Tag Archives: Montreal Canadiens

A Stitch in Time

I told the plastic surgeon that I wanted to look like Paul Newman in the the 60s. Not when Paul Newman was in his 60s. Paul Newman in the 1960s. You know.. his heyday of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance … Continue reading

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No Moore

‘Appropriate’ is a much-used word in our time. For example, when I voice an opinion someone is sure to say, “That’s not appropriate.” The end of the year, however, is the most appropriate time to sing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ to … Continue reading

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Memoires

France , of course, has been in the news lately. What this has done has brought back memories of my year in France. It was 1995-96 and it was a teaching exchange. If it was a trip then it was … Continue reading

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To Hab and Hab-Not

I don’t wear my Montreal Canadiens’ hockey jersey outside the house. I’m afraid of being attacked in the street by some passive Ottawa bureaucrat who will grab me by the throat and start ripping me up, limb by limb. Ottawa … Continue reading

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Don’t Call Me Coach

Coach Paul McLean of the Ottawa Senators was fired the other day. According to his boss, Bryan Murray, it’s McLean’s fault that the Senators suck so bad. As an ex-coach myself, of a list of different teams in a lot … Continue reading

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Requiem For A Role Model

Jean Beliveau died yesterday; December 2, 2014. A year ago my son Adam and I were watching an NHL game together. He turned to me and asked, “Who’s your favourite player , Dad?” I didn’t hesitate. It wasn’t even close. … Continue reading

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Texas Landing

Checking a hockey bag with the Ottawa Airport luggage guy was a conversation starter. “Marc Messier just went through,” he said, assuming that I would recognize the name of the five-time Stanley Cup winner. I looked at him doubtfully. They … Continue reading

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