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 has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.