Lots of election talk at the morning skate, as one might expect. The Rangers have a healthy seven Americans on their roster, and while I didn’t put any on the spot to ask who they voted for (Brandon Dubinsky, for one, had already made clear to me that he’s not comfortable talking politics in public), the subject of long lines at the polls was a popular one.
Paul Mara said he already voted, while Dubinsky, a continent away from his native Alaska, had to submit an absentee ballot.
Meanwhile, some quick notes before tonight’s rematch with the Isles:
“But where does Matt stand on the issues?” I asked.
“He stands at his house,” he said.
So there you have it.
Update, 1:oo p.m.: Paging, Mr. Weekes…
It’s getting lonely at the top for Henrik Lundqvist. First Rick DiPietro’s knee, now Martin Brodeur’s elbow. The Devils goaltender “will miss three to four months thanks to surgery on his elbow”:http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=254775&lid=headline&lpos=topStory_nhl.
Laugh all you want, but it does take some of the juice out of the early part of the season, with Brodeur’s chase of Patrick Roy’s win record supposed to be a major storyline. Of course, if Brodeur doesn’t come back until after February, he still should have no problem getting those seven wins.
Tom Gulitti at the Record “has more here”:http://njmg.typepad.com/devilsblog/2008/11/brodeur-out-three-to-four-months-with-torn-biceps.html#more.