You're reading a guy with a history of heart problems. So when my face grew flush, my pulse began to race and an overwhelming sense of nausea gripped me in late June, I knew there was trouble.
Was it something I ate? No. It was something I read.
By the time I had finished throwing up, the cause was clear and, OK, a little green and chunky: Pete Karmanos was elected in the builder category to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Four months later and a few days after Karmanos' induction in Toronto, I am finally calm enough to address his date with hockey immortality.
The late Mayor Mike Peters, who loved Hartford more than anyone, cried the day in 1997 when Karmanos and the...