I had to use the Canadian spelling. Former Stars GM Bob Gainey will have his #23 retired by the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. I think I've stated before that I've never had the privilege to meet Mr. Gainey in his time in Dallas. But from what friends have told me, he's a great man. Considering the heartache he and his family have had to endure, it's great to see him be the focus of a celebration.
Stars co-general manager Les Jackson was flying up there this morning to catch the festivities on Saturday. Fellow co-GM Brett Hull will not be in Montreal, but Hull still had plenty of kind words for Gainey: "He was a great player and is a great man and great manager. He may not have been your prototypical (Guy) Lafleur or (Maurice) Richard, but he was the blue-collar guy who could play the game well."