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New York - March 30, 2012

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

It’s only been a week since Tim Tebow was traded to the Jets, but stores across the city have already started rolling out green and white T-shirts in honor of the star quarterback. Without even taking a snap in the Big Apple, Tebow has already earned his spot in stores and kiosks alongside New York superstars like Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Hall-of-Famer Mickey Mantle – Jeremy Lin hasn’t even earned that kind of prime placement alongside the Yankee greats yet! Looks like Tebow-mania is already sweeping the city. Good luck, Tim – if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.

Since our offices are at the Bell Centre, we have to commute to Brossard every day to cover practice so the news that Montreal is looking into constructing a new bridge to replace the Champlain is of particular interest to our staff. We’ve heard the rumors of a $7.00 toll being added to cross the new bridge to cover costs so we’d like to submit another idea for consideration: a gondola. Think about it – why sit in traffic every morning when you can just fly over it? That was exactly the thinking behind the Roosevelt Island Tramway in New York City. When developers started building up a community across the river from Manhattan, they quickly realized how long it would take to extend the subway line to Roosevelt Island. Instead of leaving their citizens stranded, they got creative and gave their people an ingenious alternative to traditional carpooling by channeling their inner ski bunnies. This is public transit we can get behind!

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