Audio: Habs greats unveil Hall of Fame exhibit

From left: Canadiens legends Larry Robinson, Frank Mahovlich, Serge Savard and Yvan Cournoyer with their old sterling friend Stanley. The four icons were on hand at the Hall of Fame today to unveil a new exhibit marking 100 years of the Canadiens.
Peter J. Thompson, National Post

The Hockey Hall of Fame today unveiled a spectacular exhibit commemorating the centennial of the Canadiens and launched publication of Honoured Canadiens, a coffee-table book that covers the club through the decades. Hats off to curator Phil Pritchard and his staff for assembling something that’s well worth a trip for any fan of the team.

There are some truly historic items on display.

Today, all-time greats Yvan Cournoyer, Larry Robinson, Serge Savard and Frank Mahovlich, winners of 26 Stanley Cups as Canadiens players, were on hand for the unveiling and to reminisce about the Montreal hockey dynasties of which they were part, to talk about this year’s edition of the team and more.

Settle back with this audio:

• Hall of Fame curator Phil Pritchard provides an overview (1:21);
A hot-stove chat moderated by Gord Stellick. It opens with Savard speaking, a failed microphone providing a little comedy (15:49);
Yvan Cournoyer (6:08)     • Larry Robinson (5:42);
Serge Savard (10:29)      • Frank Mahovlich (4:57).

17 Comments

  1. 24 Cups says:

    4 legends = 26 Stanley Cups – numbers sometimes speak louder than words.

    Going For The Brass Ring – 25 Cups In 100 Years

  2. 24 Cups says:

    TC – I really don’t know what to say – this is reprehensible. Another step in the long and slow decline of Glen Sather as a hockey executive. Shameful.

    Going For The Brass Ring – 25 Cups In 100 Years

  3. HABZ24 says:

    CRUSH THE LEAFS!! nice to see plekk has woken up outta his goaless slumber. national tv,price between the pipes,loss to fn blue dresses last night, look out,were gunna come out flying tonight!!

  4. TC says:

    New York Rangers Want to be compensated for Cheraponov’s passing ????

    http://www.fannation.com/si_blogs/for_the_record/posts/21521

    T.C.
    tc.denault@habsworld.net

  5. nightmare_49 says:

    Last Nights Game Wrap Up from the Blue Jackets Point of View .. Puck Rakers ….. http://blog.dispatch.com/cbj/ …………………….. Last Nights Puck Daddy’s NHL Three Stars : 1 – Mark Parrish/Stars 2 – Steve Mason/Blue Jackets 3 – Bryan Little/Thrashers …………………… After One Month – Ugly episodes of Dancing with the Stars .. by Jim Matheson ….. http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/sports/story.html?id=50930a3f-40cb-4c80-a09a-a2d1da00b211

  6. 24 Cups says:

    Philly give up on Downie and trades him (and Eminger) to Tampa for Carle.

    Going For The Brass Ring – 25 Cups In 100 Years

  7. 24 Cups says:

    Damien Cox looks at Carey Price’s chances of making Team Canada in 2010

    http://www.thestar.com/Sports/Hockey/article/533286

    Going For The Brass Ring – 25 Cups In 100 Years

  8. Mike from Ktown says:

    you know who suffers more from long lay offs, goalies

  9. Dennis says:

    I’m a little concerned about Jaroslav Halak.
    http://dennis-kane.com/

  10. RetroMikey says:

    I’ve had the opportunity to meet all 4 these former Habs greats and they are indeed Rock Stars to me as far as I’m concerned wherever they go.
    Love the audio supplied by Dave Stubbs, thank you!
    Very entertaining to listen to this morning.
    Great to hear stories from them, and I would love to see more former Habs audio on this site and the stories they want to share with us!
    Looking forward to going to the game at the ACC tonight after a dismal effort against Columbus last night. 100% effort tonight by everyone boys, we pay big bucks to watch entertaining hockey!

    Dave Stubbs, have a great weekend in Toronto and being honoured by your peers in the media with your award! Congratulations again!

    “We will win the Cup only with Carey Price in the nets”

  11. G-Man says:

    Even in Hogtown the people know which team is the most special of all the NHL clubs. Great to see the fan response and 4 Hall of Famers garner even more acclaim for the CH.

    Gilbert
    2008/09 is the season of the Habs

  12. nightmare_49 says:

    Spector on the Carle Trade : http://community.foxsports.com/blogs/Spector/2008/11/07/Flyers_Obtain_Carle_from_Lightning ………………………… Bottom Line on Carle Trade? The Money. .. by Damian Cristodero ….. http://blogs.tampabay.com/lightning/2008/11/bottom-line-on.html …………………., Breaking Down Al Strachen .. by Chris Brotta ….. http://www.islanderspointblank.com/2008/11/hockey-night-in-al-strachans-fantasylandwhat-will-al-make-up-this-week/

  13. nightmare_49 says:

    Roy MacGregor On : The Offensively Minded Canadiens – The Flying Canadiens (an excerpt) ….. Surely, there is something wrong with this picture.

    The Montreal Canadiens are at practice. The drill is like something you would see in atom house league: 5-on-5 at each end of the ice, a goaltender in each net, the players desperate to be first to score and encouraged to try any offensive move they can imagine, no matter how risky.

    And standing at centre ice, laughing, is head coach Guy Carbonneau, the three-time winner of the NHL’s Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive player in the game. Watching play in the other end and smiling is assistant coach Doug Jarvis, also a Selke winner. And both men were hired by general manager Bob Gainey, the defensive specialist for whom the Selke Trophy was created and who once won it four consecutive years ………….. and here is the rest of the story ….. http://www.globesports.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081107.wspt-macgregor-habs-new-07/GSStory/GlobeSports/home

  14. Higgins21 says:

    That was excellent!

    But Larry doesn’t know that the Rocket was #9 and the Pocket Rocket was #16? Must have been lots of pressure on him. LOL

  15. Higgins21 says:

    Why are there no comments? Is this site down? This was the most enjoyable audio I’ve ever had the pleasure to listen to and I can’t believe that there hasn’t been more responses to.

    Thanks guys and keep up the good work. BTW. Rocket 9 Pocket Rocket 16

    Go! Habs Go!

  16. Vid says:

    Looks like I’ll have to make a visit to Toronto just to see this.


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