Boone may be riding off into the sunset – metaphorically; he’s actually driving off to the suburbs – on Aug. 31.
But on at least 82 occasions – and maybe more, inshallah, if the Canadiens make the playoffs – the happy retiree will be hunched over a keyboard, pretending to be a productive member of society.
A prolonged period of intense negotiations between HIO executives and Boone’s agent, Otto Yerass of the sports management firm Dewey, Skruwem & Howe, has resulted in an agreement that guarantees the continuation of the live game blog and the post-game About Last Night feature.
The Canadiens are scheduled to begin their exhibition season on Sunday, Sept. 23, with a 7 p.m. game against the Ottawa Senators at the Bell Centre.
HIO’s live blogger will be there … if there is a there.