Ex-Herald writer George Kimball dies at 67

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Ex-Herald writer George Kimball dies at 67

Associated Press
BOSTON -- Longtime Boston Herald sports columnist and boxing writer George Kimball has died of esophageal cancer at age 67.Kimball'swife, Marge Marash, tells the Associated Press that Kimball died at hishome in New York City on Wednesday night. Kimball worked for thenewspaper from 1980 to 2005, and wrote and edited several books aboutboxing, including "Four Kings."Kimball was diagnosed with cancershortly after he retired. In an appreciation written for the Herald onThursday, former colleague Michael Gee noted that in the years afterthe diagnosis, Kimball had five books published as an author or editor.Gee wrote that Kimball didn't fight cancer, "he did something better. He ignored it."No funeral was planned. Kimball's wife says a memorial will be held at a later date.

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while spring training is ramping up in a big way down in Florida.

*The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to wear their great, green, old school St. Pat’s sweaters around St. Patrick’s Day this season.

*Jonathan Quick is on the ice and participating in hockey activity, but isn’t quite ready to return for the Los Angeles Kings.

*This is one of the best things you’ll see today with Vladimir Tarasenko making the 11th birthday celebration for a special little girl.

*The Edmonton Oilers could potentially make a lot of moves at the NHL trade deadline, and unsurprisingly, there is quite the call for them to dump Benoit Pouliot after that bad contract they signed him to a couple of years ago.

*Lyle Richardson is predicting the biggest buyers at the 2017 NHL trade deadline and the Bruins are not among the nine teams listed.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle goes 1-on-1 with Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello a wide range of subjects for the Athletic up in Toronto.

*Tommy Wingels continues to fight for inclusion in hockey even as he’s gone from the San Jose Sharks to the Ottawa Senators this season.

*For something completely different: A perfect pool trick shot video will blow your mind and probably get a few pool tables ruined with people trying to recreate it.