Henrik Lundqvist and Carl Hagelin vs. Rick Nash, 7 a.m. on NBC.
After ya boys with the red, white and blue shirts bombed out in their two medal-round games, this is all that’s left.
Who wins the gold? (According to www.Bovada.lv Canada is a 2-1 favorite; the over/under is 4 1/2).
Lundqvist, of course, has won one of these babies before. Canada, of course, is the defending champ, having spanked Team USA Friday in the semifinals.
After today we can get back to our normal business. The NHL’s Olympic roster freeze is lifted at midnight tonight, and that leaves 10 days until the March 5 trade deadline.
FWIW, Boomer Esiason is tweeting about a big “shocking” Rangers deal coming up, one that will cause much debate, one that he thinks will make the Rangers appear to be buyers and sellers. I only know that Boomer is (or was?) in tight at MSG, close to Jim Dolan and his lieutenants. He’s been right before. Worth watching.
The Rangers, who obviously have a mega-decision to make on Ryan Callahan, and who lost Mats Zuccarello (broken hand) in the Olympics, return to action Thursday against the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, a visit to Philadelphia Saturday afternoon, and Boston at home Sunday night.
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