The morning after the night before: the Carey bomb goes off in Winnipeg

It was time for Carey Price to do what GM Marc Bergevin suggested in a franglais phrase to make a Tongue Trooper weep:          “Steppez-up!”          If any player on the Canadiens roster needed to steppez in Winnipeg Thursday night, it was Price.          Instead, all he managed to do was to steppez on a … Continue reading The morning after the night before: the Carey bomb goes off in Winnipeg

After 31 years, the bitter memories remain: on the massacre at the Poly and its aftermath

It was late on a December afternoon, the early winter dark a gathering gloom, a light, wet snow beginning to fall.          I was in the large, well-lit newsroom at the old Gazette building on St. Antoine St., writing a city column on crack dealers working the area near the Georges-Vanier Métro when I saw assignment editor Catherine … Continue reading After 31 years, the bitter memories remain: on the massacre at the Poly and its aftermath