This is by John Buccigross of ESPN:
"I hope the day comes, and soon, when this is not a story." -- Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke
Well before you are born, your dad plays college hockey at Providence College and wears the "C" for Friars coach and Hockey Hall of Famer Lou Lamoriello. Your dad is then a member of the Calder Cup-winning Maine Mariners AHL team. He admits to having little skill, but contributes rough and tough qualities. You know, like pugnacity, testosterone, truculence and belligerence. He's a man, baby.
My knowledge of hockey and hockey culture is minuscule, but this story fills in a few gaps. Some day this kind of story will be uninteresting and not newsworthy, but we haven't gotten there yet.