Manny Malhotra in a Canadiens (practice) jersey
I’m heading to Montreal this weekend. Are the Habs going to be practising at the Bell Centre this weekend? If they are, can I go see them (do I need to pay? do I need to bring ID? do I need to the triple low-5 with a security guard?)?
Yeah, he [Carey Price] should be here. I told him to come, but you know Pricey’s a team guy – he didn’t want to come. Listen, it’s a team effort but without Carey Price tonight, I don’t even know if we’re in the game. Carey Price stood on his head and gave us a chance. In my opinion, he’s the best goalie in the world.
Legends: Jean Béliveau, Montreal Canadiens. There are an astonishing number of legendary players in the Montreal Canadiens long history including Henri and Maurice Richard, Guy Lafleur, and Howie Morenz. Jean Béliveau has his name all over Habs history and the NHL’s biggest prize.
Béliveau, the longest-serving captain in Canadiens history (tied with Saku Koivu) has his name on the Stanley Cup 17 times (10 times as a player, 7 as management) more than any other individual in history. Béliveau played from 1950-1971 and finished with 1219 points (507 goals, 712 assists) in 1125 games. To this day, he is 2nd in all-time scoring for the Habs. He was also the first player to win the Conn Smythe award for playoff MVP in 1965, becoming the only captain to score the Cup-winning goal and receive the Conn Smythe in the same night.