If there is a Santa Claus (and I'm not saying there isn't), here's what my note to him would look like...
First of all, I appreciate you taking time out of your schedule to deliver gifts eight months early. I know this isn't the norm. Also, I hope you enjoy the cookies as much as I did buying them for you. Entenmann's baby. Don't get much better.
Well, here's the deal Santa. I'd be perfectly willing to hold off on the pony I was going to ask for at Christmas time if you would instead give the NY Rangers the ability to maintain a solid offensive front for three periods a game for the rest of their Playoffs run.
Thank you for Henrik Lundqvist and a penalty kill the likes of which I have never seen. But we need more goals Santa! Imagine if Rudolph's nose suddenly went dark. Now picture the little red lamp that sits behind the other teams goal. See where I'm going with this? Much like you need the "nose so bright," we need that lamp to light. Goals, Santa! It's gonna come down to goals and we need your help.
Who knows? Maybe this will work.
LET'S GO RANGERS!
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Author: Eddie Cahill | Special to NHL.com