Oh yeah, now I remember.
Yes, the Rangers will be hosting the Maple Leafs tomorrow night at the Garden, and even if Sean Avery will be wearing a brace around his wrist and serving in his unofficial role as fan ambassador, the left wing remains a key part of the story.
It was against the Leafs last month, remember, that Avery got into his pre-game skirmish with Darcy Tucker and Jason Blake, leading to radio reporter Howard Berger’s report that said Avery made remarks about Blake’s bout with leukemia.
Since then, Avery and his lawyer have been preparing a libel suit against Berger, and in response, Berger even went so far as to offer a public retraction on-air on Monday. But apparently that might not be enough.
“I haven’t told my lawyer that he’s fired yet, so he’s still working,” Avery said.
Me being an idiot, I originally took that to mean that Avery was satisfied with the retraction.
“No, if I was satisfied, I would have told my lawyer, ‘You can stop charging me $495 an hour,'” Avery said. “I don’t really know what I can say and what I can’t say, but it is certainly not the end of it all, I can tell you that.”
While Avery appears to be holding his ground, Berger himself will be back in New York to cover the game, and the Rangers are denying “this report”:http://www.globesports.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071204.truth05/GSStory/GlobeSportsHockey/home that says they are refusing the reporter admission into the press box. The team says Berger might not get a seat in the lower press box, but that, they say, is a numbers issue because there are only a select number of seats.
Oh, the drama.
Meanwhile, in other news:
“Sixty-eight,” he said.
I was confused. Where did he play? Was this “Golden Tee?”
“Four-under par,” he said.
Finally, I got it: Dubinsky was minus-4 against the Canes.
In my defense, I was out late playing hockey last night.
“There’s definitely some pain and I’m sure there will be for a while,” Mara said. “But it’s something I have to deal with.”
Just probably not tomorrow, which means…
That’s it for now. More later…