Browsing All posts tagged under »Montreal Canadiens«

November 1, 1959 – The Day that Changed the Game

July 14, 2012 by


  The Montreal Canadiens’ goalie, Jacque Plante was hit in the face by New York Rangers’ Andy Bathgate’s shot on goal. Plante required 14 stitches in his face that was cut from his upper lip all the way through his nostril. The game was stopped for 1 hour so that he could get stitches in […]

Memories of Hockey on Radio and TV

March 21, 2012 by


I was watching the game last night. It became overwhelming at one point and I had to leave. I went outside to have a cigarette and regain my composure. I could still hear Bob Miller and Jim Fox calling the game. It was like I was back in the 1940’s listening to the game on the […]

Kings vs Canadiens – A Dilemma

December 4, 2011 by


I sat down to watch the game yesterday between the Kings and the Canadiens with mixed emotions. Being a Montrealer I was excited about the prospect of seeing my old team play. But at the same time, I have fallen in love with the Kings. What a dilemma! But that dilemma only lasted for a […]

Game Preview – Kings vs Montreal

December 3, 2011 by


Bernier is in net today against Montreal in our only meeting this season. Can you tell Bernier was born in Montreal? The Kings are without Mike Richards today who leads the team with 11 goals. He was hit in the head by Florida’s Bergenheim Thursday night and went on the injured-reserve list with an upper-body […]

There is only One reason to wear another team’s jersey to the game…

December 3, 2011 by


and that is because you are on a mission flying around North American following your team to all 30 arenas. Or if you are the Royal Half following the Kings to Europe. Then you can wear your King’s jersey in another team’s home. If you have read this blog before, you probably know how I […]

Last Night’s game – Kings beat the Panthers

December 2, 2011 by


First of all, I would like to know how a Florida team got the name “Panthers”. That’s just weird. But I did enjoy the game, mainly because the Kings won. The first period was fast paced and it was a joy to see the team really playing together. Even Brown let go of the puck. […]

Transplanting a Canadiens Fan

October 4, 2011 by


When I came to California from Montreal in 1964, we were still rooting for the Canadiens. It never occurred to us that L.A. would ever have a franchised hockey team. It was difficult to talk to anybody about hockey because there were not enough people interested. Jack Kent Cooke started the franchise in 1966 and […]


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