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Congrats To Cam Cole And Dave Strader

TORONTO (April 17, 2017) -  Scott Burnside, President of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, and Chuck Kaiton, President of the NHL Broadcasters’ Association, announced today that Cam Cole will receive the Elmer Ferguson Award for excellence in hockey journalism, and Dave Strader will receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster.

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Afternoon Line- Cam Cole

More and more aspects of the games themselves — coaches’ challenges, lockouts, concussions, doping, the Department of Player Safety — have been telling me for a while now that it’s time to go.

Also, Twitter trolls. Sports was never meant to be this angry.

It’s a young person’s game now, or younger anyway, so read Iain MacIntyre’s beautifully crafted prose, and Ed Willes’s, read Bruce Arthur’s sweeping sports-as-life soliloquies, read Scott Stinson in the National Post and Sean Fitz-Gerald in The Athletic and Sportsnet’s Mark Spector, who still likes me even though I sold him an eight-year-old ’82 Olds Ciera whose transmission promptly fell out. But by all means, read.

This job has taken me to or through 30 countries, on every continent except Antarctica, wholly or partly on the company dime.

And about that company … it was owned by the Southam family when I joined up in 1975, then became Hollinger under Conrad Black, then Canwest under the Asper family and now Postmedia, but it’s been the same newspaper chain, with the odd addition and subtraction, through 41 years of never having to go looking for work and always being treated like royalty.

Thanks for being my friends, and critics, and readers. It’s been a blast.

-Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun at the National Post where you can read more of his 'retirement' column.

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Recognizing The Work Of Cam Cole

from Craig Custance of the PHWA,

Like he has so many times before in his copy, one line from Cam Cole left our jaws dropped.  

“Since someone spilled the beans: My last day at Postmedia is Dec. 16. Man, 41 years went fast,” Cam announced on Twitter.

With that, the tributes poured in.

Cam Cole is the guy every sports fan wants to read. He’s the guy every sports writer wants to be. He can outshoot you on the golf course and then outdrink you at the bar. And that’s after writing the 2,500 words everybody will be talking about at the rink the next morning. He’s got a great family too.

Actually, we should hate this guy.

But we don’t. We love Cam Cole.

If Bob McKenzie is the Godfather, Cam Cole is The Legend. That he’s leaving Postmedia on his own terms only adds to that legend.

Have a beer tonight for Cam. Then have ten more for the rest of us who aren't sure when we'll get to read Cam Cole again.

It was 41 years of excellence. What a run.

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