I told you guys I saw Frank Brown at Yankee Stadium last night and some of you spoke very highly of him as a gifted writer (he is; I almost said “was”).
By coincidence, today he wrote a story for NHL.com today on goalies’ masks. This week is the anniversary of Jacques Plante’s invention (NHL Network will do a big piece on the mask this weekend).
Not sure of the timing, but NHL.com also has this story on the Rangers’ 54-year curse and the ghost of Red Dutton.
Hope to have updates on Gaborik, Brashear, et al, later, then a new post for the game thread.
AFTERNOON UPDATE: Higgins, Gaborik and Avery are all out tonight. Brashear is back in. And Dane Byers has been recalled from Hartford to play tonight, along with Parenteau.