Roughly one month until the Canadiens open training camp the middle of September, a rookie camp to kick things off a few days before.
While MIke Boone dips his toes in the surf of Maine, hence reducing the volume of links he was providing here, we offer a YouTube clip sent along by Todd Denault that appears almost to be a home movie, shot at Butch Bouchard’s restaurant in 1971. How many Habs can you recognize in this?
And from our friend Robert Lefebvre, a thought-provoking piece on legendary Canadien Newsy Lalonde.
• Newcomer Dustin Boyd will wear No. 17 this season. See below for the Canadiens’ official list of those before him who have worn that sweater. (My favourites: 1930s goalies George Hainsworth and Wilf Cude and, during his 1950-51 tryout, Jean Béliveau.)
By the way: Sir Paul McCartney apparently left the Bell Centre stage the other night with a Canadiens jersey. First the Dalai Lama, now Sir Paul. Anyone have a photo of it to share? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Those who have worn No. 17 for the Canadiens: