Tag Archives: Stanley Cup

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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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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A Steadfast Hab-it

You may not bow down and be a true believer, but I am. At the altar of the Montreal Canadiens, I mean. The spirit descended on me in 1962 and I have not felt a moment of doubt ever since. … Continue reading

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Vive le Quebec

In the end it did take a brain surgeon. To beat back the separatists, I mean. And it looks like I’ll be able to continue feeding my love of poutine and smoked meat without having to support a foreign, hostile … Continue reading

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