During our brief media session with Tom Renney outside the Rangers dressing room just now, at least one inquirer seemed out of place—perhaps because he was wearing athletic shorts and a t-shirt.
I will give Sean Avery credit, though. He had the reporter-speak down perfectly, and even had a clipboard in hand for effect.
“Tom, do you feel like you’re getting the most of your new line of Dubinsky, Shanahan and Avery?” the left wing chimed in from the back of the scrum.
“Two thirds of it are really measuring up to exactly what I was looking for,” the coach said. “So as not to bury anybody in the media, I won’t mention any names.”
And with that, Avery disappeared behind the dressing room doors.
So the mood is at least a little lighter given the win last night against the Flyers, although the Rangers are readily aware of their penchant for letdown games. How do you avoid against another? At this point in the season, you would think they don’t have much of a choice.
“What we’ve got to do is string games together, complete games together,” Renney said. “It’s such a crappy cliche but it is a period of time, and for us it is as much a shift at a time. We have to maintain a level of performance that suggests we get it.”
Whether they get it, I suppose we’ll find out tonight.
In other news:
OK, more later…