It takes a special person to deliver a eulogy.
He must have intimate knowledge of the deceased, but also the ability to put their life into perspective. He must not withhold emotion, but he cannot let emotion tell the story.
I was tasked with delivering two eulogies the past two weeks – an unusually tragic fortnight for an NHL writer.
“The Randy Carlyle era was a good one in Anaheim …”
“The Terry Murray era was a good one in Los Angeles …”1
These were the first two NHL coaches that I covered on a day-to-day basis and also the first two careers that I laid to rest.2
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