Well, you wanted Ilya Kovalchuk at the Garden? You got him. Only in the wrong uniform. For you guys, the worst uniform possible.
I’ve got to tell you, though, I think this Devils visit is as good a time as ever: Super Saturday. The Rangers have played some outstanding games against the Devils this year, and they need one tonight. Plus, other than the improved roster via the trade with the “going-out-of-business” Atlanta Thrashers, the Devils were pretty vulnerable.
I watched the Toronto game Friday—granted Toronto’s playing better—but the Devils were not terribly impressive until the very end.
I see this as an opportunity for the Rangers to rise to the occasion, instead of sinking to the level of a bad opponent. And if you think about it, some of their more competitive losses lately have been against good teams: L.A., Washington. Plus three of their six wins in this calendar year (that’s right, six wins in 2010, and it’s a week into February) were against Colorado and Boston (twice, although, we wonder why the Bruins’ don’t look very good in the standings).
Anyway, the snow held up so I have to go to a basketball double-header this afternoon—if it had been snowed out, I was going to the Garden.
I’ll see youse later.
Question: I know most of you Boneheads are going to watch the Super Bowl tomorrow night. The NHL is dark Sunday night. Do youse want to watch the Super Bowl here? Do youse want to make it the Boneheads Bowl at the Festivus Blog? We can mock the announcers and the commercials and the fake fans and The Who at halftime, and the kid actors dressed up as The Who fans during the fake concert, and the whole TV show disguised as a football game.
Or we can just enjoy the game. But do it here.
What do you think? And does anybody have a SB pick? Mine is Colts 38, Saints 20.