I heard on TSN today, before heading to the ferry terminal, Mark Recchi’s blabberings about how the extent of Max Pacioretty’s injury was embellished by the Habs looking for a suspension for Zdeno Chara. I figured this would be the Bruins’ party line once it was discovered that Max was out of the hospital quickly and could be back playing in the playoffs.
First it was Brad Marchand polluting the air a couple of weeks ago, and now Recchi. And they call us whiners!
It only goes to show that some hockey players, as in all walks of life, just aren’t tremendously gifted in the brain department. Marchand for sure. I just didn’t know Recchi was cut from the same cloth.
And to think Recchi was once a Montreal Canadien.
Below – the first leg of our trip to Ontario - leaving Powell River on a ferry to Vancouver Island. As you can see from the pics, Powell River isn’t exactly Montreal or Toronto. But it’s a lovely town with lovely people. And scattered throughout are Habs fans, although you have to look for awhile.
Click on the photos and enlarge them. In the bottom one of Powell River you’ll notice buildings at the top of the hill. We live just to the left of these with a view of ferries and tugboats coming and going. The big square condo at the top of the picture is just down the street from us.
We’re in Courtenay now and I’m sad to report that my favourite sports bar has been renovated and is now full of padded chairs with high backs and a fireplace. They’ve ruined a fine place. Big padded chairs and fireplaces should be illegal in sports bars. And instead of a dozen TV’s, there’s just one.
Tomorrow - Ottawa.
Someday Ottawa will have an NHL team too!