Thursday, July 7, 2011

A New Look

It's summer. So, we altered our look a bit to try to cool off from all this heat. Now, when you visit Battle Of NY, you won't be reminded of the beating sun or classic autumn colors that we can only wish upon for the moment. Instead, the ocean greets you, which feels appropriate. Yeah. The blue waves would be good right about now. A day at the beach enjoying the water. Something that's a necessity in the dog days.

In my head, it's easy to project what my team along with 29 others will look like two and a half months from now. Just to see the Winnipeg Jets and their cool fans back will be exciting to follow. I'm glad the Rangers have an early trip following the Euro invasion to King Henrik's homeland. Sure. It's due in large part to the World's Most Renovated Arena, which was all closed off when me and Justin met a buddy in Manhattan. But to get the chance to see Winterpeg's reaction to having a team again will be worth it. And they visit us early on too. Of course, they are still situated in the Southeast, which I'm sure isn't ideal for the rest of the division, etc. It is what it is.

Will Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik fly as you could hear a proud Gordon Bombay urging to his Ducks? Garden Faithful can only hope. Who will flank them? Is Wojtek Wolski a prime candidate assuming he's not bought out to clear another $3.3 million on the cap? The 25 year-old forward is skilled but has often teased fans, which explains why he's on his third roster in three years. Blueshirt Banter had a strong take on keeping him for the year before he can go free. Perhaps Wohlski can reemerge into Wolski as a perfect complement. The size is there and he's a solid forechecker. It's a matter of consistency. John Tortorella doesn't screw around. Questions on the ex-Yote along with potential trade candidate Erik Christensen, Sean Avery and wild card Mats Zuccarello won't get answered for a while. The first order of business is does Slats retain Wolski, who was acquired for Michal Rozsival. We'll see.

In the mean time, we'll kick back and have a cold one. As Michael Del Zotto tweeted, 'Is it October yet?'

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