It seems that public humiliation, a $1-million fine, dismissal from the bar for professional misconduct, removal from the Order of Canada and Hockey Hall of Fame, an 18-month jail sentence and a forfeit of career and property only temporarily grounded Alan Eagleson.
The Eagle's clipped wings, he'll have you know, have fully refeathered.His supreme confidence and colossal sense of self were unbroken by his fall from dizzying heights.
Remorse? None. Satisfaction with how his life has turned out? Complete.
He believes history will remember him not for theft and incarceration - he remains certain he'd have beaten the rap - but for the 1972 Summit Series and creation of the players' union and Canada Cup tournaments.
March 02, 2007
Dave Stubbs interviewed Alan Eagleson recently: