Game 35: Rangers vs. KingsDecember 17, 2008, by
According to Steve Zipay, Vally may get the nod tonight against the Kings. I agree with this. Let Hank rest up and be fresh for the game against my pick to win the Cup this year (before they set a record of 25 wins in the first 30 games). Considering the strong effort by everyone last night (even Kalinin, who finished +1 and only had one really bad play when he let Perry just blow right by him in the first), I would expect the same scratches of Prucha, Fritsche and Potter.
Sundin has a soft deadline of tomorrow/Friday for making his decision. The Rangers offer was probably in the $2-$3 million range for the rest of the season. It could possibly go higher, depending on the moves management is willing to make.
I have a holiday party for work to attend tonight, so I probably won’t be updating this during the game. Who knows, I may get back in time for the third.
Update 4:00pm: It’s confirmed (as per Zip), Vally will get the start tonight.