A couple of quick notes from the Coliseum, where the Ice Girls themselves are going through one last practice run before the game…
Who is making the decisions around here, exactly? Good question. Bear in mind it was Garth Snow who directed Ted Nolan to start Dubielewicz on Tuesday, and while Nolan today spoke of the thought and consideration that went into the decision for tonight, one has to at least wonder if he was the doing the thinking and considering.
Curiously, Mike and the Mad Dog are in the building—wow, it really must be a big game—and when they had Charles Wang on earlier today, the Islanders’ owner sounded like he had his own reservations as well.
Whether those reservations are well founded, I suppose we’ll know soon.
What does it all mean? Maybe that we won’t be seeing Rozsival back in the shootout anytime soon.
What does it also mean? That shootouts are goofy, and probably don’t belong in the NHL.
I have no doubt the coach is mulling this as we speak…