The Rangers Game Log

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Are They Over Yet?

Say the Czechs and the Russians are playing for the gold medal. With overtime ticking down, the Czechs intercept the puck at their own blue line, and Jagr comes steaming up the right wing boards into the offensive zone. Darius Kasparaitis is caught a little flat-footed; he has a chance to make a play, but only by taking Jagr out with a hip check along the boards. Kinda like the completely clean, but injury-inducing check he laid on the Sabres' Tim Connolly at the Garden a few weeks ago. What does he do?

Unlikely situation to occur? Probably. But they'll be many cases I'm sure in which a player has to make some kind of play against an NHL-teammate, and there are entirely possible scenarios that nobody wants to think about. I don't think I've ever approached any hockey tournament with such a combination of anticipating great hockey and dreading the unthinkable. Mostly the latter.

Are the Olympics over yet?

2 Comments:

  • At 4:25 PM, Anonymous throwaway said…

    I may be wrong about this, but I vaguely remember reading something not too long ago where Kasparaitis suggested, that he might not hit as hard against a Ranger teammate in the Olympics. Hope the comment wasn't completely in jest.

    I really enjoyed the hockey in the last Olympics. I recall staying up late one night watching a great US-Russia game. But with the remarkable success of the Rangers to date, this time around I'm with you: I just want this over with in a hurry so we can get back to MSG.

     
  • At 4:25 PM, Anonymous throwaway said…

    I may be wrong about this, but I vaguely remember reading something not too long ago where Kasparaitis suggested, that he might not hit as hard against a Ranger teammate in the Olympics. Hope the comment wasn't completely in jest.

    I really enjoyed the hockey in the last Olympics. I recall staying up late one night watching a great US-Russia game. But with the remarkable success of the Rangers to date, this time around I'm with you: I just want this over with in a hurry so we can get back to MSG.

     

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