And Shana Tova to all who celebrate the new year 5771 (hope I spelled that right).
Well, it looks like the typical internet wildfire, everybody jumping the gun that Marc Staal’s signing is imminent. Most legit news sources were guarded in reports of the negotiations. But some just took it and ran.
Again, I doubt Staal is really close to signing. I could be completely wrong. But I’d bet it won’t happen until after camp begins next Friday.
FYI, MSG Network made it official today. Butch Goring will replace Billy Jaffe as Islanders’ TV color analyst with the great play-by-play man Howie Rose.
Thirty-one days until the Opener. A lot of you guys beat me to the key No. 31s in the earlier thread. I’ll give you one.
31: Ed Figueroa, who went 62-39 wearing that number for the Yankees, including 20-9 in 1978, helping them to three consecutive World Series and two championships.