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Canadiens set to Retire #19 and #23

  1. Loved ’em both when they were still lacing them up. There wont be any numbers left if this continues. 97 is not as cool of a number on the back of a jersey.

  2. They are both classy gentlemen who were not only great players in their era but also great teammates and leaders as well….I had the pleasure to see both Bob and Larry numerous times live at the old forum and those memories will live with me forever. We can only hope that some of our great young kids like
    Higgins and Komo will follow in their foot steps and have long and distinguished careers as well. Well done Habs!

  3. nice I can’t wait until Gainey’s speech!!!!

  4. Make’s me wonder why Larry isnt head coach or G.M.?

  5. #5 DeHabs4ever says:
    September 6, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    Poor Larry though… I have faint memories of him scoring on his own net on occasion! LOL
    Super nice guy. I met him once when I was in my mid teens, but I didn’t bring THAT up! LOL

  6. He retired from stress…’stepped down’ I should say.

  7. #7 nigelski says:
    September 8, 2007 at 9:28 am

    Larry should have been offered a position with the Habs years ago, in some capacity. We shouldn’t be surprised that he hasn’t though, as many other Hab greats of yesteryear have been consistently snubbed unless ambassadorial status is considered. Knowing the organization, they’ll miss the boat on letting Roy try his hand at coaching the team when he decides to go prime time as well. Not that I think Roy is ready yet, but by all accounts, he will be soon. He has attacked his time in Quebec as tenaciously as he played goal, and it’s only a matter of time before he is coaching in the NHL. I say now that I want him back in the fold whernever he does. Seconder?…

    On a different note, I’m REALLY looking forward to October 20th, when I’ll be in MTL to watch the Habs play the Sabres, alongside some 50 others from Habs Inside/Out. I have four jerseys already, but I’ve wanted one of those cool practice jerseys for a while. It’s hard to see springing the coin for the “new” Hab jerseys (reebok-style), as they’re just not different enough for my liking.

    So—is anyone on this site going to be at that Oct 20 game? Myself, I’m already halfway there–it’ll be my first game since the old Forum days…

  8. #8 BC Genius says:
    September 9, 2007 at 12:04 am

    Hey Nigelski, Good for you! I live in BC and whenever I can I catch in game in Montreal (not often enough). It’s not like the old Forum but still lots of fun. You will have a great time – there’s nothing like being with a whole bunch of Habs fans cheering your team on. In Vancouver it is fun too but when your team only comes to town once every couple of years you gotta watch the Canucks play another team – just not the same. Have a great time!!!! I know you will. Cheers.

    **I brought my son to catch a Habs vs. Stars game a couple of years back – it was great.

  9. #9 nigelski says:
    September 11, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    Thanks BC. Too bad you can’t make it this year, but with any luck, the guys at will make this an annual affair. It’s good to have someone else organize stuff when you’re lazy like me :).

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