Catching Up With The Past is a weekly round up of all the news involving former NHL players and hockey legends in general. As always, click on the link for the original news stories.
The big news this week is the passing of Ned Harkness, legendary coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Cornell and former general manager of the Detroit Red Wings. He died on Friday, suffering a stroke at the age of 89.
Believe it or not, Claude Lemieux is interested in making a comeback to the NHL.
Cornwall, the supposed hockeyville champion of 2007 even though Smithers was clearly the better choice, has committed great injustice in not recognizing two hometown hockey hall of famers. While Cornwall celebrates it's great hockey history, there is next to no mention of Newsy Lalonde or Cy Denneny.
Speaking of Hockeyville, I really enjoyed the NHL Network coverage of the Montreal-Buffalo pre-season game at Roberval, Hockeyville 2008. I think it was the different camera angles that made it so interesting to watch.
Celebrating their 100th season of hockey, the Montreal Canadiens will be honored with commemorative stamps and even a loonie.
Former NHL defenseman and coach Joel Quenneville was arrested for suspicion of driving while impaired this week.
Ryan Walter is happy to be home in Vancouver.
Red Berenson is a NCAA coaching legend enjoying his time as a guest coach at the Detroit Red Wings training camp.
This will be the last NHL season for referee Rob Schick.
Maureen McMorrow remembers Vladislav Tretiak.
Former NHL goalie Pat Jablonski is making a full recovery after breaking his back in a surfing accident.
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