Markov, Hamrlik, Rocket, And A Dead Deer
I had a close encounter with a deer today on my way to work at 4:30 a.m. We both lost.
The deer is now in deer heaven. My car is a write-off. The entire front end is crunched beyond repair.
If you ever need to wake up in a hurry when you’re going to work, just hit a deer.
So now is not the time to get into anything that takes a while. I see that Andrei Markov and Roman Hamrlik are getting their pens ready to sign on the dotted line, and after this happens, we can only hope that when the new season unfolds, Roman will have found some new zip, and Andrei will suffer nothing more than the odd hangnail.
I have to go out and try to find a car, but I’ll leave you with this:
Hall of Famer Tom Johnson, who toiled on the blueline for the Canadiens from the late 1940′s to the early 1960′s, told the Montreal Gazette back in 1996 about the time a group of Habs shaved Rocket Richard’s chest during a train trip. “He was a strong guy and it took eight of us to hold him down,” Johnson said. “But he got his revenge while we were sleeping the next night. He took one shoe from each of us and threw it off the train. We arrived in Montreal and it was snowing – and here we were walking through the station with one shoe each.”