If the Yankees had finished it off last night, I’d be free and clear for some hockey this week — even with the Rangers in the Northwest corner of the continent. Instead, it’s back to the new Stadium for workouts this afternoon and evening, and Game 6 tomorrow and … Murphy’s Law … Game 7 Thursday.
Well, at least those nice Canucks start their home games late enough for me to see tonight’s tilt (Beninati-ism), after not having seen the last two until Rangers in 60. Here’s the preview from the Rangers’ site.
Starting today, the new inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame will hold conference calls with the media. Another reason I’m abdelkaded about going to the Stadium today. I’m going to miss one of my all-time faves: (Hint: 18 seasons, 1205 games, 247 goals, 781 assists, 1028 points, Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy, two Norris Trophies, Calder Trophy, nine all-star games, one of the greatest American-born NHL players, the greatest home-grown Ranger ever).
His conference call is at 2 p.m. (at which time I hope to be exiting the Major Deegan). The plan is to post the transcript of the interview here later in the day.
See youse later.
AFTERNOON UPDATE: Here is the official word on Michael Del Zotto being named NHL rookie of the month. Good for him. He deserves it.
AFTERNOON UPDATE 2: Laurel here. Also on the nhl.com site are a couple of neat stories about THE GREATEST American-born NHL player, the greatest home-grown Ranger ever.