Update, 1:25 p.m.: The King “remains on his throne tonight in Buffalo”:http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/hockey/rangers/blog/. And a a banged-up Marek Malik is a possible scratch in favor of Jason Strudwick.
Update, 12:05 p.m.: My colleague Peter Abraham, despite being a good friend, “has a different opinion”:http://yankees.lhblogs.com/. This doesn’t necessarily make him a bad person. Or at least not completely.
There’s also a report from John Dellapina at the News saying the Rangers are close to a deal “to play a game at Yankee Stadium next winter”:http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2008/03/09/2008-03-09_yankee_stadium_game_likely_for_rangers.html.
Bring it on, I say! Peanuts, Cracker Jacks, and HGH for everyone!
Seriously, I’m all for anything that puts hockey on a grander stage, and given my well-documented affection for all things involving outdoor hockey, this would be even better.
The question is who should the opponent be. Does it need to be another New York team? If not, does it have to be an Original Six franchise? I say yes to the latter. Given the rivalry between the Yankees and the Red Sox, Rangers-Bruins at the Stadium would be a welcome new twist.