Judging by how he pummeled Fedor Tyutin in their fight today, Blair Betts looks like he’ll be fit to play tonight against the Ducks,
OK, bad joke. There was no fight, but there was a healthy Betts on the ice and preparing to play tonight against the reigning Cup champions.
“I felt pretty good,” said Betts, who scored the best goal of his NHL career last season in Anaheim. “I think everything will be all right.”
In other news:
I asked Shanahan about his visit, alongside Hossa, Michal Rozsival, and Martin Straka, to a hospital in the city yesterday, and the wing deadpanned frustration. “Aw, a bunch of sick kids,” Shanahan said. “I wanted to make it a ‘Me Day’.
Jokes aside, Lynn Zinser of the Times “chronicles the hospital visit on her blog”:http://slapshot.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/06/two-sides-of-a-day-with-the-rangers/
“It’s nice to have their support, but at the same time, I have to be smart,” Hollweg said.
“We’ll get together tonight,” he said. “Hopefully I’ll be laughing.”
Would it be inappropriate to offer those three a pep talk before the game?