Thursday, October 8, 2009

Will Habs fans try to remove Darcy Tuckers’ name from the new monument ?

The Montreal Canadiens will unveil a new monument Friday.

Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay, Canadiens president Pierre Boivin and ambassadors and representatives of the team will be on hand at 12:30 pm., at the Centennial Plaza, outside the Bell Centre. 

The new monument will list the names of every player who have played for the Canadiens in their first 100 years.

No word if Marc-André Fortier, the sculptor who created the monuments to Howie Morenz, Guy Lafleur, Maurice Richard and Jean Beliveau already in the plaza, was involved in the latest project.

Gotta wonder if Darcy Tucker’s name will be etched off, by fans, faster than Moses’ was by Pharoah from Egyptian records.

Again!, again!: Following their dismal performance against the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday, coach Jacques Martin had his team back on the General Motors Place ice for a morning practice with a series of hard skating drills and one-one-one workouts.

“It was an old-school bag skate,” said winger Mike Cammalleri. “Every year you get at least one. We needed it.”

“It’s a message that a coach has to send,” said goalie Carey Price. “We have to be working hard in games or we’re going to be working hard in practice.”

After he was left hung out to dry by his team, Price punched a hole in the dressing room wall after Wednesday’s game.

The 22-year-old did find a positive to the lopsided outcome.

“I don’t like getting scored on,” he said. “But as long as you’re not giving up bad goals, at least you can build on it.”

We’re number 9! :, whose TV network’s creative genius thought Striperella and Gary the Rat were shows capable of competing in a Thursday primetime slot, list Habs fans as the ninth-most annoying in pro sports. The author needs to get some more accurate facts though. Apparently, we’re all French!

On this day in Habs history: Tough guy John Ferguson made his NHL debut. Ferguson was in his first fight, with Ted Green, just twelve seconds into the game and later scored two goals and an assist against the Boston Bruins.

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