Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Meet the Caputis

A barber with a salon just north of Toronto, Caputi grew up in the city, cutting his son’s hair and coaching his hockey teams. What he never dreamed of was watching Luca, now 21, skate with the Toronto Maple Leafs – the NHL team both had cheered for their entire lives.

As diehard a fan as they come, Caputi said he still thinks about the Leafs’ playoff run, 17 years ago, and that fateful missed high-sticking call on Los Angeles Kings star Wayne Gretzky. “We bleed blue,” he said.

Last night, Luca Caputi gave his father another Leafs memory – one his old man will likely be recalling the rest of his years.

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At 3:16 a.m., March 10, 2010, Blogger Don Johnson said...

Now that's a cool story...

The Canadian dream, eh?

Good for them.


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