Monthly Archives: November 2010

Losing It

Brian Burke and Ron Wilson are both losing stuff. For Ron, it’s an understanding of the importance of hockey in the Toronto market, his composure and (possibly) his mind . He got amped recently over why reporters were harping on … Continue reading

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My Favorite Clients – Part 1

Almost 30 years of law practice has introduced me to a wide assortment of people as clients. There’s the usual, inevitable, small (but disproportionately bellicose) proportion of “client from hell” types, a substantial majority of  “just folks” and then, that … Continue reading

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Want that with sugar……or without?

The line of work I’m in necessitates a considerable amount of the conveying of unwelcome news. There’s a perhaps human tendency to try to play up the “it’s not as bad as it seems” angle, but that largely sidesteps the … Continue reading

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Are (pro) sports “meaningless”?

Increasingly, I think so. Quite a few years ago, I heard professional sports described as “part of the entertainment business”. As a sports fan, that comment rubbed me somehow the wrong way; I thought sports was about quite a bit … Continue reading

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The Gambler

Brian Burke. He’s rolled the dice a couple of times in a big way. Sadly, the bones aren’t cooperating. There’s that obvious Phil Kessel gambit – Tyler Seguin looks like a bigger star by the day. Kessel got started like … Continue reading

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