We're getting closer. Tuesday means that we're only a day out from Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. These long layovers are becoming a bit more familiar after playing back-to-backs in rounds one and two, but it still seems like an eternity since the Rangers have been on the ice. (It's actually been four days now since a game.) Plenty to talk about an dissect before the Cup round officially begins though. Here are your morning notes.
Some other general preview stuff that's worth a look:
- Getting to know the Kings. [NY Post]
- It's really not like he was going to give any other answer, but when posed the question, Alain Vigneault took a 180 on many predicting this Cup Final, saying the Rangers can win it. [NY Post] [ESPN NY] [Daily News] [Newsday]
- Jonathan Quick: The Connecticut kid with Blueshirts ties who will attempt to end their season. [NY Post]
A look back at how a relatively unknown goalie from Sweden became a seventh round pick in 2000, and now the King of New York. [NY Post]
Similar story yesterday from The Record, but on Brad Richards, who's been captaining the team without an official captain. [ESPN NY]