Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.
W.H. Auden, Funeral Blues
The thing that I remember most about Charlie was a comment on James Mirtle's hockey blog whent he season was cancelled... It was just clearly and painfully evident all he wanted was to see Smashville lace their skates up again and take to the ice.... And what he got instead was the pissing match between Robert Goodenow and Gary Bettman.
How do you like that on your concious, Bob and Gary? You crapped on a dying man's wish, on a dying man's passion -- all in the name of greed and the mighty buck. To hell with the both of you and those in the hockey world who won't even comprehend a fans plight... Be they the players or the executives who won't even recognize what's happened.
Rest in peace, Charlie. We'll see you again at the end of the path.