Once Mighty Montreal Canadiens Now Just One of Thirty-One

If you are a sports fan in North America this is a very busy time of year. The baseball races are coming down to the wire. The NFL, CFL and college football are well underway. Hockey has begun preseason games and basketball is just around the corner. Phew! In Montreal, the focus is primarily onContinue reading “Once Mighty Montreal Canadiens Now Just One of Thirty-One”

Toronto Maple Leafs Playoff Bound; CBC Hones Bias

There won’t be any need for Viagra or Cialis in Toronto today. The beloved Maple Leafs have secured a spot in the National Hockey League playoffs. This will have the folks at the CBC in absolute raptures as post-season play returns to Canada’s largest hockey market. Big audiences mean big bucks. I am happy thatContinue reading “Toronto Maple Leafs Playoff Bound; CBC Hones Bias”

Young Hockey Players Sometimes Act Like Young Hockey Players

Breaking news from the Montreal Canadiens. Young hockey players sometimes act like young hockey players! Over the last few days the media focus has been on an ‘incident’ involving 21-year old Canadiens player Alex Galchenyuk and a domestic dispute. At eight o’clock one recent morning police were called by a neighbor to Galchenyuk’s place toContinue reading “Young Hockey Players Sometimes Act Like Young Hockey Players”

Montreal Canadiens Eliminated From Playoffs … Next Year!

DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! PleaseContinue reading “Montreal Canadiens Eliminated From Playoffs … Next Year!”

Brandon Prust: The Edward Snowden of the NHL

In recent years the National Hockey League has taken strides to clean up its act, namely by attempting to totally eliminate fighting. Fine, but it may now want to take a look at its officials if it wants to be taken seriously. Is the situation not a wee bit arse-end foremost when Montreal Canadiens playerContinue reading “Brandon Prust: The Edward Snowden of the NHL”

Hospital Movers Can Learn From Montreal Canadiens

After years of construction, some scandals and much second guessing, Montreal’s Royal Victoria Hospital’s move to the new McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) super hospital site is now mere days away. I hope those who are charged with overseeing things don’t make the same mistake that the Montreal Canadiens made when they moved. Yes, I’mContinue reading “Hospital Movers Can Learn From Montreal Canadiens”

Dear Ottawa Senators Fans

A condensed version of this letter appears in today’s Ottawa Citizen Dear Ottawa Senators Fans, Let me begin by congratulating you on your team’s advancement to the playoffs. It was a hard fought battle right to the end, and you can certainly be proud of the way your guys turned it on down the stretch.Continue reading “Dear Ottawa Senators Fans”

Are Local Newspapers Doomed?

In a recent column, her last, Montreal Gazette city editor Peggy Curran announced that she was leaving the paper. After 36 years she felt it was time to call it quits. She is going to spend some time looking at the world from a yellow kayak, once things thaw I assume. Although I have onlyContinue reading “Are Local Newspapers Doomed?”

Boston’s Never-ending Festival of Snow

If I turn on my TV and there are not a bunch of CNN reporters up to their arses in Boston snow I figure something is wrong. Boston is one of my favorite places, but what ever have you done to deserve this incredibly snowy fate? If I turn on my TV and there areContinue reading “Boston’s Never-ending Festival of Snow”

Montreal Canadiens Coach Snubs Rookie Reporter

We no longer live in a world where fedora-wearing reporters, pencils and pads in hand, try to get a few words out of a coach in his office after a game. Teams have elaborate media rooms set up with lights, cameras and branding and advertising galore. This age of instant information just makes stubborn orContinue reading “Montreal Canadiens Coach Snubs Rookie Reporter”