Eddie Shack… and Leafs vs. Columbus

TORONTO (July 24) — As an avid golfer throughout his life, Eddie Shack knows what it’s like to be on the “back nine.” Sadly, that’s where Shack resides today in his battle with throat cancer. After spending a period of… Read More

Lady Byng Nod A Microcosm of Leafs

TORONTO (July 19) — There is, of course, no shame in being nominated for any award the National Hockey League distributes, including the Lady Byng Trophy for gentlemanly comportment. Among the three finalists for the Byng is Auston Matthews of… Read More

Are We Clamoring For This?

TORONTO (July 10) — As the National Hockey League moves toward the most perilous scheme in its 103–year history, I am left to ponder the enthusiasm for a quasi–Stanley Cup tournament in the heat of summer. My assessment, of course,… Read More


TORONTO (July 6) — Having known George Armstrong for roughly 35 years, I figured to be informed, rather quickly, about a shift in personality leading up to his tenth decade on Earth. And, quite frankly, I grew concerned when ol’… Read More
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