God, I hate these long stretches with no games. I’m sure the teams need them with the condensed schedule … but you have to wonder why a team (the Rangers) plays just three games in 13 days, then crams in five in the next eight days.
Apparently, Ilya Kovalchuk was set to skip the trip to New York after feeling pain in his healing broken foot Wednesday. But a weather delay of the team flight gave him enough time to reconsider. So he’s on the trip and will decide today whether to play according to NHL.com.
And here are tonight’s pregame notes.
With a lot going on at GMs meetings regarding rules, etc., Gary Bettman’s radio show with guest Colin Campbell might be a good listen today at 3 p.m. on NHL.com and Sirius XM radio (XM channel 204 and Sirius channel 208). You can call with questions at 1-877-645-6696.
I’m off to the Garden. See youse tonight.