I’m a little down today. My friend Kevin Devaney Jr. left The Journal News for another job. He was a huge loss for us, and we’ve lost a lot of people. Kevin covered high schools and did it unbelievably well, especially in the LoHud site with his blog.
Personally, though, he meant a lot to me. When I was asked to give up the Rangers beat in 2002, to become a columnist with a strong emphasis on local sports, I was completely lost. And Kevin pretty much carried me from that day until yesterday, his last at the paper.
So I’m bummed, and if anybody’s paying attention, you know how many times I’ve mentioned people leaving.
OK, enough of that. On to Rangers-Habs.
Looks like same lineup, with Brashear and Kotalik prucha’d (Brashear said he’s been healthy, even though Torts earlier said he had a hammy or something, so we’re downgrading him to prucha status). And if you want to see some of the ridiculous things he had to say today, read Andrew Gross or Steve Zipay in their blogs.
I’m recording the game because I’m going to miss the first part, so I’ll see youse all later. Don’t forget it’s a WPIX game.