It really is disgusting what politics can do to a fella - look at Ken Dryden.
If there was anyone in Ottawa that might be able to bring some sense to the Shane Doan situation you'd think it would be Ken Dryden.
Yes I know, he's boring to listen to and he didn't do much as president of the Maple Leafs, but he's still a hockey guy so you'd think he might be the one voice on Parliament Hill to say "guys, let's give ourselves a shake" and worry about more pressing issues.
But no, Ken Dryden has become a politician just like the rest of them. I couldn't believe it yesterday when I heard Dryden defend the decision to call Hockey Canada before a Parliamentary committee today.
Dryden says Hockey Canada receives a million dollars a year from the government, so they have every right to question the choice of Shane Doan as captain.
Dryden, once considered a man of principle has become just another government weasel who will do or say anything he's told if it means gathering votes - and in this case it's votes in Quebec.
And here's another thought. Don't you think it's silly that the issue here is Doan's captaincy and not the fact that he's simply on the team.
Think about it. All this furor is about the "C" on his sweater. I could almost understand this more if Gillies Duceppe had questioned why Doan was on the team at all.
It still would have been stupid, but considering the issue, why is it alright for Doan to be on the team, but not be the captain if he's such a "frog hating bastard."
This will go down as a sad and embarrassing day in Canadian historyâ€¦. and while we're at it, if there's anyone in the riding of Toronto-Danforth who casts a ballot for Jack Layton in the next election, you're just as disgusting as he is.