Blue Bayou (Donal) in London, England, found this in the Guardian from a couple of months ago, and sends it along. It’s a video of Russian President Vladimir Putin playing hockey for an amateur squad against a bunch of Russian legends, and amazingly, Putin sort of looks like he’s played before. He skates okay, scores a couple, including a nice backhand, and all the players suck up to him in blatant fashion.
I think the goalie let up. Maybe he’s read too many books about Stalin and felt the gulag would beckon if he stoned the prez. But I’m sure Putin wouldn’t do that. Maybe a little tongue-lashing, but no gulag.
Here’s the link with the video. Putin pops a couple
From Danno, a link to a story about how the big Habs condo that everyone’s talking about, the one to be built at the Bell Centre, will be erected on Centennial Plaza, where fans bought bricks which are on display, and where statues of Howie Morenz, the Rocket, Jean Beliveau, and Guy Lafleur stand for all to admire.
So much for Centennial Plaza. Wait till I tell my friend Leo, here in Powell River, who was given a brick for his birthday a few years ago and is so proud of it.
Here’s the link – Get Real Hockey
Last year the Canadiens wanted $89,000 from a restaurant owner who had the gall to put a picture of guy wearing a Habs sweater, along with the words “Go Habs Go,” on the wall of his establishment. Now they’re doing this, and it’s all very disappointing.