ATLANTA -- If a hockey game can mean something more than the sum of its
sometimes uneven, sloppy parts, then surely this 1-1 tie between the St. Louis
Blues and Atlanta Thrashers was such a game.
And if that is so, then Wednesday's game was a significant moment for a
young man with a terrible burden, a young man named Dany Heatley who honored a
fallen friend in the only way he knows, perhaps in the finest way there is, by
playing the game they both loved.