The stomach bug that had been roaring through Blog Headquarters of late seems to have finally gotten around to me. Either that or the MSG macaroni and cheese last night was not a wise choice.
The point is my weakened condition along with a never-ending golf assignment, is keeping me away from the Rangers for the day, and I don’t think anyone is going to complain. The esteemed Josh Thomson will hop over the proverbial boards for a shift by popping in for the Brian Leetch press conference at 30 Rock this afternoon, and then the plan is for myself and Rick Carpiniello to be on hand for the Brian Leetch banner-raising tomorrow night.
By then, I’m hoping to be back to close to 100 percent. I sure hope so. It’s been a tough couple of days.
But the only bright spot was your Rangers, who finally showed signs of life, and offered a respite from the monotonous “What’s wrong with you guys?” type questions in the process.
It was a convincing game on a number of levels, and yet anyone who’s been paying attention to this mysterious team this season knows better than to make it out to be anything more than one good night.
Meanwhile, as an aside, as good as Jaromir Jagr was last night, has there been a Ranger over the past few weeks who has played better than Brandon Dubinsky? Even when the team has been struggling, the rookie has been brilliant, and figures to only get better.
If you’re look for a bright spot out of a tough month, I’d start there.