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BTW, very pleased to add there will be an Everyday Hockey Heroes, Vol. III, coming out in October, 2022. Editor @sarahjanestp, co-author @JimLangSports and myself are already working on more inspiring stories, on and off the ice, for Vol. III.
Scarborough and the NHL were in the news on the weekend. For more on the historical connection between the two, check out this excerpt from Everyday Hockey Heroes, Vol. II. Just hit the link, scroll down and open the Excerpt tab to read the story: simonandschuster.ca/books/Everyday… twitter.com/tsnhockey/stat…
So here’s the official poll. Best father figure to pattern yourself after?
In honour of the return of @succession tonight on @CraveCanada and since I’m in the midst of re-watching @SHO_RayDonovan, I’m wondering who’s the better father, Logan or Mickey? @MikeMcKenzie11 and @ShawnMcKenzieSN don’t get a vote.
McAvoy breakdown: Salary/signing bonus 22-23: 6M/3.25M 23-24: 7.75M/3.25M 24-25: 8.5M/3M 25-26: 8.5M/3M 26-27: 6M/4M 27-28: 3.75M/4M 28-29: 4.5M/3M 29-30: 4.5M/3M
Good news for the B’s and Charlie McAvoy. Eight years, AAV of $9.5M.
It’s a new season, and a new life, for a now openly gay pro hockey play-by-play man. Here’s Jason Shaya’s coming out story 🏳️‍🌈tsn.ca/1.1705872Qu
So to his family, especially Dylan and Shannon, and his many friends, deepest condolences. It’s sad to lose Rob at such a young age, 63 is way too young, but we’ll celebrate him and his life. ❤️ 🙏
But the thing I came to appreciate the most about Rob was just how kind and caring he was, how many times he went out of his way to do something nice for someone who needed it. He’d do it quietly and without fanfare or recognition. Just a swell guy.
Rob was so proud of that group of kids and how they remained in contact through the years. He told me when JT was badly injured in last year’s playoffs vs. MTL, the Oakville kids were all so concerned because no one on that team would ever stay down unless it was really serious.
As talented an artist as Rob was, his real passion was supporting minor lacrosse/minor hockey. He loved to coach. He turned Oakville minor lacrosse (the 1989 borns, IIRC) from nothing into a provincial championship powerhouse. That team included @91Tavares and his own son Dylan.
Guy did sign the piece and went on his way. I’m not sure who or where the original is now, but that line — “Look at the size of my fucking nose!” — was always the source of such amusement for Rob, @TSNquizmaster and myself.
So I go into the visitors room at MLG, ask Guy to sign it and, of course, he says, Sure, no problem. As Guy is uncapping the Sharpie, he stops dead in his tracks, looks at the caricature, pauses and says: “Look at the size of my fucking nose!”
I wish I had the illustration to show you. Maybe it’s kicking around somewhere on the www. It was Guy in a Blueshirts jersey, holding a yellow flower, IIRC. The Rangers were coming to Toronto for a game and I decided to get Mac’s original artwork signed by The Flower.
Rob could draw anything — he was so gifted — but he was especially good at caricatures, really accentuating and going over the top with someone’s physical features. The @TSNquizmaster and I often laugh about his Guy Lafleur illustration, which we published after Guy became a NYR.
He was a funny bastard. Wry, quirky sense of humour. He had some edge to him, too, and could be really stubborn and principled. But he was also so incredibly kind and caring, always looking to help others. When I left THN for @StarSports, he gave me this:
Rob gave me this illustration/print from the 1987 Canada Cup, which he got signed by many members of the team. He couldn’t use an actual player’s face for the Team Canada skater, so he drew his own face in there. 😂p
Many know Rob as an incredibly talented artist. I got to know him in the 80s, when I was Editor-in-Chief of @TheHockeyNews and we’ve been pals ever since. Didn’t matter if we didn’t see each other or talk for a year or more, the next time we did it was seamless, effortless.
It’s always sad to mourn the passing of a good friend. Today, with an 11 a.m. memorial service in Oakville, the family and many friends of my pal Rob MacDougall will do just that. But it’s also a time to celebrate Mac’s life, which he lived fully: koprivataylorcommunityfuneralhome.com/obituary/rob-m…
ICYMI, INSIDER TRADING: #TSNHockey Insiders discuss… - Sides dug in on Tkachuk contract talks - Capacity for ON teams - Will Hertl become Trade Bait? - Coyotes’ purge continuing? - Update on Panthers, Barkov - Hockey Canada’s non-Olympic plan WATCH 🌍:tsn.ca/video/~2294947ZY
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Thx to the @OverDrive1050 guys for having me on for The Outsider segment. Always good for a laugh. @HayesTSN @odognine2 @jamiemclennan29 🐢 �twitter.com/overdrive1050/…CC
TSN Pre-Season 2022 NHL Draft Rankings Show tonight at 7:30 pm ET on TSN3: twitter.com/tsnhockey/stat…
Today is the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. To learn more about what this day means for people in Canada, and for some ideas on what you can do today and every day, visit downiewenjack.ca/national-day-f…
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If you weren’t able to catch the 30-minute @TSNHockey Pre-Season 2022 NHL Draft Rankings show that aired at 11:30 a.m. today, it will re-air on TSN3 tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET. It will eventually be available on tsn.ca. Full list/accompanying story available below: twitter.com/tsnhockey/stat…
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Special day here today at ⁦@_RockyCrest⁩. We lost Dale Hawerchuk a year ago. But he had asked to continue to raise money for the causes he committed to helping. So here we are for the 19th annual Dale Hawerchuk Charity Classic ⁦⁩ ⁦@HawerchukStrong⁩ ⁦
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Fantastic news for all concerned. Congrats, @reporterchris and welcome to the @TSNHockey family. Congrats to @TSN_Sports on making such a tremendous free-agent signing. Looking forward to today’s Insider Trader with @tsnjamesduthie @DarrenDreger @PierreVLeBrun @reporterchris ! twitter.com/darrendreger/s…
NHL Trade Deadline is March 21 and first day of free agency is July 13. Other important dates below as well. But I’m just taking it one week at a time, so join @tsnjamesduthie @CraigJButton et moi on Thursday for the Pre-Season Top 16 NHL Draft Rankings Show.
In the likely case you’ve forgotten who I am or what work I still do, in addition to draft rankings/shows, I’ll be on @TSN_Sports coverage of 2022 World Junior Championship in EDM/Red Deer, 4 Maple Leafs on @TSNHockey regional broadcasts plus #TradeCentre and #FreeAgentFrenzy.
. @TSNHockey Top 16 Pre-Season Rankings will also be on tsn.ca by noon ET on Thursday. It’s the first of our three scheduled rankings (Pre-Season in Sept., Mid-Season in Jan. and Final in late June/early July) for the 2022 NHL Draft, set for July 7-8 in MTL.
Almost time to take a break from sipping margaritas and working on new mixtures at Bobby Margarita World Headquarters to do some actual work. On Thursday at 11:30 a.m. ET on TSN5, it’s @TSNHockey Pre-Season Top 16 2022 NHL Draft Rankings Show. Re-airs at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN3/5.
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Back in a rink for the first time since WJC in EDM last January. instagram.com/p/CT-3BZPrbog/…
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