It seems I am at the end of a most satisfying and thrilling journey of covering hockey for 35 years.
Recrutes is not viable for me and I will quit July 25th which concludes a one year commitment that was promised to all of you.
Montreal is my home. I love it here and have decided to not leave to find work.
The support I have received from you I have found overwhelming. I never saw that coming. I am grateful. I am humbled.
What a beautiful life to have covered the sport that I have loved with all my heart from the first day I put on skates, heard the soft crack of the ice as I stepped onto it, and felt the cool winter air surround me, envelop me, become me.
Thank you all for skating along with me these many blessed years. I will continue to work hard for you until July 25 with stories on the club’s post mortem as I am expecting firings of the coaching staff in Laval, assistant coaches in Montreal, and perhaps even someone in management. We shall see. Also, there is the lottery day and that excitement. There is the draft for the Habs where there will be obviously some very important stories to be written, and also there is free agent season so the articles will keep coming and podcasts too.
Grant McCagg has not decided yet on whether he can somehow make this a viable operation and I have purposely not spoken for him on this matter. I will let him speak to whether he can make this work in some capacity as that is obviously more appropriate for him to address Recrutes overall as it is his brain-child after all.
Now, let us not lament but celebrate. Please come to watch the Habs and have a drink or two with me tonight at McLean’s Pub. I extend a welcome to work colleagues, CTV viewers, Recrutes subscribers, everyone please come find me on this last night to eat, drink and be merry.
I have talked to so many of you here on Twitter and Facebook. Let me buy you a beer to thank you for your amazing support. It would mean the world to me to raise a glass to you.
After July 25, see you on Twitter because you can’t shut me up. You all know that. Ha.