Eric Lindros stepped off the practice ice dripping blood, a Rangers coach having clipped him on the bridge of his nose.
No, Lindros and Bryan Trottier didn’t have it out yesterday at the MSG Training Center in Greenburgh.
On the contrary, following an ice-side, heart-to-heart talk convened while Lindros sat atop the boards, the rookie head coach and his star player teamed up to win a post-practice game of half-ice Two Pass. (Lindros set up Trottier for two goals and tipped in a Trottier shot for the gamer).
It was during that game that assistant coach Terry O’Reilly, the Boston franchise record-holder for penalty minutes, cut Lindros while trying to drive to the net. Old habits apparently die hard.
But not new grudges, to hear Trottier and Lindros tell it.
Hehe. O’Reilly must have really nailed Eric. They should be careful, though, with his fragile, egg-like head. Unless that was the thought . . .
In other news, the Rangers stupidly sent Jamie Lundmark and Rico Fata down to Hartford of the AHL, recalling Dixon Ward and Ted Donato. Dumb, dumb, dumb. Let the damned kids play!