Minnesota said goodbye to coach Herb Brooks Saturday.
America has few legitimate links to hockey history, but Brooks sure was one of them.
Of course, Brooks considered himself a regular guy — one, who when venturing into broadcasting, was too shy to ask Wayne Gretzky for an interview.
Luckily for Brooks (and his network), Gretzky came to him, asking how he could help.
Blues GM Larry Pleau played with Brooks on the 1968 Olympic team — the team that famously made Brooks their last cut before jumping into the Olympics.
Brooks knew everybody, didn’t he?