Frozen in time: the McFarlane figure of Cristobal Huet as a Canadien.
Not saying that it’s a challenge to link you to Canadiens news these days, but we’re really ready at HIO Central for a little hockey.
To start: La Presse reports today that René Angélil is negotiating Guy Lafleur’s ambassadorship contract renewal with the Habs. (What a hammer Angélil holds: “Sign the Flower or my wife, Céline Dion, will sing at the Bell Centre!”)
• Former Habs defenceman Patrice Brisebois is at the L’Équipeur store on Hymus Blvd. in Montreal-suburban Pointe-Claire this morning from 10 a.m. to noon. He’ll be signing autographs and racing remote cars in advance of this weekend’s NASCAR races – today’s parking-lot race winner earns $500 that will go to the Support Our Troops initiative. All welcome.
• 42 candles on the cake today of Benoît Brunet
• No tire-kickers yet for Oilers’ ex-Habs defenceman Sheldon Souray
• Randy Phillips checks in on the Montreal Juniors training camp, featuring Habs prospect Louis Leblanc.