November 8, 1986 - #BostonBruins lefty goaltender #PatRiggin leads the team to a 5-1 win over the #QuebecNordiques and celebrates by tapping his helmet on his teammates helmets at the final horn at the Quebec Coliseum! Never saw that before! www.hofhockey.com
Sporting my #19 all time favourite's jersey today in support of the #Humboldt team. CANADA LOVES YOU.
31 years ago Sakic and the swift current team went through something similar....surely not as tragic...but for those teammates who survived, im sure this brought back many memories. ❤ “You remember how hard it was, the pain. And it’s one of those things. It’s one of the hardest things you have to deal with. In time, they'll be able to move forward, but right now — when I heard the news, it crushes you to think that other people are going through this right now. It’s tough, but they’re going to get through it.” Sakic.
At the end of the 1996 hockey season, I made a conscious decision that I was done with the NHL. In 1993 the Minnesota North Stars relocated from the Twin Cities, to the Lone Star State. This was the first of four NHL relocations that took place over a span of five years. The league that I knew, and felt comfortable with was changing, and at an alarming rate. The North Stars were gone, and with them, the Nordiques and Whalers would follow in 1995, and '97 respectively...........and like many fans of the Winnipeg Jets, I couldn't even look at the Phoenix Coyotes without feeling physically ill. I felt as though the league had turned it's back on the fans, and I was prepared to return the favor........I was out! That remained the status quo until around 2000, or 2001 when a friend and I decided to check out a Canucks game in Vancouver. The opponent that night was the Montreal Canadiens, and (I'm not gonna lie) there may have been a little spark between myself and the Habs. What started out slowly, and felt a little fraudulent at first eventually blossomed into a pleasant enough friendship, that I would eventually feel comfortable admitting in public that I'd become a Canadiens fan. I still have a little soft spot for the Montreal Canadiens because of the time we shared, but in 2011 I dropped them faster than a rebound girlfriend. It's game day from the Bell Centre. Go Jets!!!