A few notes from practice while another meeting with the Islanders awaits:
There are a couple of theories on why this is: one, players make more money now so even a rookie can lead a pretty good life in Manhattan. But the other is that unlike a generation earlier, when management didn’t wantÂ players running wild in the city, the NHL player is believed to beÂ more responsible. I suppose there are always exceptions.
Either way, look for more on this next week.