Update, 2:30 p.m.:
So apparently Hurricane’s coach Paul Maurice is an idiot:
Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy has a great piece on whether the Rangers will be seeking retribution tonight against Eric Staal for his hit on brother Marc that has left the Rangers defenseman with a post concussion syndrome that has kept him from playing this season…
“Had it been a dirtier hit — some, like Larry Brooks of the Post, still view it as “a mean, high, albeit not penalized” check — perhaps the lust for retribution would be greater for the Rangers. But the circumstances being what they are in this brother-on-brother violence, it feels like there’s an underlying remorse that will prevent any retribution.”
Wyshynski says Rangers players don’t seem intent on seeking retribution, while Eric Staal has suffered mightly this year some feel because of the guilt he has from the hit.
While Staal my not be on the receiving end of retribution tonight he will feel the wrath of the MSG crowd…
…because Eric and Marc are brothers and it seems the entire Rangers team knows how Eric has been suffering I’d be shocked to see anyone take a shot at him tonight. Although with Avery on the team you never know. Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.