Thursday, July 05, 2007

Mucking Things Up

Apparently Muckler is coming to town for a job interview with Richard Peddie. (What, Thomas Chandler Haliburton isn't available? How about Red Berenson, Jack Butterfield or Milt Schmidt?)

It's like Monty Burns interviewing Grandpa Simpson to be a senior consultant with the Springfield Isotopes (Go 'Topes!).

I guess it's too much to hope that Muckler is in town because he wants to get into the condo business...

Still, it will be entertaining when Peddie asks Muckler about his first job in the NHL (which I believe was with the Detroit Cougars back in 1927). Muckler can talk about how he showed up for work wearing an onion on his belt, which was the style at the time.

Mucks can also provide first-hand insight on how rule changes have affected the game: moving to a round puck, permitting the forward pass and the introduction of the controversial "rover" position.

How much would you pay for a transcript of their interview? Seriously.

Given his great track record in HR (hiring both Babcock and Ferguson) and my unrequited love of the Leafs, it's difficult to articulate how I feel about Peddie leading this process.

But, when I take a step back, I can only think of how great it's going to be when Peddie announces his next big hire - the guy that will help guide my beloved blue and white for the next two years - is none other than the actor that played "Albert" in that infamous Canadian Tire Commercial 20 some odd years ago.

I can hear the chants now...


  1. Anonymous8:21 pm

    AlBERT! alBERT! alBERT!


  2. Anonymous5:13 pm

    I had totally forgotten about that commercial!

    Hey, Albert turned out to be a winner so let's hope he accepts the job.

  3. Is he Brazilian? Is that why he had his first name on the jersey?