#HABS Gorges never thought owners would be “crazy enough” to lock out players

A couple of days ago, Habs’ defenceman Josh Gorges put out a call on Twitter for Montrealers to join him for some pick-up shinny at an outdoor community rink in Verdun.

This afternoon, several dozen hockey players of all shapes and sizes answered Gorges’ call and showed up at 2 p.m. for a some “pond hockey”, as the Habs’ blueliner put it.

I had a chance to sit down with Gorges while he was lacing up the skates in the adjacent chalet before “puck drop”, and he shared his thoughts about pond hockey, the NHL Lockout, and his thoughts about playing overseas, if the current NHL season never gets off the ground.






About ahefter

I have covered hockey extensively during my 30-year sports broadcasting career. From the Miracle on Ice at Lake Placid to the Edmonton Oiler dynasty years, I've shared my views on hockey with listeners in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. You can "catch me in action" on Youtube at the following URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n5BdB9ngYw My radio stops include TSN 690 Montreal, CJAD Montreal, CKNW Vancouver, and CKEY Toronto. I also ran the Canadian Press sports desk (radio). My travels as a network reporter have taken me to four Olympics, most recently Vancouver 2010. I'm currently an Applied Assistant Professor within the School of Communication at the University of Hartford.
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