Happy Holidays!

by | Dec 24, 2021 | News, NHL, Rumors, Soapbox | 23 comments

I’m taking my annual holiday break from Dec. 24 to Dec. 27, 2021. The next update to this site will be Dec. 28. Happy Holidays, everyone!



  1. Merry Christmas to all!

  2. It’s a poor excuse to pick a man’s pocket every year.

    Take the day.

    • Nice one, Chris.
      All the best to Lyle and the gang from the ghost of Christmases Past (when the Leafs were good).

  3. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!! Well……..okay only this once.

  4. To Lyle and fam, and to all here (and your families) celebrating tomorrow in the same faith as I,

    Have a Very Merry Christmas…. BTW … we’ve got our White Christmas… woke up to a couple f inches on the ground this morning

    To those here of other faiths

    May this festive time be full of warmth and happiness to you and your families

    To all hockey fans…. Two more sleeps until the World Juniors…..

    Go Canada Go

  5. Merry Christmas and cheers to
    a safe, healthy and joyous New Year.

    Thank You Lyle for another wonderful year of insights and information about the greatest game.

  6. Merry Christmas to you and your family Lyle. Hope all is well. Love your post and comments that you post each day. Barney

  7. thank you Lyle for your efforts to keep us informed and stir up conversation throughout the year. Merry Christmas , Happy holidays and all the best in 2022 to you , your family and all the Spectors hockey site contributors.

  8. Thank you Lyle for creating this space. Enjoy the much needed rest… hopefully you’ll have some.

  9. Merry Christmas, Lyle.

    We appreciate all you do to keep us informed.

    All the best.

    Merry Christmas to all.

  10. Merry Christmas and Joyeux Noel to all hockey fans. Thanks Lyle for providing us with a forum to discuss our thoughts about the game and the teams we love. Here’s hoping everyone has a healthy, happy and successful 2022. Cheers.

  11. Merry Christmas Lyle, thank you for this space to talk hockey. GO AVS!!!!

  12. Merry Christmas to Lyle! Thank You for creating this space to talk hockey 🏒. Happy Holidays to everyone. GO AVS!!!!

  13. A Christmas present for Radino, from late last night:

    Endemic (Merriam Webster):

    belonging or native to a particular people or country
    b : characteristic of or prevalent in a particular field, area, or environment problems endemic to translation


    Definition of epidemic

    (Entry 1 of 2)
    1 : affecting or tending to affect a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time typhoid was epidemic
    2a : excessively prevalent
    b : contagious sense 4 epidemic laughter
    3 : characterized by very widespread growth or extent : of, relating to, or constituting an epidemic

    I can’t help you any further.

  14. Here’s a hidden Christmas gift from Spector, which I’ll pass on to you.

    Rest the mouse pointer of your Windows computer on the neat “Happy Holidays” image with the flashing lights provided here by Spector, and click the right mouse button. A dialogue box offering several selections will pop up. Place your mouse pointer over the selection “Save video as” and click the left mouse button. Another dialogue box will pop up asking where you want to save the image on your computer. After saving the image, you will be yours forever to play with most media players.

    Happy Holidays, over and over!

  15. Happiest of holidays to all that post here. And thank you Lyle for keeping it going

  16. Health Happiness… In that order

  17. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and the family Lyle and thank you for another year of great work. May you be visited by posters past and present and look forward to the future posters

  18. Thank you for all the work and insight you provide Lyle. Have a great holiday season.

    All the best to all of you here. May all of us do something nice to those who need it most. For so many out there who are alone, a simple gesture goes a long way.

  19. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you Lyle and all the readers and posters here.

  20. Merry Christmas to Lyle and all the fellas on here

    Toast to you all !


  21. Love your site, Lyle. Always have, and my absolute preference for getting hockey news (in concise statements without the fluff). Enjoy the holiday sir, you deserve it.