One of his scouts informs him of a young Iraqi center who he thinks will turn out to be a true superstar.
So, Pat flies to Iraq to watch him, is suitably impressed, and arranges for him to come over to the Air Canada Centre. His skates need sharpening...because of the sand, you know.
Two weeks later, Toronto is down 4-0 at home to Montreal with only 8 minutes left. Pat gives the young Iraqi center the nod to go on, and he puts him on in place of Sundin..
Well, the lad is a sensation, scores 5 goals in 8 minutes and wins the game for Toronto.T
he fans are ecstatic, the players and coaches are delighted, and the media love the new star.
When he comes off the ice, he phones his Mum to tell her about his first day in the NHL."Hi Mum, guess what?" he says. "I played for 8 minutes today,
we were 4-0 down but I scored 5 goals and we won. Everybody loves me, the fans, the players and the media, they all loveme".
"Great," says his Mum, "let me tell you about my day.
Your father got shot in the street, your sister and I were raped and beaten, and your brother has joined a gang of looters, while you were having a great time".T
he young lad is very upset.
"What can I say Mum, but I'm so sorry"."Sorry!" says his Mum,
"It's your damned fault that we moved to Scarborough in the first place!"