My great and good friend, the late, much-missed Red Fisher, was a skeptic. He did not deal in rumours, he did not put up with fools and he was rarely if ever misled about the quality of a hockey team. Red was the most influential journalist in the history of the game for many … Continue reading Here ya go, Red – the players
Here we are, 19 days into October. Your Monday Morning Quarterback has grown a year older. The leaves are falling. The world is upside down, the streets a masked parade of anxious souls. And it is 39 years since Blue Monday, the day the Dodgers and Rick Monday wrecked the Expos' World Series plans and, … Continue reading On this Blue Monday anniversary, something to cheer about
There was an incident seven or eight years ago that pretty well defined the way I have thought of both players since. I don’t recall the date or the opponent, only that Brendan Gallagher had taken a bad hit along the boards and was down on the play. Max Pacioretty was a few feet … Continue reading Of COURSE Gallagher was going to sign. What did you expect?
Hating Marc Bergevin is a cottage industry in Montreal. There are niche broadcasters and columnists whose entire schtick is based on ripping the guy day after day after sorry day. It saves effort, I suppose, and thought, and dispenses with the need to actually know what you’re talking about – but it’s also ugly, unfair … Continue reading Molson stuck with Bergevin and now it’s paying dividends