I write this on day two of my three day Memorial Day Weekend. Here in America, tomorrow we celebrate Memorial Day. The day has been set aside to honor those men and women who have served in our armed forces and dates back to the end of the Civil War. I have nothing but the utmost pride for our soldiers, and am grateful for their sacrifice.
In today's world, I am also thankful for the military personnel in other countries who fight alongside the US, Canada being a prime example. Two weeks ago, Colonel Geoff Parker became the highest ranking Canadian soldier to be killed in action in Afghanistan. Last weekend while driving up to a friend's cottage North-East of Toronto along the Highway of Heroes, I happened to be traveling East at the motorcade carrying Col. Parker was traveling West towards Toronto. It was a somber moment for the 5 Canadians and 1 lone American inside that mini-van.
So today, on this day of remembrance and thanks for American military personnel, I extend that thanks to the fine men and women of Canada whose service to their country has also been in a way to my own.
Links after the jump.
Though 4 out of the top 5 prospects were already regulars last season.
No value here, just a good point and laugh.
Broad Street Hockey catches you up on everything Flyers.
Cox brought this up last week, and Hockey Wilderness takes a look at it. Cox's backpedaling can be found here.
MLHS looks back at the 2005 draft, and it ain't pretty.
I think he's earned it.
The warm Chicago temperatures are playing a factor.
Hossa has gone three years in a row, but Litzenberger won it 4 in a row with 2 teams.
Best played with an IV of grain alcohol in your arm.