Can only assume that most Rangers fans have been swept into a "forced reconciliation" (nice oxymoron, that)  that the Blueshirts will either miss the playoffs or be throttled in the first round and you want to spin things ahead already....

                 Fine. Been a while since that coup de foudre (loosely translated,  a lighting bolt of revelation) struck here at Chez Zipay, so I'm not going to paddle my kayak against the tide.

                 Arthur Staple has returned from a short respite and is pinch-hitting for me at practice on my off-day, but I'm carving out 60 minutes in a grand show of industry and alacrity for you loyalists. Then I'll leave you to your own devices until tomorrow.  (UPDATE: Stapes reports from practice that Sean Avery is back skating and Ryan Callahan is missing for second day after injury in Bosotn)

                See you later....

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