Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays from CK

Happy Holidays to all of my readers and friends in the Capitals blogging community.

Grab your kids, your drink of preference, and allow me to entertain you with a Hockey-themed Christmas classic, The Sweater

"In the 1940s, in the rural village of Saint Justine, Quebec, listening to the hockey game on the radio was a Saturday night tradition... and so was rooting for the Montreal Canadiens. All the boys worshipped the star player, Maurice "Rocket" Richard, and proudly wore the number 9 emblazoned on their sweaters.

The boy in the story outgrows his hockey sweater, so his mother writes to "Mr. Eaton" for a new one. But instead of the coveted red, white and blue of Les Canadiens, the company sends a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey! Imagine the young player's chagrin when he shows up at the neighbourhood rink in the blue and white colours of the arch-enemy!"



  1. Beautiful animation and a wonderful story. Love the moment at about 6:30 when the Maurice Richard thought balloon puts a protective arm around the boy. Imagine having to wear a Crosby jersey to the next Caps home game! Thanks for adding your voice, and humor, to the Capitals blogosphere, CK. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  2. I was waiting for the "moral of the story". Apparently, the moral is Toronto is terrible and the Bleu Blanc & Rouge rules. (Although I'm partial to the Red White & Blue).

  3. I think the hidden message in this film is that Maurice Richard is Jesus/God. He is worshiped by millions, he protects the boy when in need, and then when he wishes for the jersey to be eaten by moths, he appears and approves.

    The Rocket = Jesus in Quebec.


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