Boyes's special cheering section
There's a touching story in today's Globe and Mail about Boston Bruin Brad Boyes and how his 88-year-old grandfather, a Second World War veteran, is going to finally get a chance to see him play.
The Toronto Sun's Terry Koshan has a similar story here (although Boyes's grandfather is four years younger in this version).
"It's so cool," an excited Brad Boyes said after the Bruins' practice yesterday. "I'm thrilled about it and I know he's really excited about it, too. It's tough to communicate verbally with my grandfather right now because of the stroke, but I went to visit him during the Olympic break and when I asked him about going to the game, you could see his face light up."
The younger Boyes has had a phenomenal rookie season this year, as he's on pace for 62 points. In year's past, that would have been Calder-worthy.