Rangers vs. Los Angeles Kings tonight? I thought L.A. folded when Gretzky left.
Actually, apparently the Kings are pretty good this season, or at least pretty good so far.
We know the Rangers have been better than pretty good so far, and it certainly hasn’t hurt that ex-King Sean Avery returned two games ago. Speaking of which …
Almost forgot — or did forget — to tell you this scene from Monday night. The guitarist from Phish was at the game and afterwards Avery had him and a couple of his buddies in the lockerroom. And Avery told them, very seriously, not to step on the logo. And so these rock-band types were tip-toe-ing around laundry and equipment, practically falling over, trying to avoid stepping on the logo.
Also almost forgot — and this is a couple of weeks old, because it was in the Sports Illustrated NHL preview issue — to put up the link to my friend Michael Farber’s great story on the Original Six. If you missed it, I urge you to check it out here.
Meanwhile, in case you need something more to keep you occupied until puck-drop, I always enjoy reading the Canadian media’s takes on things, especially when the Maple Leaves (grammatically correct) are struggling: Like this story from Monday’s game.
Today’s my day off, which means all I have to do is blog now, write a (non-hockey) column, do an expense report, mow the lawn, watch the game either in person if I can get there, or on TV if I can’t, then blog some more with my Bonehead friends. So the A.M. portion of that “day off” is going to be spent in a meeting with Mr. Titleist, and get this: There is no rain in the forecast!!! Life is good!
I’ll be back this afternoon to post something before the game (and to write a column on my day off … did I mention that already?) and attempt to get to MSG in time. Until then, if you guys see something newsworthy elsewhere, don’t be afraid to steal it and put it up in the comments. Just kidding. Don’t steal it. Tell us where you got it … then steal it and put it in the comments.
Oh, one more thing. I e-mailed with our great buddy, Sam Weinman, on Tuesday. Tried to get him to come to this morning’s meeting, but he already has a similar meeting set up. He is watching the games and reading the blog regularly, and he sends his best. Hopefully he chimes in soon, and often.