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This Date in Habs History: June 9

June 9, 1966: Two time NHL goal-scoring leader Bernie “Boom-Boom” Geoffrion was claimed by the New York Rangers from the Canadiens. June 9, 1971: Jean Béliveau announced his retirement from the NHL, issuing the following statement: “I made up my mind to offer […]

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Guy Lafleur stresses importance of school to kids with NHL dreams

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE If things hadn't worked out for Guy Lafleur as a hockey player, who knows what would have happened to the kid who grew up in the


This Date in Habs History: June 8

June 8, 1955: Hector “Toe” Blake was named coach of the Canadiens, taking over from Dick Irvin, who had been behind the bench for 15 years. Blake would hold the


A Q&A with Guy Lafleur: Canadiens legend says team doesn’t need a French coach

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur is like a breath of fresh air any time he meets with the media. The Hall of Famer always gives thoughtful, honest answers


This Date in Habs History: June 7

June 7, 1965: Goalie Jacques Plante announced his retirement after 12 seasons in the NHL with the Canadiens and New York Rangers. Plante would come out of retirement three


This Date in Habs History: June 6

June 6, 1956: The NHL Board of Governors made a rule change concerning power plays. It was decided that after a team scored a power-play goal, the penalized player would

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Shayne Corson reflects on his days with Canadiens

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE Former Canadien Shayne Corson was back in Montreal over the weekend to take part in the Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s benefiting the Jewish General Hospital at Les Quatre Glaces

MONTREAL, QUE.: APRIL 11, 2016 --  Montreal canadiens captain Max Pacioretty walks towards the team changing room at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard south of Montreal, Monday April 11, 2016, as team members clean out their lockers after failing to make the NHL playoffs.  (Phil Carpenter/MONTREAL GAZETTE)

Habs’ Pacioretty should reach out to Carbonneau

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE Here's some free advice for Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty — get in touch with Guy Carbonneau this summer. There are few people who know more about leadership

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This Date in Habs History: June 5

June 5, 1993: John LeClair scored 34 seconds into overtime as the Canadiens beat the Kings 4-3 in Los Angeles in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final to

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Carbonneau, Corson think Muller is a great hire by Canadiens

STU COWAN MONTREAL GAZETTE Guy Carbonneau still hadn't been able to hook up with his buddy Kirk Muller as of Saturday afternoon. "We're still playing telephone tag," Carbonneau said at the