I recently lost my father, the first person close to me that ever died. This is an AMAZING story. With Kozlov and Hartley's connections to these people and Dan's parents. Just Amazing. If I wasn't at work I would cry.
I guess ESPN has given us a gift for the holidays, for once... very well written. I've always liked Hartley and could never understand LaCroix's impatience with him. They were fools to let him go (no disrespect to Granato, but they were).
I love the symbolism at the end. His mother had the face of the watch, Hartley with the band, Kovalchuk with the missing links, and Heatley with the understanding of time - interpret it anyway you so choose...
I wish the best to the Snyder family and the Atlanta Thrashers.