From the latest Blueshirt Extra email:
You'll want to be in your seat by 1 p.m. to witness a very special pre-game ceremony organized by the Rangers organization. Although the nature of the planned ceremony is a surprise and can't be mentioned in advance, it's an event you won't want to miss and should make this game even more memorable. The ceremony begins promptly at 1 p.m.
Most certainly it will be for JD as this is his first return to the Garden. Anyone care to speculate what the organization will give him. I'm guessing a silver mustache comb...
He should be acknowledged. I was not as devestated to see him leave as many others were. JD was too much of a homer, I like how Micheletti is very honest with the way the Team plays. I can Understand JD wants everyone to like him, so he towed the "Garden line" by not being critical & putting on a happy face.
typically travel with the team? It's the Blues' first trip, but unlike coaches, President's do not often travel (unless it's for a special occasion, of course).
JD's been handling the day-to-day GM duties. He has a double role right now.
"Of course giving Sather cap space is like giving teenagers whiskey and car keys." - SBOB "Watching Sather build a team is like watching a blind man with no fingers trying to put together an elaborate puzzle." - Shadowtron
"Used to be only Twinkies and cockroaches could survive a nuke. I'd add Habs to that. I'm convinced the CH stands for Club du Hypocrisy." - Gee Wally
While still a major element of everything that comes from the Blues organization, I still have not read anywhere downplaying Larry Pleau's input/control.
Larry's wife apparently has cancer or something and he's been tending to her for quite some time while JD has been overseeing day to day operations. As far as I know it's still going on and has been happening for a while now.
im greatly looking forward to this game. JD is a class act as far as im concerned, and ill be applauding him from my couch at home. best in the business, and he deserves all the accolades hes going to get.
i figured all along they would do something for him when the blues came to town.. how could they not, it would be a real slap in the face.. he deserves it, he was great for the game when he was broadcasting.. brought lots of insight, and honestly i never saw him as a homer.. he called it how it was..
Of course John has aged being an exec.His current position has much more stress than his previous broadcasting positions.Before John's biggest worry was making sure his tee times were lined up.Now he has troubles and issues coming out of the wazoo