There is Good in the World: Sal's Pals Live On in Canada

There is Good in the World: Sal's Pals Live On in Canada

Once every couple decades there are events that bring the world together and we like to report on these events every couple of months. Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, the Beatles came to America, Bob Dylan plugged in at Newport, Michael Jackson gave us Black or White, Stallone gave the world Rocky V.

Today, the Sal's Pals phenomenon has reached the Great White North.  Our cold, hockey-watching neighbors have shown us love today.

I woke up this morning thinking it was going to be just another gloomy Tuesday, then I found this email in my inbox.

Just wanted to send my regards and let you know that the dream that is "Sal's Pals" lives on in Toronto.  Our numbers are growing faster than the "fu" itself and we are ready to cheer on our hero. In fact, we were there on Saturday for Sal's historic first appearance with the Blue Jays and he was great! He didn't hit a home run (all he ever did in Syracuse) but he did take one for the team and
eventually score (how utterly Sal of him).

I've sent along some shots.

Thanks very much,

Phil
Sal's Pals Canada

They are certainly not up to the caliber of the original Sal's Pals, but a torch has been passed.  It's a great day.  The five o'clock shaddow on my face came in at about 9:00 am this morning and I'll be damned if the sun is not shining a bit brighter on the world.

A few more shots of Sal's Pals: Canadian Chapter after the jump.

Sal Fasano Archives at The 700 Level:
>>So Long, Sal Fasano
>>Sal Fasano Doesn't Sleep, He Waits
>>Sal's Pals Speak

Michal Neuvirth pays tribute to Flyers greats Bernie Parent, Ron Hextall, Roman Cechmanek (!)

Michal Neuvirth pays tribute to Flyers greats Bernie Parent, Ron Hextall, Roman Cechmanek (!)

Michal Neuvirth has a new mask — let's hope it helps him stop more pucks.

Neuvirth will debut a new lid Saturday night, when the Flyers return to game action after their five-day bye week against the New Jersey Devils at the Wells Fargo Center.

The new mask pays tribute to Flyers goaltending greats, such as Bernie Parent (two Stanley Cups), Ron Hextall (current GM, 1987 Vezina Trophy and Conn Smythe Trophy winner) and Roman Cechmanek (why not?). Neuvirth will get the start tonight over Steve Mason.

In 13 games — 10 starts — this season, Neuvirth is 6-3 with a 3.30 goals-against average and .877 save percentage. Don't read too much into Neuvirth's start tonight, however.

The Flyers have a back-to-back beginning tonight, against New Jersey and the New York Islanders. The safe bet is to see Mason in net on Sunday night in Brooklyn.

But tonight, keep an eye out to see if Neuvirth can make a Cechmanek-esque head save.