---Okay, I was just looking for an excuse to post some gratuitous Olympic coverage. Who'd want to bet that Misty May and Kerry Walsh couldn't out jump every Ranger on the roster. Different muscles for different sports, you know. So what is the hockey equivalent of a 42" vertical jump?
I know that's not May and Walsh above, but this one ties into the embrace theme.
Speaking of super women jocks, the American woman who won the discus Monday, Stephanie Brown Trafton, would have given super decathlon stud Bob Mathias a run for his money at his specialty, the discus.
Bob Mathias, 6'3" 203 pounds, threw the men's discus (2kg) a distance of 144' 4" at the 1952 Olympics held in London. Trafton, who is 6'4" and 225 pounds threw the (1kg) women's discus 212' 5" in Beijing. Would she beat Mathias if she threw the heavier disk? Who has better form?
Anyway, back to hockey, so Brooksie is reporting that Matt Sundin is "itchin' to lace 'em up on Broadway." And that means "the Blueshirts would almost certainly have to move defenseman Michal Rozsival, who re-signed on July 1 for $5M per for four years."
Sunny for Rosey, who's going to argue against that move? But, that leaves the Rangers with only five defensemen. Hey, can we get Leetch back on the ice? Some guy named Chelios is still apparently playing at the god awful age of 46. If Leetch did come back would they have to take his number down?
And I bet 'Tomato Face' still has Malik's number if they need a warm half-dead body to play defense. Hank will just have to suck it up again. So we get Sunny and the imposing 6'6" embalmed Marek Malik back for Rosey. Happy days are here again.
I think Walsh & May could both out jump, out hit, and out-quick Merek, but I'm pretty sure he can still out skate them, but I'm not betting on that.