Good late morning everybody! It’s a great day. Why? Because today we have the men’s Olympic semifinals, because today a lot of us don’t have to work (unless you count shoveling snow as work), and so today we can sit on our abdelkaders and watch hockey!
I know that’s my deal. I was supposed to go see four basketball games. Instead I’m doing some interviews on the phone, writing something, shoveling, and watching hockey.
You all know the deal: USA-Finland at 3 on NBC; Slovakia-Canada at 9:30 on CNBC. Losers play for the Bronze on Sunday. Winners play for the Gold on Sunday.
So how much snow did youse get? We got a good 6-8, and it’s still coming down pretty hard.
We’re also getting closer to resuming the NHL season. Check out the Rangers’ site for some news, and some Olympic-related features. On there is video of Michael Del Zotto’s meeting with the press yesterday. Del Zotto said he expects to get his stitches out this weekend, and that once he does he will go for a little spin on the ice to see how it feels before determining when he can really begin skating again. He sounds optimistic about playing in Ottawa Tuesday, but there’s no way to say when he can or will play for certain.
Finally, if you experience any tech troubles today, please e-mail me at email@example.com. We’re still trying to get this thing percolating at 100 percent, especially as we steamroll toward Glen Sather’s Rent-A-Vet Festival.