It’s a dark, frigid morning during an uncharacteristically cruel Toronto winter in 2014. Anyone awake is catatonic, unable or unwilling to string two sentences together. Except a Hall of Fame goalie named Grant Fuhr, who saunters into the Westin Harbour Castle hotel lobby, fashionably late, with the cheerful Zen of a monk. Maybe it’s his surgically replaced knee, forged of titanium, that keeps him from hurrying anywhere. “He sets off all the alarms at the airport,” said Lisa, then his fiancee and now his wife. Or maybe Fuhr glides along with such tranquility because he simply has life all figured out.
What he’s about to do is daunting in theory. After years out of the public eye, he’s resurfacing to make about a dozen major media appearances in a row. Breakfast Television, TSN radio and s...
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Matt Larkin is a senior writer at The Hockey News and has been part of the team since 2011. He's your one-stop shop for deep-dive player interviews, predictions, statistics, fantasy player rankings, player safety and hair tips. Catch him weekly as host of The Hockey News Live and The Hockey News Podcast.