Friday, December 4, 2009

100 Years

Well I swallowed my hatred for the Montreal Canadiens long enough to watch Hockey Night in Canada tonight. They had all the living former Canadiens that were able to travel there and also retired 2 more jerseys, the #3 of Emile Bouchard and #16 of Elmer Lach. It was interesting to see Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe there enjoying the proceedings and then he was shown talking with Elmer Lach and you could tell those 2 had broken their noses a couple of times.
Its rare to see a ceremony honoring a teams 100 hundred years of existence and in one city, so I watched and the one thing that jumped out at me was the return to a Canadiens uniform of Patrick Roy. After the way he parted company in 1995 I wondered if he would attend any of the ceremonies for this seaons. Maybe because there is new ownership of the team or just because he wanted to be part of the celebration it was kind of cool seeing him taking shots in net with fellow Hall of Famer Ken Dryden.

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