By HOWARD BERGERTORONTO (Dec. 24) – With the NHL lockout duration now into triple figures, there is growing concern that an abbreviated schedule would lack substance. First, let us get to that stage. Given that the owners and players … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERTORONTO (Dec. 15) – At some point, it’s going to happen. Lights will be on at the Air Canada Centre and a blue Maple Leafs logo will glimmer from centre-ice. The red line will no longer be … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERTORONTO (Dec. 11) – Any person frequenting this blog will know that I do not venture far without my “trusty Nikon” – an elementary point-and-shoot camera that adds images to the words you read.As a … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERTORONTO (Dec. 10) – Despite the impassioned breakdown of talks on Thursday between the NHL and the NHL Players Association, signs continue to point toward a potential truce.Though an official resumption of collective bargaining has yet … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERTORONTO (Dec. 7) – During his emotion-charged gathering with reporters in New York on Thursday, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman fielded only one repeat question: Is a lack of trust between owners and players hampering the negotiating process?… Read More
By HOWARD BERGERTORONTO (Dec. 6) – From this sentence forward, an embargo on the word “lockout” will come into effect.You will not read it again in the ensuing blog – one of the lengthiest and most enjoyable I’ve … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERTORONTO (Dec. 1) – Once again, Sid the Kid is showing the way.As the NHL lockout approaches 2½ months, hockey fans may be getting tired of the game’s biggest star intimating that he will play in … 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).