Stanley Cup repeat challenge

To win two Stanley Cups in a row now is difficult to the point of being hard to truly understand.

Football should build moral character

November 16, 2015 I was at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Dallas Cowboys NFL game in Tampa yesterday, November 15. Every time Cowboys player, Greg Hardy’s, name was mentioned in the play by play reports, a huge percentage of the over 64,000 people in the crowd screamed a chant of “Hardy sucks! Hardy sucks! Hardy […]


With the northern parts of the world watching the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, there has been even more discussion of losers than usual. Some years ago, Nike had a commercial saying you don’t win silver, you lose gold. It is a common refrain. It might be a good time to have a discussion about that. […]

US Women’s hockey team weep

With four minutes left to play in the gold medal game at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the U.S. women’s team had a two to zero lead over Canada. Canada fought back, tied the game with seconds to go, and won it in overtime. As with all such games a different bounce in any […]

First hand memories of Canada Russia 1972 Hockey Summit

I was among the 3,000 Canadians who flew to Moscow in 1972 for the Canada Russia Hockey Summit. It was the most exciting trip of my life. When I returned, in the days well before the world wide web, and digitized copy on personal computers, I wrote extensively about the experience for the “Woodstock Bugle,” […]

The Canadian view from Moscow

(2002 update of 1972 article) I don’t think there is much point in me reporting the hockey series in Russia game by game. Most Canadians saw as much or more of that as we did and had the additional benefit of instant replays and expert analysis. However, the feelings of the Russian and Canadian fans […]

Visit to Moscow can short circuit the mind

(2002 update of 1972 article) The Russian language looks very tough to learn but it is easier to speak than to read. Most of the Canadians on the recent tour picked up a rudimentary vocabulary in a couple of days. For English speaking Canadians the words are easier to pronounce than many French words since […]

Strange and wonderful times at the Canada, Russia 1972 hockey summit

(Condensed version) (2002 update of 1972 article) I’ve been condensing and rewriting the extensive articles I did on our return from the Russian segment of the hockey summit in 1972. It’s painful trying to condense so much into one page. We’ll print what we can and are editing scans of the original articles to be […]

Nothing like a Bugle!

Following is an editorial David Cadogan wrote after the Canada, Russia hockey series. It was originally published in the Woodstock Bugle. The pun in the headline was intended. Canadian fans at the hockey series in Moscow were shocked when Russian militia men tried to tell them to shut up during the games. We were even […]

Russia is full of foreigners

(2002 update of 1972 article) Although the Canadians in Moscow had a lot of fun meeting each other, most were more anxious to meet Russians and people from other countries. We did this in various ways. Everybody covered the few international bars in town. BJ and I would get our guide to write down a […]

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