Canada's New Candle King
Former New York Islander Billy Harris is doing quite well for himself the candle business.
For a kid that grew up in Toronto's north end, if you would have told him that his post hockey career would have taken him to candles, you probably would have been laughed at.
"I've been at this (Muskoka Candle Co.) since 2003", Harris said during our Saturday morning telephone conversation. ""We produce custom made candles, labels with corportae or client logos. The candles have a longer burn time; 2 to 3 times longer than paraffin wax." Full Story
Ludzy and Le Petit Tigre
Steve Ludzik recently interviewed Marcel Dionne, asking a whole range of questions. Who was better, Gretzky or Lemieux? “If Mario wanted to be ‘the guy,’ he would be the greatest ever, but he didn’t have the passion that Gretzky had.” How is the game different today than when he was growing up? “We ‘learned’ the game. Today everybody is ‘teaching’ the game.”
Eddie Shore Back From The Grave
Eddie Shore comes back from the grave to accuse of NHL of being "no good pansies."
Eddie Shore, the legendary defenseman known for his superior toughness and skill who dominated the NHL for 16 seasons in the 20′s and 30′s, passed away in 1985 at the age of 82. But due to the current state of the NHL, he could no longer rest in peace and returned from the grave with a message.
“These players today are a bunch of no good pansies,” Shore said. “A bunch of high-falutin Mary’s if I ever seen one. What they need is a good kick in the pants and a swift dose of the ol’ 1-2.”
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Good Ol' J.R.
Jeremy Roenick certainly did not hid his feelings on several issues recently, including Sidney Crosby's new contract:
“You have the Pittsburgh Penguins, who give the guy who has the biggest concussion problems in all of hockey, a (big) deal. I think Crosby’s the best player in the game, don’t get me wrong, but when you have concussion problems the way that he has in the last year and a half … is that smart business? I don’t think so.”
Maurice Richard's Roof Blown Off
A large section of Montreal's Maurice Richard Arena's roof has blown off. The Arena, which his home to Canada's national short track speed skating team, is located next Olympic Stadium.
Joyeux Anniversaire, Jean Beliveau
Nice tribute at Canadiens.com. Also sharing Beliveau's birthday today: Scott Niedermayer, Ryan Kesler, Kent Nilsson, Brian Conacher and Ondrej Pavelec.
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