It’s hard to even think about hockey when you know the Mets have pretty much locked in pitcher Johan Santana. But still. Hockey goes on. The Rangers are trying to move defenseman Marek Malik, supposedly looking for a top four defenseman in return, ignoring:
- Malik’s status on the Rangers as a seventh defenseman
- Malik’s often horrible mental lapses and love of cross-ice passes in his own zone
- Malik, rather bizarrely, winding up benched right before the All-Star break, for not shaking coach Ranger coach Tom Renney’s hand after a victory.
So yeah. The Rangers should get a lot of nice offers for Malik.
Also, thanks to Matt Law for yesterday’s Alyssa Milano tips. While I would love for him to mine that stuff full-time, I think he’s going to be pretty busy with his brilliant Subway Barbers project.