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Re: Johnny Bower dead at 93
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2018, 11:11:16 AM »
This gave me chills:

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31. In Kevin Shea’s book, Toronto Maple Leafs: Diary of a Dynasty 1957-1967, the late Johnny Bower told a great story in the introduction. When the Maple Leafs won their last Stanley Cup in 1967, Bower grabbed two bottles of champagne and took them home, saving them for the next victory. He admitted to drinking one on November 3, 1998, his 50th wedding anniversary to the beautiful Nancy. There was no clarity about the second until the service, when grandson Johnny Bower III told Christine Simpson the bottle is still unopened, awaiting its intended use.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/31-thoughts-rogers-wanted-nhl-trade-deadline-primetime/

Still can't believe he won't see it, but that bottle is going to open sooner rather than later.

What would be moving, if the family agreed to it, is to reserve the bottle until the banner raising ceremony.  Invite all living Leafs captains.  Open the bottle at center ice, pour contents into champagne glasses, and then have the captains lead the crowd in a victory toast to Johnny's memory.

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Re: Johnny Bower dead at 93
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2018, 12:07:44 PM »
This gave me chills:

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31. In Kevin Shea’s book, Toronto Maple Leafs: Diary of a Dynasty 1957-1967, the late Johnny Bower told a great story in the introduction. When the Maple Leafs won their last Stanley Cup in 1967, Bower grabbed two bottles of champagne and took them home, saving them for the next victory. He admitted to drinking one on November 3, 1998, his 50th wedding anniversary to the beautiful Nancy. There was no clarity about the second until the service, when grandson Johnny Bower III told Christine Simpson the bottle is still unopened, awaiting its intended use.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/31-thoughts-rogers-wanted-nhl-trade-deadline-primetime/

Still can't believe he won't see it, but that bottle is going to open sooner rather than later.

What would be moving, if the family agreed to it, is to reserve the bottle until the banner raising ceremony.  Invite all living Leafs captains.  Open the bottle at center ice, pour contents into champagne glasses, and then have the captains lead the crowd in a victory toast to Johnny's memory.



Great idea..  To bad the so called politicly correct people out there would never let it happen. wow! drinking on tv, that would be cause for a ban on Hockey hahahahahaha.

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Re: Johnny Bower dead at 93
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2018, 12:23:19 PM »
This gave me chills:

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31. In Kevin Shea’s book, Toronto Maple Leafs: Diary of a Dynasty 1957-1967, the late Johnny Bower told a great story in the introduction. When the Maple Leafs won their last Stanley Cup in 1967, Bower grabbed two bottles of champagne and took them home, saving them for the next victory. He admitted to drinking one on November 3, 1998, his 50th wedding anniversary to the beautiful Nancy. There was no clarity about the second until the service, when grandson Johnny Bower III told Christine Simpson the bottle is still unopened, awaiting its intended use.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/31-thoughts-rogers-wanted-nhl-trade-deadline-primetime/

Still can't believe he won't see it, but that bottle is going to open sooner rather than later.

What would be moving, if the family agreed to it, is to reserve the bottle until the banner raising ceremony.  Invite all living Leafs captains.  Open the bottle at center ice, pour contents into champagne glasses, and then have the captains lead the crowd in a victory toast to Johnny's memory.



Great idea..  To bad the so called politicly correct people out there would never let it happen. wow! drinking on tv, that would be cause for a ban on Hockey hahahahahaha.

I'd swear I've seen people with drinks in the stands at the ACC during Leafs games.
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Re: Johnny Bower dead at 93
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2018, 12:44:29 PM »
Stop looking at me!!!!!
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Re: Johnny Bower dead at 93
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