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If I may steal a line or two from Sir Paul, Memory “Lane is in my ears and in my eyes…” These are some of my earliest and favorite Blackhawk memories.
The Program / Bobby Hull
My late Uncle Joe (and Godfather) attended a Hawks game during the 1968 - 1969 season. After the game he brought the program (a 65 page booklet which cost a quarter) to a bar near the old Chicago Stadium, where the players would hang out after the game. He got several Hawks to sign it, including, Phil Esposito (Yeah, we traded him) Stan Mikita, Wayne Maki, Pierre Pilote, Dennis Hull, and Bobby Hull. When The Golden Jet signed the book, he also went through all the pages signing every picture of him to “Vince, Best Wishes”. My uncle bought him a drink, which he of course accepted, and moved on. When it was Bobby’s turn for a round later on, he told the bartender “..and one for my friend Joe” When my uncle left the bar later that evening, Bobby yelled across the bar, “Thanks again for the drink Joe, say hi to your nephew for me.” (Btw, in the back of the program was an ad for the Chicago Basketball Bulls. Seats sold from $2. - $3.50. Court side seats could be purchased for a hefty $5)
Former NHL defenceman Rob Ramage will get a second chance at parole Thursday after concerns over his drinking habits derailed his first attempt two months ago.
Ramage, 52, has served 10 months of a four-year sentence for impaired driving causing death in a crash that killed his friend and former NHLer Keith Magnuson.
The two-time Stanley Cup winner will appear before a new parole board at the Frontenac Institution on Thursday. A parole hearing in March left a two-person board split on whether to release him to a halfway house, though he was granted permission to leave the minimum-security prison for monthly unescorted absences.
from the CP at TSN,
Former NHL player Rob Ramage has lost a bid for a new trial on impaired driving charges in a car crash that killed another ex-NHL player.
Ramage was convicted in 2007 of four charges including impaired driving causing death in the crash that killed his friend Keith Magnuson.
He was sentenced to four years in prison and a five-year driving ban, but has been out on bail and living in the United States.
But his lawyers argued his Charter rights were violated when he was required to give a urine sample while in hospital with a head injury and on morphine.
from Chris Kuc of Icing at the Chicago Tribune,
The Blackhawks will retire jersey No. 3 and raise it to the United Center rafters prior to Wednesday night’s game against the Boston Bruins to honor Keith Magnuson and Pierre Pilote.
The legendary defensemen both wore No. 3 during their playing careers and the number is the fifth retired by the organization and the first since Denis Savard’s No. 18 on March 19, 1998.
From CTV News,
The family of Keith Magnuson, who was killed in a drunk driving crash caused by former Toronto Maple Leaf captain Rob Ramage, is asking a judge to spare Ramage a prison sentence.
Magnuson’s son Kevin told a Newmarket, Ont. judge on Tuesday the Ramage family has been punished enough by the fatal accident and subsequent trial and conviction.
The Magnusons said they have forgiven Ramage for his actions, and would rather see him receive a sentence of community service instead of a penitentiary term.
*A surprising position for the family to take, considering they chose to take Ramage to civil court and were awarded $9.5 million in their wrongful death lawsuit.
From the AP via TSN,
A St. Louis County jury has awarded US$9.5 million in a wrongful-death lawsuit involving former NHL player Rob Ramage, whose drunk-driving accident in Ontario in 2003 resulted in the death of former Chicago Blackhawks star Keith Magnuson.
Magnuson’s wife and two children filed the suit against Ramage and National Car Rentals of Canada. The jury deliberated about two hours.