Word is that Czech model Karolina Kurkova is looking forward to having the NHL end its one-year timeout.
"Can't wait for her beloved Rangers to resume playing hockey Oct. 6 at the Garden -- especially because there will be five of her countrymen on the team -- Jaromir Jagr, Martin Rucinsky, Martin Straka, Marek Malik and Petr Prucha.'' "Prucha is from Kurkova's hometown of Decin. She's never met him, but wants to take all of them out for dinner before the season starts.''
"I can't wait to see my Czech brothers on the ice again,'' she said. "I was miserable for a year without hockey, I'm so glad it's back.