These are my two kid brothers in the early 1970′s with good old Eddie Shack.
Paul, on the left, now has a great job with Correctional Services of Canada (parole board), which might come in handy if I decide to murder Gaston. It’s funny he’s wearing number 99. Wayne Gretzky was just a little kid like Paul at that time.
Joel, on the right, became a musician and lived in Nashville for a long time, and now plays in bands part-time and also builds houses.
Eddie Shack, for all I know, might still sell Christmas trees, hustle ten different ways, and continue to do extremely well for a guy who never learned to read or write. (He used to use a stamp to sign his autograph).
What’s this all about? It’s because I’m keeping on top of the contest which is not only related to sending a kids team to Whitehorse for Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada The Big Save, but stories of NHL players you’ve met over the years is a fascinating subject in its own right.
Tell me about these NHL players you’ve encountered, like these folks have in the comments section of My Brothers Met Eddie Shack At A Car Dealership, and I’ll put the names in the old fedora, pick one out, and somebody will win a family pack of hockey stuff like jerseys, hats, and toques from Scotiabank, which I’ll draw at the end of the month.