SOCHI, Russia – After watching Canada’s women win Olympic gold on Thursday, all I wanted to do was climb in a DeLorean (and/or a TARDIS, depending on your pop culture time travel reference point) and hurtle back to the halcyon days of 1984.
I wanted to walk into the Hartford Whalers locker room, calmly explain I’m from 30 years into the future, and then relay the following information:
That scrappy goal-scoring rink rat on your team named Kevin Dineen? Yeah, he’s going to win an Olympic gold medal. As a coach. Of a women’s hockey team, which is an actual thing in the future. Oh, and it’ll happen a few months after he was fired by an NHL team. Based in Florida. Which, again, is an actual thing in the future.
I imagine there would be giggly disbelief and copious amounts of chirping. Because Kevin Dineen was, and is, an unlikely candidate to lead Canada’s women’s national team to Olympic gold … and yet there he was on Thursday night, celebrating with his team after their miraculous rallyRead More »from Kevin Dineen’s surreal journey from NHL disgrace to Olympic gold