While the Rangers were in Vancouver, there was lots of talk about the Olympics—including that bit about fans should get H1NI flu shots before they go, and that the Canucks will be away from their home rink for 40 days—and this scenario kind of reared its head in my imaginative mind:
Chris Drury makes the U.S. team—no doubt, right, with John Tortorella one of the assistant coaches? He might even be captain. Anyway, in my scenario, he enters the Olympic break with something like nine goals for the Rangers. Then he gets to Vancouver and has another chapter of Clutchness, scoring like seven goals in the Olympics. Then he returns to the Rangers and adds four more the rest of the season.
Could happen. Right? Would you be even a little surprised?
Completely unrelated … when I took over this blog, I was doing another one called “Faceoff” with Sam Borden. We abandoned that when this one became such a big part of my work week. But I want you guys to check out my last post from that blog, back in April. It’s my Little League World Series moment.
I’ll be back later with game notes and stuff. Just wanted to get something out there before I leave Yankee Stadium and go into hibernation until about noon.
Want to know what I was thinking in the middle of the Yankees’ celebration? That now George Costanza has another trophy he can drag around the parking lot while he insults George Steinbrenner and the “front office morons.”
“I fear no reprisal.”