Tom Renney shrugged at a question just now about what the best start in franchise history would mean to him.
“I’d be happy for the players. That’s great for them,” Renney said. “It’s a nice little feather, but it’s a big headdress.”
It’s a running theme, if you haven’t noticed.
Some other notes:
<li>In the hallway outside the Rangers locker room, Lauri Korpikoski looked over a collection of his sticks in the rack, before turning to a couple of us writers.
“Which one?” the rookie center said.
They all look good to me, I said.
“I haven’t been that lucky this year,” Korpikoski said.
The kid’s got a point.
<li>Apparently it’s the job of the team’s leading scorer to be the loudest guy in the hallway. Last year that guy was Jaromir Jagr. Tonight while Tom Renney was conducting his pre-game media briefing, it was Aaron Voros and Brandon Dubinsky, each with seven points, drowning out the coach with a loud conversation.
<li>A plug for a friend and my co-owner: Zip today gave me a copy of his new book, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly:
Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from New York Rangers History”:http://www.amazon.com/Good-Ugly-York-Rangers-Heart-Pounding/dp/1572439653/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224107168&sr=1-1 which is an entertaining tour of the team’s rich past. I dug into it this afternoon and stumbled across a number of worthwhile new nuggets.
For instance, did you know that the classic rock band, Foreigner got its inspiration for the song “Double Vision” after watching John Davidson take a shot to the mask?
The only problem with this anecdote is that I now have that awful song stuck in my head.
Other than that, great book….