Well, my fellow Habs fans – Hey I’m allowed – Station owner Moses Znaimer is from Monreal too ! I was thinking a lot today about what the Habs have given us, their fans, this season. I know it’s something significant and something (hopefully) long-lasting, but also something hard to define. It’s not the redemption of an up-and-down season by a great playoff run, although that’s definitely something for which to be grateful. The best way I can put it is to say they’ve given us back a culture of respectability. It’s not the culture of winning in which the team was once steeped, but it’s something as important in its own way.
In the last five years, the Habs have been a playoff team in all but one. The conference title two years ago surprised everyone and made people start to think maybe they should take the Habs seriously again.
I’m sad the run is over. I really hoped they’d be able to pull it off and meet the Hawks in the finals. But under the sadness is a sense of deep satisfaction that the move toward respectability started by Bob Gainey has been greatly advanced by this playoff run. Respectability may be regarded as a small thing, but I believe it’s an essential state to achieve before a team becomes a winner. If a team is respectable, free agent players want to be part of it. If it’s respectable, its members can be proud of their effort even in defeat. Fans can smile and say, yes, that’s my team. It’s in the playoffs every year and the men wearing its sweater leave everything on the ice when it really matters.
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The New AM 740 is the Official Radio Sponsor of The Shaw Festival 2014 Season at Niagara-On-The-Lake.
This year’s line-up includes Tony Award winning musical “Cabaret”, “The Philadelphia Story”, “The Sea”, and Shaw’s “The Philanderer”, “Arms and The Man” and more.
To check out their complete schedule or to order tickets go to shawfest.com or call 1-800-511-SHAW.
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The New AM 740 is the Official Radio Station of the
32nd Annual Shakespeare in High Park
Featuring both comedy and tragedy – “Titus Andronicus” or “As You Like It” on alternating nights from June 26 to August 31 (on now til August 31). Experience live theatre under the stars at this family friendly, pay-what-you-can event or reserve online. See one of Toronto’s favorite Summer traditions. Gates open at 6 pm – show starts at 8.
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- Jun 26
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Join Norm Edwards as he hosts The New AM 740/Mariposa Cruises
1st Annual AM 740 Oldies Cruise
Come and climb aboard The Northern Spirit. The cruise leaves from the docks of Harbourfront at Queens Quay Terminal at 7 pm and your 3 hour Dinner Cruise includes a full buffet, cash bar, dancing to some your favourite AM 740 music and breathtaking views of Toronto’s skyline.
Tickets are just $74 and include the delicious Buffet Dinner.
Call now (416) 203-0178 or go to mariposacruises.com and order your tickets today!
- Jul 30
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The New AM 740 welcomes legendary composer and live performer YANNI to Toronto on Saturday August 9 at The Molson Amphitheatre. He has over 40 platinum and gold albums and has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide.
Tickets are available online at ticketmaster.ca or charge-by-phone at (855) 985-5000.
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