I’m working on a story on Ruslan Fedotenko for The Journal News and LoHud.com tomorrow. So I don’t have a lot of the (mostly cliche) quotes from players today.
I’ll put up John Tortorella’s press conference shortly. He took the high road, but still managed a swipe at whiny Capitals coach Bryan Murray, er, I mean, Bruce Boudreau.
The news, as I’m sure you’ve seen, is that Derek Stepan is not one of the three finalists for the Calder Trophy … and in fact said that the three who made the final cut — Couture, Skinner and Grabner — would have been his three picks.
Bryan McCabe joined the moustache brigade, with an apparently artificially darkened Trevor “Village People” Gillies-style horseshoe on his face, the beard having been removed. Brandon Dubinsky’s is definitely darkened — somebody told me he didn’t bother following the directions on the box and so he got some on his skin. Brian Boyle, the founder of the Rangers playoff moustaches, said he was going for a “Captain Morgan” look.