Well I gave you all the draft news I had yesterday and I don’t imagine there’ll be more today, so for now let’s rehash last night in Vegas (no, not everything stays there).
OV….Oy vey. He swept. And second Hart in a row! Oh my Lord Stanley, he’s on the books now (and with Gretz and Mess as a repeat. Sigh.) I found this comment ironic, since he, or at least his team did, um, lose.
“Losing’s not for me,” the Washington star said before the results were even announced.
He did make a sweet comment, dedicating the Pearson to the memory of his grandfather, who died during the season. Hey, I can only imagine his pre-hockey life and that was a nice comment, but he’s still OV to me. And no picture of him! (and no soup for you!).
So, since I corrupted this post myself with a long intro, I have to give you a picture for fun. I had trouble finding one of him, and actually got this from a 2006 (yikes) RR from the late great Sam. KInd of easy, but name that Ranger.
(NON-DRAFT) NEWS UPDATE
NEW YORK (AP)– A golf resort developer duped nearly two dozen NHL players out of $25 million, blowing the money on gratuitous parties that were attended by former Yankees players Roger Clemens and Reggie Jackson, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.
The New York Post reported in Friday’s edition that 19 former and current NHL players filed suit against Ken Jowdy, alleging they invested the money with the Las Vegas-based golf-course mogul to develop two luxury resorts in Mexico — a project they say is seven years behind schedule.
Instead, according to the players, Jowdy squandered the money on “lavish parties” to impress the likes of Clemens, Jackson and banned hits king Pete Rose, among others, who Jowdy hoped would eventually buy real estate in the planned resorts.
The lawsuit seeks the return of the $25 million they invested and $15 million in damages.
Former New York Rangers and Islanders defensman Bryan Berard and one-time Islanders captain Michael Peca were hit the hardest, each losing $700,000 in the deal, according to the filing in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
“It’s particularly uncomfortable for all,” Berard told the Post. “He’s taken our money without telling us, and it’s supposedly all gone.”
Other players involved in the alleged scam include: Chris Simon, who played for both the Rangers and Islanders; former Rangers Greg deVries, Steve Rucchin and Rem Murray; former New Jersey Devil Turner Stevenson; and Sergei Gonchar of the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.