Tag: hockey

Grande

Excerpt – Grande A brief excerpt remembering Richard Grande seven years later… To this day I’ve never met a teammate, and friend, who was so passionate about the game of hockey and someone who dedicated himself to improving in any way possible – one day at a time. I believe I speak on behalf of…

Alex Ovechkin was born to be a Stanley Cup champion

There came a point in time when it seemed that Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin would never win a Stanley Cup championship. One of hockey’s most well-known and brightest stars entered 2018 having won the Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP) three times and the Maurice Richard Trophy (league’s leading goal-scorer) on seven occasions. The only thing…

Happy Father’s Day, Pop-Pop Pete

In late May I found myself at the waiting area of a diner and one in which my grandfather and I used to regularly meet at for lunch. As I sat on the waiting bench I began to stare at the New York Yankees and Mets baseball memorabilia in a display case, where I then thought…

Turn Off The Radio

Like anyone else who has to commute an hour to their workplace the tunes we listen to on our ride in are essential, especially in the morning. But let’s not forget the mixed anxious feelings, plus relief the ride home entails either. Yes, the one when you feel like Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire, as…

My Favorite Time Of ‘The Day’

If you were to approach me while walking outside on a bright and sunny summer day and say, “Wow, what a beautiful day out today! Isn’t it?” I may in fact smile, nod my head and agree with you. But, truth be told is I would lying to you. It’s about 90’s degrees outside and…

Chip On My Shoulder, Priorities

“Mr. McKenna,” the specialist doctor said sternly, as he sat there observing my MRI. He shook his head from side to side and looked up at me. “I’m telling you, that you ABSOLUTELY cannot play any form of contact sports with this injured shoulder.” It was the summer of 2013. I had dislocated my left…

The Meaning Behind “The Little Thing5”

“Gentleman, listen up – it’s the little things we need to take care of out there if we’re going to be a successful team and win some hockey games…” This was something I heard over and over again for years while playing under and spending time with my old coach, the late Derek Percy. He…