I think they use the term "flu" to account for any malady other than an iinjury... they got something pretty contagious, and any time Straka, Rucinsky or Jagr get sick, you can bet the other two will catch it.
The team travels in busses together, stays in hotels together and parties together. It's to be expected. Hopefully it's a short-lived bug, or we're ****ed in all sorts of ways.
ITs a genious ploy by Tom Renney to make the Devils think they are playing a hobbled team. Besides even if they do have it ive played with the "flu" before and sometimes you play even better...
it wouldn't be the first time that a coach has used that tactic, my local team was robbed of further playoff games this year when our #1 goalie suffered ligament damage, i hope the rangers really are bluffing or in the worse case that its true they get healthy in time for saturday
This could be an excuse that Renney is giving to the media to rest the star players; first Sykora was not told of the correct practice schedule now six players have the flu? Now I know it's definitely playoff time.
This is a team that absolutely needs guys like Jagr and Rucinsky. Even Rucchin. Rucinsky plays so far above his career par on Broadway, and if you look at our winningest months, it was when Rosie was healthy.