baron in the freeze

WTF: Born in Blairmore, Alberta, on an autumn Monday of this date in 1950, defenceman Len Frig is 71 today, so salutations to him. He made his NHL debut with the Chicago Black Hawks in the 1973 playoffs and went on serve on bluelines with the California Golden Seals, Cleveland Barons, and St. Louis Blues over the course his six-year big-league career. The names of old baseball players, Don Delillo mused, are “a kind of poetry floating down the decades;” hockey players, too.