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Posted By Carp On March 1, 2010 @ 11:36 am In Uncategorized | 96 Comments

That means Rangers.

They called up Corey Potter this morning, which means there is some doubt that Michael Del Zotto can play tomorrow in Ottawa. Or perhaps they know he can’t. I guess all the Olympians will have to play, since the roster is pretty thin. I’ve also lost track of which goalies are actually here. I think it’s just Lundqvist and Auld at the moment. Maybe Auld gets the first game and Lundqvist gets to refresh a bit.

And the trade deadline, as you all know, is Wednesday at 3 p.m. We’re planning a pretty major, hectic day here. Hope none of you will do any work that day, just as you did last year, and stay glued to the Boneheads Blog.
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A word on the Olympics. This past week alone was an example of why the NHL needs to do this once every four years. People are talking hockey. They talked hockey all night on WFAN! People watched hockey (has anybody seen the overnight ratings anywhere?).

But remember this: The majority of NHL fans who matter reside in the U.S. and Canada, you know, where all the teams are. And for a week the possibility of a U.S.-Canada gold-medal game, and rematch, was on everyone’s mind. And it materialized. And it was a great game. I don’t know if the next Olympics, in Russia in 2014, with the time difference giving us games at odd hours, and with no guarantee the U.S. and Canada will even play one another, let alone meet for the gold, and without the Canadian hosts and the U.S. neighbors there, will be as gripping. I don’t think WFAN will be talking hockey if Sweden beats the Czechs for the gold in Russia on a Sunday morning in 2014.

What do you think?


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