The lobby of Edmonton's Westin Hotel was abuzz with what passes for celebrity sightings in this country on Friday.
With the hometown Oilers in the Stanley Cup finals against the Carolina Hurricanes, Edmonton is again Canada's hockey capital.
But there was also a premiers' conference this week in the Alberta capital, so the Westin was bustling with political journalists and sports reporters and politicians and hockey royalty.
Yes, that was Hockey Night In Canada's bombastic Don Cherry and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and Oiler-turned-broadcaster Kelly Hrudey and the folks from Soiree de Hockey and a bunch of other sports types that the politicos could not identify.
For the record, Cherry confided to McGuinty's entourage that the Oilers, down two games to none, are pretty much screwed by that injury to their first-string goalie.
Wow, with that penetrating analysis, think what the Coach's Corner host could do if he had been unleashed on the equalization conference!