There’s a lot of talk today about the class of 2015 being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame tonight. And sure, it’s a great group. Among NHL stars Sergei Fedorov, Phil Housley, Nicklas Lidstrom, and Chris Pronger, there is US National Team star Angela Ruggiero as well as builders Peter Karmanos and Bill Hay. […]Read More Knocking Hockey Hall of Famers Down a Peg or Two
There is a lot of 1992 to discuss here. I’ll start with the moustache. Thick and rich, getting in the way of food and drink… that’s what a real man’s moustache is supposed to look like. I’m told that he looks “like a vacuum cleaner.” I had to have that one explained to me, but […]Read More Doug Jones: Closer, All-Star, Moustache.
Well, a lot of what I believed in came crashing down around me today. See, today was the day Marty McFly got to the future in Back to the Future Part 2. It’s now October 21, 2015. We don’t have hoverboards. We don’t have flying cars. We don’t have self-drying jackets or self-tightening shoes or […]Read More The Chicago Cubs, Back to the Future, and Blue Pyjamas
I’m not here to talk about Neil Wilkinson’s 460 career games in the NHL, nor am I here to talk about his induction to the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame – in the same class as Theo Fleury, no less. I’m also not here to talk about his key role in the Minnesota North Stars’ run to […]Read More Neil Wilkinson, Easton Air, and California Cool
Today, in Uniforms I Miss, the Hartford Whalers. Whether it’s the green beauty modelled above by Ron Francis, who was pretty good, or the blue one sported below by Robert Petrovicky, who is 41 years old and still plays professional hockey, the Whalers had a great look. A few things that are worth noting about the […]Read More Looking Good Losing with the Hartford Whalers
So, 21 years ago tonight, Joe Carter hit a three run home run to win the 1993 World Series for the Toronto Blue Jays. Just to make that extra clear, I said twenty-one years ago, and 1993 World Series. If that doesn’t make you feel old, you’re probably not that old. You can watch it […]Read More All About Joe Carter, High Tops and Cool
Borje Salming was a great hockey player. He was a trail blazer, one of the first Swedish players to make an impact in the NHL. But, I’ll tell you, that sat very poorly with seven-year-old me. Very poorly indeed. Let me explain. The card you see above was issued by Esso during the 1988-89 season […]Read More On Borje Salming, Skate Cuts and Bad Letters