When he was met at his podium by Joe Micheletti of the NHL Network, Rick started mock-making out with him.
To his first question at the podium from the guys from Islanders TV: "Islanders TV! I didn't know you guys were here"!
To the young lady from MTV who suggested that if he's ever to score an NHL goal, he has to shoot more: "Aw man, that's what I'm doing wrong."
Rick has friends and family here and he's making sure he has time for everyone, including the media. You know he's determined to post a bagel in the first period tomorrow, but maybe Chris Osgood's advice is starting to sink in - "It's a game for the scorers, not the goaltenders. Whatever happens, forget about it as fast as you can."
The Hockey News has assigned a major feature on Rick to writer Ken Campbell because DP is going to be on the cover of THN's special Goaltenders issue. Yet another example of his rising star.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
True to form, Rick is loving every minute of his first weekend as an NHL All-Star.