I’m a passionate advocate of removing hockey from non-hockey markets (like Phoenix), and bringing them to the cradle of hockey, Canada, where the sport runs through our blood like hot brandy on a freezing night by the old frozen pond.
This is a letter sent out by hockey legend Doug Gilmour, who also feels we need another NHL team in Canada. And Doug is also a strong supporter of athletes with disabilities, a cause which in my book is as important as it gets. I’m with Doug Gilmour all the way on this. On both counts.
Make It Seven fans,
I have had the privilege of playing for seven different NHL teams in my career. The number has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?
There are no greater hockey fans than Canadians and like you, I want to see a seventh NHL team in Canada.
Thursday I am in Toronto co-hosting the annual “Dougy, (Jim) Cuddy and Friends Celebrity Bowl” for Special Olympics, a bowling tournament that raises funds to support sport programs for people with intellectual disabilities across the country. Jim Cuddy and I are being joined by 50 celebrities from the sports and music worlds to support this important cause.
Jim Balsillie shares my passion for sport and for Special Olympics. And I share his passion for a seventh NHL team in Canada. So I am asking you to help us.