The good news: I’m definitely going to Kanata, Ontario, you know, the outpost where the Senators play at another arena that changes names every five minutes. Well, that’s good news for The Journal News, for LoHud.com, and for this here blog. Not sure it’s such a great hotspot for me.
But it’ll be my first real road trip with the Rangers since I left the beat in 2002 … the fabulous Bryan Trottier era. You remember that, right?
More good news: With me at the home games will be Josh Thomson, 26. Honest.
I’ll do more playoff specific stuff — predictions, matchups, etc. — as we go on these next couple of days.
I’m headed to practice again this morning, and will have audio from there.
Also, we’re planning our first Stanley Cup playoffs edition Live Chat for Wednesday at 2 p.m. So be there. Or else.
Today we’ll be looking to see if Ryan Callahan, who missed Monday’s practice for personal reasons, and/or Marian Gaborik (flu) are practicing, and also if Chris Kreider is signed. Or if he’s going to wait until later in the summer … or if he’s going back to B.C. for his senior year.