…and won’t you please accept this autographed Henrik Lundqvist napkin as our token of goodwill?”
Yes, it looks like Al Montoya’s trip down the Official Greg Moore Highway was all for naught. Henrik Lundqvist took part in the morning skate today, looked fairly sharp, and is in tonight against the Penguins. As I write this, Montoya is on the ice working out with scratches Marcel Hossa, Marek Malik (control yourselves) and Sean Avery, meaning I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s back in Hartford by dinner.
In other news..
There’s been a fair amount of speculation about why Jagr and Gomez didn’t click the first time around, one theory being that Jagr likes to slow the game down while Gomez favors a more up-tempo style. Renney’s response to that is if Jagr is playing an attack game (read: proactive) he and Gomez should work out fine. Of course, the coach also noted there’s only one puck, so the real challenge may be in how two players who like to handle the puck a lot can share the workload. Stay tuned…