A piece of Ottawa died yesterday. No, I'm not talking about the squirrel that Granny hit on her bike, I'm talking about the choice to remove Marc Methot from the City of Ottawa. That's right, I said choice because this did not need to happen. It's comparable to taking Doogie Howser out of medical school, taking Sam away from Frodo, taking soft serve ice cream out of DQ and replacing it with shit, or taking beer away from alcoholics. It ain't right, but I'm not here to complain.....I'm here to remember and to honour the greatest Ottawa Senator to ever lace up the skates....and to say that he is the best friend a person could ever have.
"I will remember you, will you remember me? Don't let your life pass you by, Weep not for the memories"
Remember the time Marc Methot had his hand chopped in half, and he didn't even flinch or nothing? He's so tough that he once domesticated a Lynx even though it constantly attacked him.
"Remember the good times that we had? I let them slip away from us when things got bad"
Even when the goings got tough, Methot always kept a positive attitude and he showed that on and off the ice. Unless of course you stole money from him, or you looked at him the wrong way. Then he was NOT positive. He was steaming angry.
"How clearly I first saw you smiling in the sun, Want to feel your warmth upon me, I want to be the one"
You came so close to winning the Stanley Cup. My one true wish is for you to become a champion, even though you are already the champion of our hearts. Okay, I lied a little, if I legit had one true wish, it would be to become the CEO of Oh Henry Inc.
"I'm so tired but I can't sleep, standing on the edge of something much to deep, it's funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word"
I hope you look back on your time in Ottawa, and remember the good times you had with your team, your family, and me, your best friend. Remember the time we went roller skating, and that Spice Girls song came on and we both just started signing and didn't not care who heard us? We were free, free like a bird. But now it's time to fly, fly, fly high in the sky, so high I almost touched the sky. Thank you, thank you, thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings.
But just an FYI, if you end up on the Leafs than I HATE YOU. And if you end up on the Habs, then I will legit fight you.