Flames GM has ties to Beantown

The Flames fell to the Wild 4-3 on Monday night.

The Flames fell to the Wild 4-3 on Monday night.

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:19 AM ET

CALGARY - Having spent four years of college in Boston and six years working for the Bruins, John Weisbrod has a sense of Beantown.

In light of the bombs which were set off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and killed at least three people and wounded more than 100 others, Weisbrod believes the traits of Boston will soon come through to the world.

“Besides the horror of it all, I think about the way it affects the city because of the personality of the city,” said Weisbrod, the Flames assistant GM, Monday afternoon. “I’m originally from New York, and with 9/11, you saw a bit of the makeup of New York with how it reacts to tragedy.

“Boston is a unique place. Boston is a really family-oriented, deep-rooted city. They’re really proud and take things personally.”

Weisbrod, who returned to his home in Florida on Sunday after a month on the road, no longer has any family in Boston, but he has a vast number of friends living there.


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