Much of the hockey world is abuzz of course with the news of the Canadiens dealing Jaroslav Halak to the St. Louis Blues for a couple of prospects that may or may not make a difference in the scheme of things. Newspapers and blogs are on the story like a quarterback on a cheerleader. It seems it’s the talk everywhere, including, I’m sure, around the proverbial watercooler.
But is it the talk in Williams Lake, the little town in BC’s interior where Carey Price, now the Habs number one goaltender, grew up?
I spent several valuable minutes trying to find out.
First, a phone call to the Williams Lake Tribune, where editor Ken MacInnis very politely told me he hadn’t heard much about it all and hadn’t heard others talk about it either. But he told me to try the Oliver St. Bar and Grill, which I did.
“You’re talking to the wrong person,” admitted bartender Jenna. “I don’t follow sports at all. But phone back at 5 because Tony will be in and he’s a big sports guy and he’ll fill you in, I’m sure.”
At 5;10 I phoned and Jenna answered and I asked for Tony and she said she had mentioned to him that I had called and asked about any buzz in town about Price and he said he hadn’t heard much of anything and there wasn’t any buzz and she apologized and I hung up and now I’m typing this tremendously exciting in-depth story about the non-buzz in Williams Lake, home of Carey Price.
Williams Lake, at least at the Tribune and the Oliver St. Bar and Grill, isn’t buzzing.