Stanley Cup coming to Châteauguay on Sept. 2

There hasn’t been a Stanley Cup party for the Canadiens in Montreal since 1993, but there will be one this year in Châteauguay for Corey Crawford.

The Chicago Blackhawks goaltender, who grew up in the city on the South Shore of Montreal, will bring the Cup home on Monday, Sept. 2, and have it on display in the parking lot at the Châteauguay Multisports Centre  (255 Brisebois Blvd.) from noon until 4 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to meet the goaltender and have their photograph taken with the Cup.

“This is an honour for us to welcome Mr. Crawford to his hometown of Châteauguay,” Châteauguay Mayor Nathalie Simon said in a press release. “We are rejoicing in his success. He is a wonderful example, not only for the youth, but for everyone.”

Crawford was on the ice at the Canadiens’ practice facility in Brossard on Tuesday as part of a CCM/Reebok Goalie Summit, trying out new pads and shooting promotional material for the company.

“It means a lot,” Crawford told NHL.com about the chance to bring the Cup home. “I grew up there and it’s a big hockey town, everyone’s excited about it. With all the support I got from my friends, family and everyone from Châteauguay and the surrounding towns it’ll be very special to go back and be able to bring the Cup and let all the kids and everyone from minor hockey take a look and take pictures and just enjoy the day.”

Crawford also commented on losing longtime Blackhawks goaltending coach Stephane Waite, who left Chicago to join the Canadiens and work with Carey Price.

“It’s definitely tough losing Steph; we worked together for a long time,” Crawford said. “It’s tough to see him go, but that’s hockey. It happens quite a bit in this business.”

Other goaltenders attending the CCM/Reebok summit included Jonathan Bernier of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

“It’s my first time wearing this jersey,” Bernier, who was acquired by Toronto from the Los Angeles Kings this summer, told NHL.com before heading off for a photo shoot with his new Maple Leafs jersey. “It looks pretty good.”

In other NHL news, the Boston Bruins have promoted Brent Gretzky – the younger brother of the Great One – to amateur scouting director. Brent joined the Bruins organization in 2011 as an amateur scout.

Bernier, Fleury, Crawford set sights on season, NHL.com

Bruins promote younger Gretzky, canada.com

Michel Therrien answers questions submitted by Habs fans, Canadiens.com

TSN releases its 2013-14 NHL broadcast schedule, TSN.ca

NHL 14 video game all about the fighting, montrealgazette.com

Replacing Lecavalier a question for Lightning, NHL.com

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  2. HammerHab says:

    I’m not averse to a Subban/Murray pairing. The speed of Subban will negate the slow footedness of Murray. He can just hang back while PK does his thing. Murray doesn’t need to be fast with Subban as a D partner. The 2 of them on the ice in a defensive role would frighten the bejesus out of opposing forwards. Plus Subban wouldn’t have to “fight” (or whatever you want to call that) anymore.

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  3. krob1000 says:

    That is a lot of dmen

  4. Timo says:

    Now that I was First I can tell you there is a new thread.

  5. Hobie Hansen says:

    When do we play Boston? It will be nice to see what happens when Lucic pokes at Price and taunts Subban with Murray and Parros now in the picture. Love it!

  6. Sportfan says:

    I knew something would happen in August! I hope he plays better here than he did in Pitts. Could also mean Drewiske will see minimal ice time/games.

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  7. Epic says:

    I’m gonna start drinking now

  8. Dunboyne Mike says:

    1) Not familiar with Murray apart from this year’s playoffs (when neither he nor any of the Pens looked good).

    Can someone compare him to Skillsie for me please?

    2) Did you guys already give Berkie’s call for MB to offersheet Kadri the once-over?

    Greetings to all. Up to my tonsils just now, so not really in touch. But wow, a signing! No more bookclub news, eh?!

    Front, when do you and Mrs Front fly? If bad weather diverts you to Dublin, I’m only 20 minutes away.

    • Epic says:

      his speed is not the best, but it’s not as bad as some say.

      He was playing on a run-and-gun team in the playoffs, which did not suit his style and exposed his weaknesses.

      If he is used as a #5 or #6 crease clearing depth defender, then it’s the best for everyone. It does not expose his flaws and it allows him to play his game to the advantage of the team.

  9. Sportfan says:

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  10. Epic says:

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  11. savethepuck says:

    The Murray signing calls for a new thread.

    “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
    Carey Price

  12. Habfan10912 says:

    Anytime you can add a big Cornell Grad Defenseman it makes me smile.

  13. Hobie Hansen says:

    Welcome to Montreal Douglas Murray: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aedJbDCmI8

    Woohoo!!!

    • Ron says:

      Man what a signing. Only hope this is not a sign the Emmy is going to take longer to heal. Tough son of a gun though. I’m not one to watch HockeyFights.com hahahaha but go over and take them all in. He does not loose to many. Strong as a bull. Love it.

  14. Newf_Habster says:

    Murray vs Parros

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgEZ3bZXUXU&feature=youtu.be

    Now they are teammates. LOL

  15. Cal says:

    About bleeping time.
    How about that? A crease clearer. After all this time, it’s hard to believe.


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