Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday morning homily XIII

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then I'll let this photograph of Colin with Boston's Patrice Bergeron, his best NHL buddy, say it all. Just look at the smiles upon their faces.

Nearly two years in the making, Colin has fresh memories from the Bruins' trip to Hockey Bay last week. It was a time for buddies to reconnect. It was a time to make new friends. Mostly, though, it was a time for a father and son to bond through hockey.

And, really, that's what this is all about.

Taking a pass

As much as I wanted to hound the Buffalo Sabres (my favorite NHL team) yesterday, adding some balance to to our Bruins (Colin's favorite NHL team) hounding efforts, another obligation prevented another ride over to Tampa.

You see, we had reservations aboard the North Pole Express where one young hockey fan got in another meet-and-greet with the Jolly Old Elf.

Thankfully, Hound Central 4.0 correspondent Moody stepped up and hounded the Sabres. Here is his report.

5 Big Sigs

With the woeful Lightning heading out on the road, our next Hockey Bay hounding opportunity comes Dec. 18 when the Colorado Avalanche, with or without the injured Joe Sakic, come to town.

Now, if I could travel with the team on the road trip, these would be some of the items I'd pursue:

~ Monday, Dec. 8: Some of the Bruins' big names on an old FleetCenter Entrance sign;
~ Wednesday, Dec. 10: Buffalo's Ryan Miller, Jason Pominville, Lindy Ruff and Thomas Vanek on a Sabres mini helmet;
~ Buffalo's Patrick Lalime on Sabres, Blackhawks and Senators pucks;
~ Thursday, Dec. 11: Montreal's Carey Price on the Team Canada goalie mask; and
~ Saturday, Dec. 13: Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson and Dany Heatley on the Senators team helmet.


Tracy said...

Great photo of and stories about Colin and Patrice last week. Gotta love how Patrice still remembers one of his biggest fans. :)

Puckhound said...

Thanks, Tracy, for the kind words.

All I could do was stand back, smile, remember and take a picture. It was Colin's moment to share with Patrice.

And, yes, it's remarkable how Patrice remembers his little buddy. Given all he's been through, it shows just how genuine he is.