I am hardly in a position to complain about the Rangers waiting around for their next opponent since the break in the schedule provided me an off day.
But for the record, I am now ready for the second round to begin, so if the involved parties could see to it that the issue is resolved tonight, I’d appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
The one major concession, however, is that against a high-powered team like Pittsburgh, the Rangers don’t want to get lured into a track meet.
“I don’t think you want to,” Scott Gomez said. “That’s like playing with fire. They’ve got some of the best young guys, if not the best in the world. You don’t want to do it. It just wouldn’t be smart. You look at any sport, it starts with defense. Even when the Bulls were winning all those championships, they were playing great defense.”
“There’s still two teams. The chance I’m going to get booed is 66 percent,” he said.
I pointed out that he also gets booed in Philadelphia on occasion.
“I get booed everywhere” he said. “Maybe I’m going to get booed at home.”
“But that’s such a nothing question,” I said.
“Well then why would I want to answer a nothing question?” he responded.
I then on went to explain that by “nothing,” I meant it was harmless (and not, say, whether he had any more messages for Martin Brodeur).
“I agree with you,” Avery said. “But I still don’t think I should answer it.”
Also, Lundqvist’s brother, Joel, had a daughter named Vilma yesterday.
“Uncle Hank,” he said.