Eddy Palchak’s life was celebrated by family and friends and roses in the Habs’ famous red, white and blue Tuesday in Montreal-suburban Dorval.
Peter McCabe, Gazette
The rich life of Canadiens trainer, equipment manager and jack of all trades (and then some) Eddy Palchak was celebrated at a funeral Tuesday, a service attended by a galaxy of Hall of Famers, team executives, former Habs and family, friends and strangers alike. Eddy was 71 when he died on Nov. 16 at Montreal General Hospital.
I spoke with many this morning who recalled their memories of Eddy and what he meant to the 10 Stanley Cup champions and other teams for which he worked, becoming a friend and confidante to players whose actions he keenly observed yet never reported to inquisitive team management.
Photos below by Peter McCabe, Gazette
Dickie Moore with former GM Irving Grundman.
From left: Guy Carbonneau, Yvan Cournoyer, Guy Lafleur, Rick Green.
Former Canadiens Sergio Momesso (left), Réjean Houle.
Two captains: Guy Carbonneau (left), Yvan Cournoyer.
The Flower, who wore No. 10 because Eddy Palchak suggested he take it.
Former Canadien Yvon Lambert.