Called this one long ago…

In the April 30 Montreal Gazette.

Now, just one more win for the Canadiens to make me look like a genius…

Stubbs calls it in the April 30 Gazette.

And re: this puck: read about its historic significance here as related to the first game ever at Civic (now Mellon) Arena in Pittsburgh. (No, Yvan Cournoyer is in fact the Roadrunner, not a donkey as suggested by the plaque. And Hank Bassen was in nets for the Penguins… colleague Pierre Houde of RDS having thought all these years it was Les Binkley in goal.)

17 Comments

  1. ths says:

    Almost shaved my playoff beard

    It happened just the other day

    It’s gettin’ kind of long

    I could’ve said it was in my way

     

    But I didn’t and I wonder why

    I feel like letting my freak flag fly

    And I feel like I owe it, to someone

     

    Must be because I watched Bobby Lou at the Olympics

    And I’m not feeling up to par

    It increases my paranoia

    Like looking in my mirror and seeing Sergei Gonchar

     

    But I’m not giving in an inch to fear

    çause I’ve promised myself Stanley this year

    I feel like I owe it, to someone

     

    When I finally get myself together

    I’m Gionta get down in that sunny Subban weather

     

    And I find a place inside to laugh,

    Separate the Habs from the Laffs

    I feel …

    Like I owe it, to Sydney, yeah

  2. Morenz7 says:

    The plaque store needed a copy editor (Pitsburgh?).

    But interesting nonetheless.

  3. giacbar says:

    We shall overcome all odds and make the penguins end same way it started in 1967!!!

    This one is for all of us HABS fans!

     

    Our Father, who art in Bell Centre

    Hockey be thy Name

    Thy will be done

    the Cup be Won

    on ice as well as in the Stands.

     

    Give us this day our Hockey Sticks

    and Forgive us our Penalties.

    As we Forgive those who Cross-Check against us

    Lead us not into Elimination and

    Deliver us to Victory.

     

    In the name of the Fans,

    Lord Stanley

    and the Holy Halak!

    Amen

     

  4. tricolorepourtoujours says:

    Great article about the first Penguins game vs Habs at the Igloo. Really enjoyed it Mr. Stubbs!

     

  5. Ed says:

    It is indeed interesting, & it also says that Cournoyer was a 1st Period Ass, & we know he was never that. :)

     

    Congrats to Stubbs on calling the Canadiens in 7.

     

     

  6. dimitrib says:

    There’s something happening here
    What it is ain’t exactly clear
    There’s
    Halak over there
    Telling Crosby his got to beware
    I think it’s
    halak, stop the puck, and hear that sound
    Everybody look the pens are
    going down

    There’s battle lines being drawn
    Hab’s are right
    when everybody else is wrong
    Young subban speaking his mind
    Getting
    so much assistance from behind
    I think it’s halak, stop the puck,
    and hear that sound
    Everybody look the pens are going down

    What
    a field-day for the cammalleri
    A thousand people in the street
    Singing
    songs and carrying signs
    Mostly say, hooray for our habs
    I think
    it’s halak, stop the puck, and hear that sound
    Everybody look the
    pens are going down

    Paranoia strikes deep
    Into your life mat
    cooke it will creep
    It starts when you’re always afraid
    You step
    out of line, the refs come and take you away

    I think it’s halak,
    stop the puck, and hear that sound
    Everybody look the pens are going
    down
    I think it’s halak, stop the puck, and hear that sound
    Everybody
    look the pens are going down

    I think it’s halak, stop the puck, and hear
    that sound
    Everybody look the pens are going down
    I think it’s
    halak, stop the puck, and hear that sound
    Everybody look the pens are
    going down

  7. Rugger says:

    Stephen Stills would be proud of you, well done.

  8. DAVE. N says:

    I remember reading that Habs in 7 , and wondering where you bought the good stuff!!!!

    Gotta admit, looks good on you..even to get to 7 was hard to fathom…glad they are though…alot of excitement for tonights’ game

  9. Itsik says:

    No matter what happened let’s hope the refs are not going to decide this game

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  10. Fansincebirth says:

    They will if Crosby has anything to do with it….

    “Without the strength of the past, the team may face a choice – to win, or to be French-Canadian?” — Ken Dryden

  11. fansince53 says:

    Is Stephen Stills a Hab fan?

  12. yves_on_habs says:

    Twitter won’t let me get search results any further back then May 6th at the moment… but my prediction was also Habs in 7.

    Tonight will be intense. Can’t wait.

    - Yves -

    Blog – http://yvesonhabs.com

    Twitter – http://twitter.com/yves_on_habs

  13. soperman says:

    Geez Stubbs,

    You sound like Don Cherry.  I’ll bet you predicted lots of other stuff too.

    “Pusie possessed a wickedly wild shot, so inaccurate that he could not hit the province of Quebec if he was standing inside the Montreal Forum.” Dick Beddoes

  14. Dave Stubbs says:

    It’s in print on April 30. Not a claim. No guarantee it’s right, but there you have it.

    Dave Stubbs
    Habs Inside/Out
    Sports Columnist/Feature Writer, Montreal Gazette
    • On Twitter: twitter.com/habsinsideout1

  15. MontrealAtheist says:

    How much money did you win again with this bet?

  16. lab says:

    Ist period ass: Cournoyer, that’s funny!!!!!!!!

  17. ths says:

    I predict Habs Cup in 9 more games. You heard it here first

    Ooh Aah Habs on the war path


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