My long-time great friend Mel St. Onge, in my old hometown Orillia, sent me this email today. Orillia is 40 miles from Collingwood, where the Canadiens make final adjustments before beginning the season on Thursday.
“Hey, thought u should know, Barrie TV station showed kids yesterday skipping school and lined up to get autographs from the Habs. It was pouring rain and they all stopped and signed the kids stuff, and this tells me they are classy guys. They could have just walked by them and gone on the bus, but they all got wet to keep these young fans happy. Pretty classy I thought.”