EDITORIAL & OPINIONS
To the Editor:
I wish I could say I was surprised when King's University College
was left out of The Gazette's map of the Western campus. I'm
referring to the Frosh Issue with its 'retro' 1980s cartoon
pictorial of campus.
I would like to think it was an honest mistake
King's was forgotten, but I cannot help but conclude it was
intentional. The other affiliated colleges (Brescia and Huron)
were included, but The Gazette didn't even bother to add an
arrow pointing in the general direction of King's. It's nice
to know the first issue of the year set the standard quite low
for the quality of the paper.
Call me crazy, but I figure a map of campus
would include THE ENTIRE CAMPUS. I understand King's College
may seem quite far from campus, but the distance between Alumni
Residence and King's is no greater than the distance between
Westminster Residence and Social Science.
It really means a lot to be left out of the
Western family picture. I guess we're that black sheep of the
family that doesn't get invited to any of the reunions.
Honours History III
Editor's note: If you had whined this
much a little earlier, it would've been impossible to forget.
Fan's ode to Dougie
To the Editor:
On Jan. 2, 1992, I was on a chair lift at the Caledon Ski Club
when I heard the news. A message board at the top of the hill
read, "Leafs trade Gary Leeman to Calgary for Doug Gilmour."
I was furious. At that time my hero was Leeman (hockey hair
and hideous mustache aside) and I only knew Gilmour from my
My bitterness towards Toronto GM Cliff Fletcher
was short-lived. Leeman was a disaster in Calgary and Dougie
instantly replaced him as my favourite player. His 127-point
season in 1992-93 was unreal; at my own games 10 years later,
I still attempt to duplicate his wraparound goal that beat St.
Louis (Round 2, Game 1, double OT).
The next season was equally amazing. The
autographed photo of when he visited Don Koharski's restaurant
in Burlington is still in my room at home. To quote Don Cherry,
"Dougie Gilmour from Kingston, he's a beauty."
His 188 career playoff points are sixth on
the all-time list. To put this remarkable achievement in perspective,
the five players ahead of him all played for the Edmonton Oilers
dynasty (Gretzky, Messier, Kurri, Anderson and Coffey).
Leafs fans will recognize him as the player
that brought the franchise back to respectability. It's sad
to see his career end on the note it did, but at least it was
done in the right uniform. Thanks for the memories, Killer.