Habs-Flames alumni game set for Feb. 19

Habs Inside/Out has learned that the Canadiens and Calgary Flames will stage an alumni game on Feb. 19 at McMahon Stadium, the day before the NHL’s Heritage Classic.

The organizations – Brian Skrudland on behalf of the Canadiens, Jim Peplinski for the Flames – are assembling alumni teams of players who skated for the 1986 Canadiens and Flames, Stanley Cup Final opponents that season. The Habs won the Cup in five games in the best-of-seven series, Montreal’s second-most recent championship.

Jean Perron, head coach of that Canadiens team, tells us on the press gallery of the Bell Centre tonight that he’s not been contacted about any such game. But Perron added that he has fond memories of Calgary, also having won his first national title in that city behind the bench of the University of Moncton in March 1981.

The NHL and host Flames are expected to make an announcement within the next few days declaring the alumni game a go.

The 1986 Stanley Cup-champion Canadiens.
Photo courtesy Erle Schneidman, canadiensmemorabilia.com

7 Comments

  1. oldrrty says:

    Will they put this one on the cbc? I would love to see Carbo on skates again!

     

    I don’t care who wins as long as Toronto doesn’t!

  2. Muckbringer says:

    after tonight im gonna think black out.  but if its on a cbc were good.

  3. gohabsgo25 says:

    hey stubbs

    how would tickets work? i hope its like whoever is going to the classic its free. i would love to see the alumni gear up.

     

  4. Willy the bum says:

    Seems weird to see Roy and Trembley sitting beside each other… Trembley must have thought, “who is this punk kid gardien du but?”

  5. TommyB says:

    Jean Perron was not contacted…hmmmm….could it be because that team was actually coached by Robinson and Gainey?

     

  6. Ian Cobb says:

    I do mot know why everyone is amazed at what is going on in Montreal
    these days. Just remember how long ago that Hamilton won the Calder
    cup, and who was on the team.!

    Slowly these players have
    graduated to the NHL to play along side the great veterans that Bob
    brought here,   one short year ago. To play a system that J. martin
    believes in and has implemented over the past year here.

    This
    team that has seen their top two defenseman go down for the year, still
    compete for a top spot in this years up coming play offs.

    I have
    to confess that I was not a J. Martin supporter when he first arrived
    here in Mtl. But after the great run of last year I have held my tongue
    and watched his stamp placed on this team.

    We as fans are
    disappointed if we do not win each and every game, and are devastated
    when we lose a couple in a row. But here this, we are a much better
    team this year than last, and we will go very much deeper than last
    year into the play offs this spring.

    We never win going away, but that is only to keep us into every game.! After all this is an entertainment business.

    Enjoy the ride to the top boys and girls, see you at the parade.!

  7. zak says:

    If we don’t get stand on your head goaltending with JM’s system the team is doomed. Ottawa.eg. They had Hossa , Spezza , Alfie , Phillips , Redden , etc. and bad goalies.


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