By Michael Russo
One of you Russovilleites (off the record, NiNY) asked me the other day who are my must-reads on a daily basis on the NHL circuit.
Unfortunately, one of them, Tim Pannacio of the Philly Inquirer, is no longer on the hockey beat as of this summer, which leaves a giant loss for the NHL.
Truth is I read just about everybody every morning, but here’s one of the first on my ‘favorites,’ — legendary Montreal Gazette writer Red Fisher, who has covered the Habs since well before I was born.
That explains why the Hall of Fame Fisher has been such a mentor for some of us younger hockey writers. Here’s a great column he wrote today on Scotty Bowman.
Not much else going on. Anybody see Manny Ramirez’s press conference in LA the other day? Asked about wearing No. 99, Manny said, “I dont know anything about hockey. We don’t have much hockey in the Dominican.”
OK, that’s it from here. I’m on vacation, but I thought I’d say bonjour.