habfab14120 - (Robert Lapham)Member since January 2, 2009
North Tonawanda, NY
Habs fan since: 1970
Favorite current player: Brian Gionta
All-time favorite player: Guy LaFleur
- Comment on Canadiens legend Jean Béliveau dies at age 83 (2014-12-03 12:59:04)
Several years ago my wife and I took our son to a home and home between MTL and BOS on Easter weekend. As we live just outside of Buffalo it was going to be a memorable trip for him. At the end of the game in MTL on Saturday night, I was marvelling at all the banners when my wife stated that "Jean Beliveau is right below us signing autographs." We raced down the stairs from the top of the Bell Center to get to him. As we approached, a security guard informed us that "No more" were allowed in line. My son was crushed. He neveer saw him play, but Big Jean was his all-time favorite Hab. I couldn't even get him to smile for a pic with Mr. Beliveau in the background. Moments later, that guard left to help break up something at an exit and placed another guard there. My wife asked the new guy if just our boy (8 or 10) at the time could get an autograph. He didn't respond, so we took advantage and sent him down. Mr. Beliveau just stood there happily signing autographs and smiling for pics. My son, Sean, floated back to our hotel that night. Thank you, Mr. Beliveau, for making his trip perfect.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 20: Bite me, Mr. Mayor! Desharnais the hero as Canadiens win Shootout (2013-11-15 21:14:20)
San Francisco, but no matter, it's an awesome story.
- Comment on Brière takes Desharnais’s spot at practice (2013-11-11 16:56:49)
Don't know if thiswas mentioned in another thread. Aaron Ward tweeted that he has a source reporting Stamkos has a broken tibia and will require surgery.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 12: Canadiens spoil MSG opener (2013-10-28 20:49:10)
Miller is playing tonight, so unless he was traded after the 2nd, a la Cammy, he's not at the airport. Maybe in the figurative Departure Lounge.
- Comment on Welcome back, Saku (2013-10-24 13:07:18)
The return as has been stated. How could anyone NOT associate that with Saku. There was also a game against Toronto. I think it may have been the same game when Boullion one-punched his opponent in a fight. I was at a friends house. Montreal was losing after 2. Koivu put the team on his back and wound up with the game winner in the 3rd. That game summarized Koivu's Captaincy for me. He always seemed to be one who chose to lead by action.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 4 – Canadiens blow 2-0 lead, lose in OT (2013-05-07 21:29:32)
That was about as distinct a kicking motion as I have seen. BS.
- Comment on Liveblog: Capitals at Canadiens (2013-04-09 20:29:35)
Yep. Has "Beta" on a flag across it.
- Comment on Weekend labour talks ‘covered a lot of ground’ (2012-11-05 10:35:27)
Like Bill J, I too, know of a couple of decent people who happen to be B's fans. I married one. Despite that, playoffs are always an adventure in my house. Fortunately, our son came down on the side of Good. :)
- Comment on Canadiens draft Collberg, Thrower in second round; Bozon in third (2012-06-23 10:24:51)
- Comment on Canadiens draft Collberg, Thrower in second round; Bozon in third (2012-06-23 10:15:16)
I thought maybe you had a cold.