To step up the the plate for a hockey hero.
Mixed metaphor, eh? But still Mr. Prime Minister your help is needed.
The whole deal was laid out in The Toronto Star yesterday but I will break it down for you. Liam Maguire, he is the hockey trivia freak and historian out of Ottawa, owns a self named restaurant just south of your crib actually, good wings. Anyhow Mr. Maguire is really pushing for you to help Paul Henderson, number 19, the lad who scored the winning goal back in '72s Canada/Russia series, wants you to help him get The Order Of Canada.
Problem is Mr. Henderson isn't a poet or a soap sculptor or a singer or anything but a Canadian hockey icon and that doesn't seem to fly with the elites that decide who gets The Order.
That is why your help is needed Mr. Harper.
One last thing: time is running out. Mr. Henderson is dying from the Big C. So if you could move on this as fast as your Parliamentary Secretary Dean Del Mastro moves on a basket of fries and wings it would be appreciated by all.