Gone But Not Forgotten
From Randy Sportak of The Sun: Sadly, Rick Martin, Bill Goldsworthy and Gary Bergman aren't with their old teammates from the 1972 Summit Series.
The trio of Team Canada stalwarts never got a chance to see how the memories of that historic series have been embraced during Russia's 40th anniversary celebration.
Goldsworthy died in 1996, Bergman in 2000 and Martin in 2011. And although all are gone, they've not been forgotten by those who skated with them back in '72. Full Story
Alan Eagleson Always At Forefront
From Ken Dryden, special to the Globe And Mail: Alan Eagleson, head of the National Hockey League Players’ Association and agent to many players at the time, a front and centre person, took on a front and centre role. The best managers in hockey – once Frank Selke, Sam Pollock, Bill Torrey; more recently Lou Lamoriello and Ken Holland – make themselves largely invisible. Eagleson did not. His part in the 1972 series didn’t end when the series began because there were always new questions to answer, and because he was Eagleson. Full Story
No Room For Eagleson
From Adam Proteau of The Hockey News: ou can’t take away the history Eagleson helped make four decades ago. Unfortunately for Clarke and all of Eagleson’s remaining defenders, 1,000 power washers couldn’t clean the blood from his hands. Clarke or anyone else can revise history all they please, but Alan Eagleson is a pariah in hockey circles for good reason. And nothing he did for his country over the course of a few weeks can atone for it. Full Story