See, that offseason didn’t take so long … sometimes it felt like a decade.
First of all, thank God we don’t have to deal with any more Dany Heatley rumors. And now that that’s been put to bed, unless the Rangers are still kicking tires on an overpriced jalopy like Brad Richards, it pretty much assures you guys that Brandon Dubinsky is not going to be traded.
Seriously, the Dubinsky stuff is all part of the negotiating process. This happens every year somewhere in training camp. It’s a natural stalemate between a club with all the leverage and not much money left to spend and a GM who doesn’t mind being a tough hold-the-line guy, and a kid who will certainly deserve a lot more money in the future, but is coming off a so-so year production-wise and has no leverage other than to sit out.
The barking from Tortorella? That’s all part of the game. He wants the player in here, and he will blame the agent. Sather keeps his mouth shut, which is admirable.
Dubinsky will be signed soon. Trust me. (in the meantime, he should hold onto his rollover minutes, like his mom told him in the commercial).
Just got our electricity back here at Blog Headquarters. So I wanted to post something before heading for the traffic jam going over the Hudson River for the Giants-Redskins. I’ll check in from there later.