Happy, because September means hockey … pre-training camp, training camp, preseason.
And, 39 days until Opening Night.
39: The Dominator. Dominik Hasek, maybe the best goalie ever for a stretch of years. Certainly in the conversation.
39: Doug Weight, until he was traded for Esa Tikkanen, and Todd Marchant (for one game), until he was traded for Craig MacTavish.
39: Dan Cloutier, who liked to fight as much as he liked to stop pucks. About his gloves, following the event on Long Island, he said, simply, “They came off.”
You guys already mentioned some of these, if not all … also, 39: Dave Parker.
39: Chris Chelios’ age in 1939.