There are a lot of grieving baseball fans out there, some of whom are members of my family, and yet it’s safe to say the absence of both the Yankees and Mets from the playoffs is a boost for New York hockey. I mention this because at a time of year when my newspaper usually has room for little more than the word “puck,” they’re actually asking for stories.
With that in mind, keep an eye out for my fairly comprehensive Rangers season preview to run on Saturday. If I’m feeling generous, I may post some of it beforehand tomorrow.
On a somewhat related note, keep an eye out for ESPN Radio’s “New York Hockey This Week” which will be a weekly one-hour show hosted by Chris Botta and Don La Greca. The first show will be Saturday morning from 10:30 to 11:30, although the show will most often precede Rangers pre-game shows during the season.
That’s more hockey coverage than we’re used to in these parts, and it’s a welcome change.Â Hopefully it means more people coming to their senses about a game they’ve overlooked for too long.