I don’t want to be an alarmist. I just think it’s weird Red Wing goalie Curtis Joseph missed his second start — this time against the always slumping New York Rangers. Coach Dave Lewis is obviously trying to send a message. I don’t know what the mesasage is, though. Detroit back-up Manny Legace is not a number one goalie. Even he’ll tell you that. So Cujo knows that he’ll be back in the nets sooner rather than later. To put it in SEINFELDian language, Lewis has no hand here.
If the Wings really want to scare Joseph into better play, they should get Jeff Hackett from Montreal.