In the wake of another Rangers debacle, I doubt anyone is interested in my misadventures last night, in which I had an almost completed story before me by the middle of the second period, only to have to “scramble to rewrite”:http://www.lohud.com/article/20081224/SPORTS01/812240368/-1/SPORTS once the Capitals mounted their comeback.
Call it an occupational hazard. Not just writing for a newspaper, or covering hockey, but covering this team in particular, which may be the most schizophrenic first-place team in sports history.
At one point, while also expounding on the resurgent play of Ryan Callahan—he had two goals, remember?—I had written something about how the Rangers had won for the fourth time in five games. Five goals later, they’ve instead lost two straight. And a Merry Christmas to you, too, Mr. Ovechkin.
Clearly, there’s a lot to sift through. I detect some frustration and even anger from fans after last night, and as much as its not my place to tell you how to feel, I say give it a couple of days. Regardless of how the Rangers emerge from the Christmas break, there’s a lot of hockey left to play.
So rest up. Step away from the computer if you must. And with the holiday upon us, try to think of someone less fortunate than yourself—like, for instance, an Islanders fan.