Recalling Canadiens’ mighty Big Bird

From Inside/Out friend and hockey historian Stu Hackel, via You Tube, the segment of Larry Robinson on the Legends of Hockey series. Robinson’s No. 19 sweater will be retired Monday night before the Habs-Ottawa Senators game. Coverage on RDS and Rogers Sportsnet East begins at 6:30 p.m. ET.

11 Comments

  1. joe-hab-nuno says:

    I just watched a youtube video of the Shultz Robinson fight, at the 5 in mark of the video you see Robinson having a drink with the fan along the boards, OMG, too funny

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZmRWz_Dyk0&feature=related

  2. Habs-Fan says:

    Larry is one of my all time favorite Habs player.
    He gave everyone around him the confidence of knowing he would be their if an opponent took any liberties on any of his team mates.

    One regret I presently have is that Montreal hasn’t been able to bring Larry into the organization somehow. Not sure if he wants to but just imagine him behind the bench with Muller.
    I’m hoping that O’Byrne or McDonough can bring a little of what Larry did.
    Komisarek certainly does.
    I have to work tonight but I will be recording the pre-game as well as the game.

  3. earl says:

    Larry’s end-to-end rushes and hard hits are legendary.
    Hitting him was like taking on a redwood tree.

    And to top it off, he could fight. If you were dumb enough to get Larry angry , you were probably dumb enough to get pummelled. He had some great tilts, but the ones I recall most involved Mike Milbury.

  4. G-Man says:

    There are 2 Habs D-men who are right up there alongside Bobby Orr. Doug Harvey was one, and Larry Robinson the other. With Larry, he controlled the game not only by his physical presence, but also the way he could go end to end and score when the team needed it. Not to forget those long bullet passes from behind his net to a speeding Cournoyer or Lafleur cutting up the middle of the neutral zone. Ray Bourque of Boston is comparable, but he never had the team in Boston like Larry did in Montreal.
    Today is all 19 all the time. It’s about time, Larry, you deserve it.

    Gilbert


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