There’s a song by The Waterboys frontman Mike Scott called Sensitive Children that, along with many other tunes, has lingered like uranium deep inside my cranium (confession: I stole that rhyme from Scott, too). In it, he sings, “Sensitive children, seeing things you don’t, sensitive children, walking where you won’t, you can’t contain her, just love her to the bone.” Over the years, the message has often wormed its way into my consciousness in dealings with my own kids.
It resurfaced recently when I viewed Gabe Polsky’s new documentary, In Search of Greatness, in advance of our Superstar Issue. Polsky, the director who created the sweeping Soviet hockey/sociopolitical film Red Army, tunnels into the psyches of some of the sporting world’s living legends, including Jerry Rice, Pele and th...
About the Author
Jason Kay is the Editor in Chief of The Hockey News and has been with the brand since 1989. No, that's not a typo. Born in England, raised in Toronto, he arrived in his home and adopted land as a baby in 1967, just in time to see the Maple Leafs win their last Stanley Cup. A stay-at-home defenseman once upon a time, Kay knows his NHL dreams are long dead, but he hasn't given up hope of winning the Brier.