Wishing Pat the best. In a way, I just want his suffering to finally end but I don't want him gone either. It's just a real sad situation.
I hear you there. I lost my father to cancer last month and it is a horrible way to die. Depending on what medication he's on right now it may be better for him to go. They put you on some strong stuff and you don't always have all of your wits about you. As much as it will suck to see Pat go (It will open up a very fresh wound for me as well) it will probably be for the better because he won't be suffering anymore.
One thing I said when my father passed is no matter how prepared you are it's NEVER easy.
can't believe he hasn't been introduced in the HHOF
It makes no sense. The guy will have been introduced anyway. Makes me thought of the Geoffrion retirement jersey ceremony....one of the most touching ceremony that should not have been that touching if it would have been retired much earlier like it should have been. At least, we didn't make the same mistake with Bouchard.
The hockey world has been behind Pat over the last few years, and if this is the end, you have to admire how he has handled it, and how he has tried to stay involved in the game. It serves as a great lesson for us all.
A terrific coach, who coached the first Habs teams that I grew up watching. I'll never forget.