Has hockey slid that far off of my radar? When did the NHL season start? I just found out the Hawks are 2-2 with 5 points. Does this speak of my interest? Is it the general coverage of the NHL?
I grew up loving the Hawks. Those players from the 70's will always be my favorites (as I have written here several times).
I thought the Hawks were regaining the love of Chicago. Maybe I just missed the coverage, but I do listen a fair amount of time to WSCR (sports radio).
While I am trying to catch up on the state of the current Hawks, I will highlight one of my old favorite Hawks. I met Ivan Boldirev at AU Sports.
My fellow blogger KC (of the newly renamed Hockey Freaks.ca) might try to claim Boldirev as a Flame, but he will always be a Hawk to me. Well, since yesterday was Thanksgiving in Canada, maybe we can share Boldirev. (Fans of the Red Wings should not take this as a sign that we will allow you to claim him as a Wing!).
Anyway, when I met Boldirev, I got the same wave of warm nostalgia that I always get when meeting the Hawks of my youth. I thanked him for the effort on some bad teams. I told him how his was one of my first hockey cards (still have it). He looked great and seemed happy to be surrounded by fans of yesteryear.