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05-13-2008, 02:06 PM
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I have that one too though it's more a period piece. You get Boucher's impressions of growing up in Ottawa and Prohibition era NYC along with his hockey memories.
A correction on the Meisel book. It was Zubov who Keenan wanted to trade for Grimson.
During training camp in Glens Falls this conversation takes place between Keenan and Neil Smith:
K: Leetch is your number one defenseman. Who's your number two?
S: Well, Mike, I don't really do it that way.
K: You have to do it that way.
S: Okay, then our number two has always been Patrick, but I hope this year it's Zubov.
Keenan scowls when Smith mentions his name.
K: Would you trade Zubov for Grimson?
S: I certainly wouldn't want to.
K: But you'd do it if it'd win you the a Cup, right?
S: Mike, I'd do anything to win us a cup.
My two favorites:
1) On the heals of an interview where Glenn Healey said that Keenan is very different from Al Arbour, Keenan called Healey into his office for a chat:
Keenan: So, what's difference between me and Al Arbour.
Healey: Four Cups.
Keenan: GET THE **** OUT OF MY OFFICE.
2) Mike Gartner and Mike Hartman were both in Keenan's doghouse. They were also very intimidated by him. They had played very little in a game (I think both were benched for the entire second period). With about 7 minutes left in the third and the Rangers losing, Keenan yells, "Mike Gartman — get out there!" Neither of them knew who he was talking to/about.
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