Continuing the year's "Hooray for Everything" style of promotion, Calgary Flames mascot Harvey the Hound celebrated 20 years of faithful service to the team Friday night and was honored before the game. Harvey was the first officially recognized mascot in the NHL. Earlier this season, the Flames celebrated the 20th birthday of the Pengrowth (former Olympic & Canadian Airlines) Saddledome.
FLAMES: 28-20-5-3 for 64 points LAST YEAR: 32-35-12-3 for 79 points PACE: 42-30-7-3 for 94 points
My favorite memory of Harvey was when Pat Quinn (then coach of the Canucks) had to be physically restrained from pummelling him after Harvey ran over a Canucks jersey with his mini Zamboni. Funny stuff from a funny mascot. Happy birthday Harvey!
"...Don't the sun look angry through the trees? Don't the trees look like crucified thieves?" --Warren Zevon, Desperadoes Under the Eaves
Any step is closer to hockey. While they still need to agree on what they'll do with free agency and arbitration, the big thing was the cap. I am hopeful that this is the start of a new CBA and the return of the NHL in October.