A travesty

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Letter

The perpetually irrational refusal of the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame to induct Paul Henderson into its hallowed shrine begs disbelief.

Henderson’s game-winning goals in the 1972 Summit Series, particularly the famous one in game eight, not only affirmed Canadian hockey superiority but symbolized the moral righteousness of western democratic society over that of the Soviet totalitarian system.

Millennials who did not live through the trauma of the Cold War era cannot really appreciate the symbolism of Henderson’s achievements in Moscow. Ironically, Vladislav Tretiak, the Soviet goaltender whom Henderson beat on those three occasions, who never played a single NHL game, is in the hall!

Such a travesty,

 

Peter Carver,

Huron-Kinloss