As Rask so eloquently pointed out, there’s not a whole lot going on right now in Puck World. And without any logical tie-ins to the Olympics or NFL Training Camp, ice hockey beat writers are struggling with their August doldrum “PAY ATTENTION TO ME” pieces. But thanks to a bunch of pre-teens swinging metal bats somewhere in Pennsylvania, there’s still hope.
Ah, the Little League World Series.
For those not important enough to get a Beijing press pass or a unlimited expense account to visit suburban collegiate gridirons, they are left to cover a nationally-televised children with He Kexin-esque aging issues. Hey, hockey writers! You’re not doing anything! See if you can find an NHL tie-in at the LLWS!
Ah, Chris Drury.
As a few some all of you know, New York Rangers forward Chris Drury had a LLWS ring (he promptly traded it to Billy for a Todd Van Poppel rookie card). NHL.com has desperately interviewed Drury, learning such ground breaking insights like how he “remembers what a good time it was” and “it was exciting.” Get that guy a Pulitzer.
(Or a Todd Van Poppel rookie card.)
After the jump, we give you what Chris Drury really thinks about his diamond days, assuming he’s got a bit of Truth Serum Lager and Ale in him.