“How do I approach a long layoff? That’s just a dumb question.”
I approach it by getting some odds and ends out of the way. Later on we’ll have a new “Go Time” post for the skills competition, and by skills competition I mean the skills competition, not a shootout.
I thought the draft last night was relatively cool, but it turned corny very quickly, and I think it will be completely lame when they do it again next year. The same jokes: Oh, hahaha, you picked your other teammate, not the one who we were expecting you to pick, hahaha. And I believe the going-away consolation prizes heaped on the last guy picked will now make that spot coveted, and so guys will plot who they will pick last so a buddy gets the car or whatever. Lame.
About this place:
We have a bunch of new visitors lately, so just a few reminders:
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We’re looking for ways to grow our traffic, so if youse know anybody who likes the Rangers or hockey or jibberish, please direct them to this blog. And visit as often as you can (or just click “refresh” a lot … LOL).
Odds & Ends:
The NHL and NBC chose Pittsburgh-Washington for their game of the week next Sunday. Shocker.
Our friend Mitch Beck has an interview with Wade Redden on his Howlings blog. If you scroll through the posts, there’s also one that pokes a little fun at Mats Zuccarello. And also some info about the Whale Bowl, an outdoors alumni game which will include former Rangers Brian Leetch (as a Bruin) and Pat Verbeek (as a Whaler).
Did youse see where Kansas City pitcher Gil Meche, out with an arm injury, voluntarily retired, leaving $12 million in guaranteed salary for next season on the table?