TORONTO (June 16) — A cynic would contend it is thoroughly emblematic of this city that our three “least–fashionable” sports teams have won championships in the past 6½ months. No disrespect to the Argonauts, Toronto F.C. or the Marlies, but… Read More
TORONTO (Sep. 4) — The names have changed with ownership and the unquestioned priority of television over radio — from CJCL AM–1430 to The Fan–1430; The FAN–590; Sportsnet Radio The FAN–590 and, today, Sportsnet–590 The FAN. What will never change… Read More
TORONTO (June 29) — On Sunday afternoon in Chicago, moments after the 2017 National Hockey League draft, Lou Lamoriello sat alongside Mark Hunter and did what only he can do to perfection. Engaging and cooperative, the Maple Leafs general manager… Read More
By HOWARD BERGER
TORONTO (Jan. 20) — Actually, and I beg pardon of The Beatles, it was 20 years ago tonight. Late tonight Eastern Standard Time.
Professionally, it became a milestone — my first game covering the Toronto Maple Leafs… Read More
By HOWARD BERGERTORONTO (Oct. 25) – With reasonable hope for an 82-game National Hockey League schedule doused – and assuming there was hope to begin with – it is not incomprehensible that a second entire season could vanish in … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERTORONTO (Oct. 2) – Sadly, you have to be nearing 30 years of age to remember when a work stoppage in the National Hockey League ended in time to salvage part of a season. But, it did … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERTORONTO (Sep. 22) – While there is ample opportunity for the National Hockey League and its players to salvage the 2012-13 season, the calendar could be deceiving.“The two sides are so entrenched in their positions that … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERLOS ANGELES (Aug. 18) – I was intrigued to notice the bulletin on Friday night coming out of Rosemont, Ill. that National Hockey League players – according to their leader, Donald Fehr – are “unified in the … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERNEWARK (June 1) – As commissioner Gary Bettman pointed out on Wednesday night, it isn’t plausible to characterize the climate between the National Hockey League and the NHL Players Association before actual talks begin on a new … 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).