By HOWARD BERGERTORONTO (Mar. 5) – Though newspaper reading – like culinary preference – is largely a matter of taste, it may not be possible to find a better wordsmith in the sports section of a major Canadian daily … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERMONTREAL (Mar. 4) – There was a time when they used to boo Mikhail Grabovski in this city.Originally a Montreal prospect, the Belarusian bounced up and down (mostly down) between the Canadiens and AHL Hamilton Bulldogs … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERMONTREAL (Mar. 3) – Referring to the Maple Leafs collapse in the past month as “an 18-wheeler going over a cliff,” Brian Burke sat alongside his new-old coach this morning at the Bell Centre here, hoping that … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERMONTREAL (Mar. 3) – I was on a train Friday night from Toronto when news broke that Ron Wilson had been fired as coach of the Maple Leafs, which is somewhat ironic given that word of Pat … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERCHICAGO (Mar. 1) – Given the severely limited options available to Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke, the question must be asked: Would Burke’s old Stanley Cup running-mate in Anaheim – Randy Carlyle – be able to … Read More
Hockey/baseball reporter at THE FAN-590 for 23 years (1988-2011), and original from September 1992 launch of Canada’s first all-sports radio station. Covered Toronto Blue Jays 1992 and 1993 World Series victories. Started with Leafs full time in 1994. Enjoying life with my family (kids Shane and Lauren).