Another Canadian soldier was killed in Afghanistan on the weekend.
Pte. Colin William Wilmot, a military medic, was killed by an explosion near the city of Kandahar.
I felt it was important to tell you this for two reasons.
With Don Cherry off air until October, there is a chance some hockey fans will not know of this news. Say what you want about Cherry, but he's a proud Canadian and proud of the Canadian military. Keep up the good work Don.
The other reason is I have a bit of a guilty conscience. You see, last November was my first November GreatestHockeyLegends.com was in operation. Remembrance Day, or Veteran's Day as it is known in the United States, fell just one day after the Hockey Hall of Fame inductions. I was so spent covering the Hall inductions, that I had nothing ready for Remembrance Day. I knew it was inexcusable and I've thought about it ever since.
This year I was determined to have my Remembrance Day piece done much earlier. And as we say thank you and good bye to Pte. Colin William Wilmot, today seems as good of a day as any to unveil it.
I give to you my essay: War And It's Effect On Hockey History