1972 Canada vs Russia: what hockey once was; 2012 Lockout: what hockey has become

It was forty years ago today the the Summit Series between Canada and the Soviet Union ended with the now famous Paul Henderson goal. There have been other important goals since then: Mario Lemieux’s and Sidney Crosby’s come to mind. But the 1972 series and winning goal will never be matched simply because the worldContinue reading “1972 Canada vs Russia: what hockey once was; 2012 Lockout: what hockey has become”

NHL dispute and loss of hockey; fans don’t seem to care…yet!

A Postmedia News article in today’s The Gazette  quotes an NRG Research Group and Peak Communicators survey that found that half of those surveyed don’t really care about the possible lengthy loss of hockey due to the current dispute between NHL players and owners. The results, out Tuesday, showed 52 per cent of those surveyedContinue reading “NHL dispute and loss of hockey; fans don’t seem to care…yet!”

NHL lockout; lots of losers

The NHL lockout is only hours old but one thing is certain, if it continues for any length of time neither the league nor the players will be the big losers. The people who will really take a hit are those who own small peripheral businesses. Take a walk around Montreal (I am sure thisContinue reading “NHL lockout; lots of losers”