The defenseman’s No. 2 will be just the fifth retired number in team history, joining Rod Gilbert (7), Eddie Giacomin (1), Mike Richter (35), and Mark Messier (11).
Still no word on when Walt Podubny’s No. 8 is going up, but I’m sure that’s right around the corner as well.
I haven’t seen anything formal from the Rangers, but then, I haven’t been looking. I have since gone from golf coverage to….tennis, where I am covering the women’s quarterfinal at the U.S. Open.
Next up, polo!
Meanwhile, it’s worth noting the Rangers opponent that night will be Atlanta. I’m not sure of the significance, if there is any.