It was a tender moment on the ice Wednesday night before the Philadelphia-Pittsburgh hockey game.
The teams playing weren’t Canadian so the national anthem of Canada wouldn’t normally be played.
But this night was different and in the face of a terrorist attack to the north, sometimes all we can offer as humans is a song.
About the blogger
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.