Hockey and the tapestry of our lives

2021-11-06T23:12:30-04:00October 9th, 2021|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , |10 Comments

I would be a Leafs fan, I suppose, but when I was seven years old someone put a woolly Montreal Canadiens sweater on me, with the rest of my hockey gear, skates and all, before snapping a Polaroid of me standing in the living room. My allegiance was somehow set. Paul, my best friend, was a Leafs fan. His mother made sandwiches and cookies