*Editor’s note: Hugh Townsend wrote this column last week prior to Friday’s announcement the Toronto Maple Leafs had parted ways with Kyle Dubas.

Ten words stood out.


His newspaper career started in Pictou County in his high school days and his first story was published in 1954. He has been writing for more than six decades; two books and 10,000 newspaper columns since 1972, he hasn't stopped writing yet!