cam neely gathering his thoughts before delivering the opening address to Comics Come Home #21
coming in to this event, i had wanted to tell him “thank you” for his service, past and present to the Bruins. i wanted to tell him how i, too, hated Ulf. i wanted to tell him that i thought i saw every game he ever skated in. i wanted to tell him that i still picture him delivering the best open ice hit i ever saw (he blew up some poor Hartford Whaler unfortunate enough to be wrapping the net while he was barreling in with targets on the whale tale). i wanted to tell him how sorry i was that he lost his parents and how admirable it was that he was able to turn this grief into such a positive thing for his — our — community. hopefully this was all implied when i let out a meager “hi…”
more than anything, i wanted to take a great photograph of him.