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Dave Stubbs 13h
Re: Patrick Roy and his apparent talks with about their head coaching position. I spoke with Roy last October for an story and he addressed a possible return to NHL coaching thus. Full Q&A is here:
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Dave Stubbs 23h
Another Final for . I spoke with Larry, a 9-time Cup winner, in Dallas during Western Conference Round 2 about this season's and his work with the team: via
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Dave Stubbs May 21
So this was the Guide the last time went to the Final... against . Thanks to D.R. Ellis for leaving his copy in League headquarters, then Montreal's Sun Life Building, for my reference...
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Dave Stubbs May 21
For those scratching their heads about my Leroy Neiman painting (top) reference compared to tonight’s game as viewed on my iPad on poor WiFi in a dentist’s waiting room (bottom).
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Dave Stubbs May 21
When a weak WiFi signal makes you think you’re looking at a Leroy Neiman painting, or watching a 1972 Summit Series game from Moscow - because this is how those games sometimes looked when the rabbit ears weren’t hauling in the picture ⁦
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Dave Stubbs May 21
René more likely exclaimed, “Il lance, il compte!” because that’s a complete sentence, not a phrase :)
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Dave Stubbs May 21
Hence “Passerelle Lecavalier Gallivan,” the name given the Bell Centre’s media gallery.
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Dave Stubbs May 21
You didn’t need to understand one word of French to enjoy M. Lecavalier’s lyrical play-by-play of a hockey game. And he was a master of the language, too. The passé simple in hockey announcing? My Grade 10 French class studied René’s broadcasts for vocabulary and tense.
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Dave Stubbs May 21
When Guy Lafleur shifted into top speed, everyone else on the ice looked like they had a gearbox full of neutral. Flower could be electrifying, a lot of fun to watch.
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Dave Stubbs May 21
Replying to @Liams_Hockey
The Vaseline-in-the-Prime-Minister's-hand prank have been here. The look on Pointu's face is... interesting. Guy shared this one with me from his scrapbook.
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Dave Stubbs May 21
That might have been the night Guy Lapointe filled his hand with Vaseline to shake PM Pierre Trudeau's hand. Pointu, never change :)
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Dave Stubbs May 21
I recall owner Danny Williams telling Guy, "OK, we can go now" & Guy saying, "No, I'm good," then signing another 100. I'm not sure how I'd do in an airport at 4:30 am with people rushing up to me to breathlessly share their stories, but Guy enjoyed every minute of it
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Dave Stubbs May 21
Two favourite photos from Oct. 28, 2016, a day I spent in Newfoundland with Guy Lafleur. Young fan raced up to us and begged for an autograph. Guy took out his pen and the kid said, "No, I mean Buddy!" And how Lafleur signed one for an fan
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Dave Stubbs May 21
David, you're the one who made it a seamless day. Today, every step of every day, Guy remains a legendary reminder of those glory years. Fans still come at him in waves and he embraces it: "My night is over only when there are no more photos to take and nothing left to sign."
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Dave Stubbs May 21
On this 40th anniversary of 's 1979 title, their fourth straight, a rewind to my 2016 whirlwind day to Newfoundland and back with Guy Lafleur via
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Dave Stubbs May 21
Guy viewed every one of his shifts as a blank canvas and he quite literally lifted fans out of their Forum seats when he picked up his brush. When he arrived with Habs, many expected him to be the next Rocket or Béliveau. Unreasonable, impossible. He did just fine as Lafleur.
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Dave Stubbs May 21
Fourth straight for on this night 40 years ago. A very different time; Montreal fans didn't so much hope for a 1970s springtime parade as they expected one
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Dave Stubbs May 21
On this night 40 years ago: win their fourth consecutive championship, beating in a five-game 1979 Final via
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Dave Stubbs May 20
Need a ruling from Kay Whitmore on the legality of that goalie stick...
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Dave Stubbs May 20
. in conversation, remembering the parades in 1974, on this day, and in 1975, with this story:
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