundqvist situation, but I go back to my initial reaction that Shanahan’s admission that he only wanted to play for the Rangers takes some of the urgency away from his re-signing.
In other news, I’ll be out all day today pursuing my own version of athletic glory(i.e. a tennis tourney in which my older brother and I look to avoid being bounced in the first round), but the esteemed Josh Thomson will be monitoring things in my place.