The Rangers kick off the first of a week’s worth of games against Canadian teams tonight against Toronto. The game will certainly be filled with emotion, particular revolving around everyone’s favorite pest, Sean Avery. Expect him and Darcy Tucker to renew their friendship at some point in this game, probably sooner than later.
Tomorrow the Rangers move on to the Montreal Canadians. The Canadians have been up and down all season, but are led with solid goalkeeping from several rookies. Christobal Huet may get the start tomorrow, but that’s just speculation at this point.
Expect no lineup changes for tonight’s game. The only difference that may happen would be Marcel Hossa being inserted on the fourth line, but that is only going to happen if Colton Orr cannot skate. He was still a little scratched up from his collision with Matt Cullen. If he’s in, he will also probably check to see how Wade Belak’s family is and how his holidays are going.
Due to some unforeseen circumstances, I will not be around for much of the weekend. I will check in on Monday with a recap. I will be recording both weekend games and will be watching them when I come back. Believe me, I would much rather be here. Enjoy the games, and I’ll talk to you on Monday.
** Just something I missed last night, but Nigel Dawes was in fact returned to Hartford, where he will continue to learn how to kill penalties as well. It’s too bad Renney can’t just admit that the team is better with him in the lineup. **