Your agent has never been more disappointed in Rideau-Goulbourn Councillor Scott Moffatt.
Here is Moffatt … one the newer councillors who we at The Bulldog hoped would turn into a free-thinking mind in a world of Bobbleheads. And now those hopes are dashed.
Every time your agent saw Moffatt he was always wearing blue. This we took as being a testimony to his Conservative roots. A flaw to be sure, but not fatal. Some of my best friends are Conservatives, I’m sad to say.
But this is worse than wearing the Tory colours … much worse, for Moffatt has been revealed to be a Toronto Maple Leafs fan. There is nothing lower. Leaf fans reside in the lower parts of the earth and live off mire that is most fowl.
After this, The Bulldog will see to it that he never plays hockey in this town again. A curse on your blue togs 0′ wee Smurf.
Also on The Bulldog’s fertilizer list is College Councillor Rick Chiarelli who has taken time from his Maytag repairman duties to open the Sens Mile before the playoffs … a dangerous precedent. Does he not know that you don’t anger the gods of sports? You don’t count your victories until they are hatched?
Fortunately none other than the Sens have stepped in to ask the city to delay the opening of Sens Mile. These sportsmen/businessmen understand the importance of superstition to winning. But maybe it is too late.
While we plan to disagree with Moffatt in the future over almost anything now that we now know his emotions reside with the Loafs, we grudgingly admit that he might be right about Chiarelli. In this shameless play for publicity, the College councillor might well have angered the hockey gods.
So if the Senators lose at any point, Chiarelli is completely to blame. Not the coach, not the players, not Eugene Melnyk, not even the Hamburglar himself (though maybe Jim Watson).
Moffatt is right. The blame resides completely on Chiarelli.
You never talk about a no-hitter while in progress, baseball lore tells us.
Nor do we open the Sens Mile before its time.
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