I can close my eyes and see Christmas when I was a little boy. Waking up to presents under the tree, a new hockey stick in plain view, and sometimes, if my dad, er, Santa, got really lucky, there might even be a hockey ticket to see the Montreal Canadiens just a couple of hours away in Toronto at Maple Leaf Gardens. Then it was outside to play road hockey in my new Montreal Canadiens sweater and toque, until the street got dark and my toes got frozen.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you who come here to read my blog. It’s extremely important to me to have the type of readers I have – well informed, smart, friendly, and you keep me on my toes constantly. The insights you offer and the passion you have makes me strive to make some kind of sense when I write about the Habs. Because I know If I screw up, you’ll be all over me like a quarterback on a cheerleader.
Even those who read but don’t comment, thanks a lot too. I know you’re out there because the hits keep climbing, and If you feel like it sometime, have your say too. It’s a lot of fun when a whole bunch of Habs fans get together and decide how to fix things.
Have a terrific Christmas and a beautiful New Year. You’re all great. And we’ll go along for the ride together as the Habs pick it up a notch in 2010