So your heroes get together for the final time this season, and for several, if not many, this will be their last time together.
Today, break-up day, is normally one of those long, terribly dull days where we stand around and sit around and wait for players to waltz in for their exit meetings with the coaches and GM and trainers and doctors.
And we pretty much interview everybody … even Ocho Cinco, as they go through their summary of what happened, how their season went, and what’s up next (especially for UFAs-to-be).
I’m going to tell you, I can’t transcribe every interview, every comment. And to be honest, a lot of what is going to be asked and answered, I could care less.
So I’ll attempt to give you some highlight quotes, and then most, if not all, of the one that matters, John Tortorella’s closing press conference. That one usually lasts a good half an hour, and the last two years he’s been brutally honest and has made promises he ended up keeping the following year.
Of course, our friends over in the Twitter widget (——>) who love to tweet their little thumbs off, will keep you abreast of remarks shortly after they are made, thus saving me the trouble of wrenching my own little thumbs.
Sorry, again, for the Rangers Report outage yesterday. I blame Matt Cooke, Bill McCreary, Versus, Daniel Carcillo, Donald Brashear, the shootout, and all of our trolls who have dropped in throughout the season. Am I forgetting anybody?
Here is my column from The Journal News and LoHud.com today.