It was a circuitous route from which I learned the news today. A Twitter contact retweeted an @mirtle Tweet and so it was I learned my old friend, Gregg Drinnan, has been banned from the Kamloops Blazers pressbox. Ten years ago, I was wrapped up in a miserable situation, writing for a thrice-weekly newspaper under …

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Name dropping

Oh yes, there was a time when I was a closet wannabe star-fucker. I hid it well … as I do with all nervous emotions. Straight face, calm voice … but meanwhile, my brain is screaming. Like the time I was interviewing Jarome Iginla. It wasn’t just his first professional hockey game in B.C. It …

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