I had to make a decision today. Take care of some personal stuff I’d been neglecting before going to Washington tomorrow … or go to the practice facility to hear all the cliches about winning one game, taking a shift at a time, etc.
And after sifting through some of the stuff, I made the right call by not going.
Jesse Spector had John Tortorella’s press conference video on his site. Jesse also mentioned that he asked a question comparing this must-win to the final regular-season game against the Devils and was told it was a “stupid question.”
I must say, also, that despite a couple of real jackwagons who have no perspective and no courage, and who decided to chime in after Game 86, you guys were pretty cool in the earlier thread. Very hurt, very disappointed, some anger, etc. But not much of the finger-pointing, fire-this-guy, trade-that-guy stuff. In fact, some really get the big picture with this club.
And I’ll repeat what I said in the wee hours of the morning … I will be the least-surprised person on here if there’s a Game 6 Monday night.
Here is my game story from The Journal News and LoHud.com today.