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
- The 2014 CNE
The New AM 740 is proud to partner with the 2014 CNE
This year we’re sponsoring “The Garden Show” and “The International Sand Sculpturing Competition and Display” located in Heritage Court in The Direct Energy Centre” as well we’re sponsoring “The Arts, Crafts and Hobbies Building” and various “Bandshell” performances, including:
– August 19 –
Christopher Cross - 7:30 pm – CNE Bandshell
– August 21 –
Jose Feliciano – 7:30 pm – CNE Bandshell
The 2014 CNE sponsored in part by The New AM 740.
- Aug 15
- Scotiabank BuskerFest
Toronto International Street Performers Festival
Scotiabank BuskerFest is 4 days and 4 nights of non-stop, action-packed, fun-filled entertainment: comedians, contortionists, fire jugglers, acrobats, clowns, daredevils, magicians, and lots of music!
This year’s Scotiabank BuskerFest takes place in the Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood (Yonge St. from Queen to College St.). Admission is by voluntary donation to Epilepsy Toronto
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