Happy Birthday to Sal (Red Light) Messina
A very Happy (69th) Birthday to Sal (Red Light) Messina, the long-time Rangers analyst (and former Long Island Ducks goaltender), now retired and living in Fla.
In 2005, Sal was honored by the Hockey Hall of Fame along with former Newsday hockey scribe Helene Elliott.
I never worked with Sal. But I did several playoff games with Helene and filled in for her during the 1988 Olympics, including the day Brian Leetch first showed up in Rye for Rangers practice.
But I digress.