It’s Thursday! You know what that means. It’s Thoughts and Musings day here at BSB. And I, for one, can’t be more excited.
(Note: Wrote this on Tuesday, due to hellacious schedule on Wednesday, when I usually write this column. If something happens in between Tuesday and when the article publishes to make it irrelevant, I apologize. If you saw my calendar, you’d feel my pain.)
-Wade Redden, gone. Never thought it would happen. But it did. The Rangers admitted a mistake. I’m shocked. I mean, they had to do it. But, this a prideful GM with a stubborn owner. Creates a recipe for disaster. But, they did it. Maybe a new leaf has turned in the Rangers organization.
-I’m not surprised to see he reported to Hartford. He had 6.5 million reasons to do so. Plus, a new born baby he probably didn’t want to take to Europe. Still, it’s up to him to be a good locker room presence, not drag guys down. There’s a lot of talented Dmen in Hartford. Maybe Redden can be a bit of a mentor to them.
-D-pairs, as of now, in my mind:
I think Eminger is the 7th. Valentenko and Sauer have been very good. Gilroy’s been better. I think they’ll try to get rid of Rosy after this year, and place Valentenko or Sauer in there. They’re young, but they are good.
-Agree with Dave. Fedetenko is right for this team. Always thought that. Scoring on the cheap. Can play on first, second or third line. Very valuable.
-I can’t predict lines. Cause I don’t know. With Kennedy, Stepan and Fedetenko playing well, it’s been hard to find room. A good thing, though.
-Don’t think Todd White will make the team. No room. And he hasn’t really impressed
-The Office Interlude: The best opening to any show, ever
-I still can’t believe hockey is so close. Just so excited.
-I may (emphasis on may) be going to Opening Night. If so, I’d be thrilled. But the emphasis on may is there for a reason.