In case you missed it way down on the comments of the previous post, there was a bit of a rumor … and I don’t know how many heard it at MSG tonight … that Philly was close to signing/trading for Sean Avery.
Also somewhere among those comments, I started to tell you about Jane McManus, our Jets writer who is going to be doing some Rangers Report-ing with me on the blog. She’s a news-digger, so that’s good for the blog since I can’t be everywhere (and neither can she). Together I hope we can provide enough news for you.
I believe she’ll be posting in the morning. Then she and I will host the live video chat at 1 p.m. You can see it here, or by going to this address:
Finally, I still don’t like the shootout. I know that the Rangers didn’t play particularly well against the Thrashers tonight, but once Naslund gets that late goal, that could be a really good tie. Instead it felt like a loss because of a breakaway competition. And they got a point. Hate it. I wish they would just keep playing 4-on-4, or make it a 10-minute OT then declare it a tie. Or 20 minutes. It would be rare when there’s not a goal after 10 or 20 minutes of 4-on-4. But that’s just me. I think the shootout is a lousy way to lose a game after you bruise and bleed and, you know, play hockey for 65 minutes.
Somebody’s argument to me tonight was that everybody in the building was standing for the shootout. But I maintain that’s the nature of it. If you had a whiffle-ball home run contest, a fist fight, or a spitting contest, a race of blue vs. white turtles, a dance-off, or played rock-paper-scissors-match to decide the outcome of a game, people would stand and cheer for it.
That’s it. I’m going to bed.