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Got drunk with Doug Gilmour and Todd Gill (I went to highschool with Todd Gill) after a golf tournament.

Of course both were Maple Leafs at the time but who was I to argue and Gilmour eventually came over to the side of light and virtue.

Met Larry Robinson at a local mall here in Ottawa. He was coaching the Kings (I think) at the time and he was passing some time before his team met the Senators that night. I did not bother him except to shake his hand, to tell him how much of a Habs fan I am and how I used to enjoy watching him play for the Brockville Braves when I was just a youngster.

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I met Ken Dryden at the Ottawa (YOW) airport and hung out with him for about 10 min we talked about current and past Habs teams (he likes our current team and loves Price) We also discussed the Leafs and why they suck (ownership). I've also met Gino Odjick and Mike Keane in the airport as well. I've also met Gary Roberts, Ron Maclean and Don Cherry ( I ticked him off because I teased about the Scott Thompson kiss. Rom Mac. laughed his butt off.)

I met Ken Dryden at the Ottawa (YOW) airport and hung out with him for about 10 min we talked about current and past Habs teams (he likes our current team and loves Price) We also discussed the Leafs and why they suck (ownership). I've also met Gino Odjick and Mike Keane in the airport as well. I've also met Gary Roberts, Ron Maclean and Don Cherry ( I ticked him off because I teased about the Scott Thompson kiss. Rom Mac. laughed his butt off.)

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I met Ken Dryden at the Ottawa (YOW) airport and hung out with him for about 10 min we talked about current and past Habs teams (he likes our current team and loves Price) We also discussed the Leafs and why they suck (ownership). I've also met Gino Odjick and Mike Keane in the airport as well. I've also met Gary Roberts, Ron Maclean and Don Cherry ( I ticked him off because I teased about the Scott Thompson kiss. Rom Mac. laughed his butt off.)

I met Ken Dryden at the Ottawa (YOW) airport and hung out with him for about 10 min we talked about current and past Habs teams (he likes our current team and loves Price) We also discussed the Leafs and why they suck (ownership). I've also met Gino Odjick and Mike Keane in the airport as well. I've also met Gary Roberts, Ron Maclean and Don Cherry ( I ticked him off because I teased about the Scott Thompson kiss. Rom Mac. laughed his butt off.)

Awesome to meet all those guys once!!! Twice is unbelievable :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Can't say that I've had the pleasure of meeting any current players but back when I was 16, I had a once in a lifetime kinda thing, for a Habs fan, especially.

I had the priviledge of meeting some of Montreal's greatest to ever wear the red, white and blue of the Montreal Canadiens at an Greatest Legends of Hockey game at what now is the Dave Andreychuk Arena in Hamilton, back in 1992.

I got to meet Yvon Lambert, Jean-Guy Talbot, Steve Shutt, and most memorably, Maurice "Rocket" Richard, who was the guest referee of the game between the Legends and RCMP All-Stars. Paul Henderson, who scored that iconic goal from the 72 Summit Series, was also there as well.

I still have the game program with all the autographs as well as an autographed picture of the Rocket from that game.

What made it so special for me, especially at that time, I was stuck on crutches, having just torn my MCL a couple of weeks prior to the game. So there I was, hobbling around awestruck, meeting these hockey heroes. Truly a moment in my life that will always be cherished.

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I was up to Montreal in March of 07 for a couple of games at the end of the season when i was walking through the mall and i met Sheldon Souray at one of the jewelry stores i stopped and said hi he was really a down to earth guy i spoke with him for about 15 minutes and he signed an autograph for my son and got a picture and away we went.Then the very next day same mall i met Guillame Lantedresse at a sports store signing autographs and went up and got his.He didn't have time to talk he was really busy.

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Can't say that I've had the pleasure of meeting any current players but back when I was 16, I had a once in a lifetime kinda thing, for a Habs fan, especially.

I had the priviledge of meeting some of Montreal's greatest to ever wear the red, white and blue of the Montreal Canadiens at an Greatest Legends of Hockey game at what now is the Dave Andreychuk Arena in Hamilton, back in 1992.

I got to meet Yvon Lambert, Jean-Guy Talbot, Steve Shutt, and most memorably, Maurice "Rocket" Richard, who was the guest referee of the game between the Legends and RCMP All-Stars. Paul Henderson, who scored that iconic goal from the 72 Summit Series, was also there as well.

I still have the game program with all the autographs as well as an autographed picture of the Rocket from that game.

What made it so special for me, especially at that time, I was stuck on crutches, having just torn my MCL a couple of weeks prior to the game. So there I was, hobbling around awestruck, meeting these hockey heroes. Truly a moment in my life that will always be cherished.

Cool The Rocket That's once in a lifetime

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April 2007 - when Mtl player TO in TO, my son and I went to the hotel where the Habs were staying and K Muller told us (after autographing my kids jersey) that the players would be boarding the bus at 5 pm. My son was not allowed to ask for autographs inside the hotel so he was outside near the bus and getting the autographs. My kid got his Habs jersey autographed by 1/3 of the team.

The story gets better, During the warm up at the ACC, a security guard handed my son a used Sheldon Souray stick!!!

But he still cried on his way home!!!! TO won and we did not make the playoffs!!!!

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Quite off topic, but hey weren't you in an article in Beckett magazine?

That's me. Al Muir (editor) really chopped up the article. I could hardly blame him. When I started writing it, it ended up being almost 3 pages long. :lol:

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its been a while ago, but i mean, really, a whiiiile, ago, i used to live in ste-catherine, on the rive sud when i was younger..

And i also used to go to school, with Guillaume Latendresse, and he wasnt always nice to me haha!

But anyway, its just really funny when i still see him with his hair all messed up, cuz it was the same, when we were at highschool!

(sorry my english suck)

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I was at a mall somewhere in Montreal, off the main island I know that much, anyway I was walking through the food court and I lifted my head up and there staring me right in the face was Guillame Latendresse, my eyes nearly popped out of skull, being from newfoundland seeing Ryder at an Irving station was the only other time I had saw an nhl player. So I gathered up the nerves to go over and ask for a autograph, him and his friend we're just there chilling out and me and some of my friends kind of congratulated him on the last game he played and stuff it was awesome. the autograph is framed in my bedroom in the frame I was given for a picture that was supposed to be of me and my grad date . Good times

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its been a while ago, but i mean, really, a whiiiile, ago, i used to live in ste-catherine, on the rive sud when i was younger..

And i also used to go to school, with Guillaume Latendresse, and he wasnt always nice to me haha!

But anyway, its just really funny when i still see him with his hair all messed up, cuz it was the same, when we were at highschool!

(sorry my english suck)

Your English is fine. ;) One thing is for sure I would not be cheering him on if he wasn't very nice to me in high school. :lol:

:angry::mellow:

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I met Streit 2 years ago at a beach party of some of Swiss Hockey National Team friends. :-) Good guy, extremely down to earth. I hope he comes this year too - if yes: I'll post some photos of course.

that's cool. He is the nicest guy (player) anyone would ever want to meet. Last time I met him was at the Habs blood drive this season (signed my STREIT shirt).

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Was in Denver back in 78. Got to the rink early and noticed a group of the Hab players who were not dressing for the game, sitting together so i wondered over and introduced myself and sat with them for a chat . Pierre larouche, Cam Conner, Dave Orlesky, got them to sign my program. I then noticed Scotty Bowman all by his lonesome, reading a line up sheet and eating peanuts , got him to sign the program also. Sill have the program. The game ended in a 3-3 tie .

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I actually haven't had too much luck with Habs players as far as meeting them goes.

I met Carbs, when he was playing for Dallas, he was doing an autograph signing...he was a great guy.

I met Theo when I went to a game in Buffalo, I thought he'd be arrogant, but he wasn't.

I ran into Claude Jullian, before his coaching the Habs days, when he was coaching the Bulldogs at a Tim Hortins, but he was really friendly and chatted about the Bulldogs with me.

I've me Corey Locke and Chip...

And that takes care of it for Habs players, I believe.

However, I met Mikko and got my pic taken with him in October, I've never met Saku but I hear he's a great guy and so is Mikko, very down to earth and funny.

I also briefly met Sheldon Souray.

But on a side note from Habs players, my cousin is good friends with Marty McSourly, so I've hung out with him quite a bit since his post-NHL days and I used to babysit Nathan Horton, from the Panthers.

its been a while ago, but i mean, really, a whiiiile, ago, i used to live in ste-catherine, on the rive sud when i was younger..

And i also used to go to school, with Guillaume Latendresse, and he wasnt always nice to me haha!

But anyway, its just really funny when i still see him with his hair all messed up, cuz it was the same, when we were at highschool!

(sorry my english suck)

That really doesn't surprise me. I've heard from a few people who have met him that he wasn't that nice to them.

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On March the 11, when the Canadiens beat the Devils 4-0, we were sitting in the seats,just taking in the experience,most people were already leaving,i noticed a lineup, so i thought i go check it out, it was a lineup for Jean Beliveau, he was signing autographs,i got him to sign my jersey and sign our tickets, i wont never forget that moment, meeting probably the greatest Hab ever

Also a day before that, me and my dad went on a tour of the Bell Centre, then as we were be the Canadiens locker room, out comes Steve Begin and Tom Kostopoulos, i got a pcture taken with Steve Begin, shook his hand, he actually had soft hands for a gritty person,ahaha,then they went on their way,that was a trip to remember.

I also drank with a old guy in Thunder Bay, Ontario who claimed to be a Montreal Canadiens in 1970 season, dont know if i want to believe him or not, but i asked a couple people and they said that he did, but i dont know,ahaha,

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I got to play 18 holes with Randy McKay a few years ago. He was a part owner in a golf club that I had worked at for a few seasons. Randy is an excellent person who I have since met on a few other occassions. For such a big guy, he has the softest voice I have ever heard. I still see his father quite often and just golfed with him last week.

Three years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Guy Lafleur. I waited and was the first person in line when he visited the casino I work at in Ottawa. I shook his hand took a couple of pictures and got two autographs. Guy was excellent and very down to earth. He made small talk with me for a couple of minutes and made me feel as though we were best friends.

On a side note, for those of you who may be interested, it is unbelievable to see the number of Habs fans in Ottawa. I have maintained season tickets to the Senators with the sole purpose of going to see the Habs play in Ottawa. The rink is almost always comprised of at least 50% Montreal fans. When the team moved to the second round this year I saw more Habs car flags in this city then Sens flags!

I have since discontinued my Sens tickets as I was fortunate enough to get Canadiens season tickets two years ago. For me, I would rather drive more then 2 hours each way to Montreal to see my team, then drive 20 minutes to Scotia Bank to watch the Sens.

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I didn't really meet Jean Beliveau but he sent me a nice thank you note once.

Jean Beliveau

And My personal favourite Dickie Moore

Are those Beliveau cards some of your customizing??? If so nice! What is "EAL" from?

Both those players are very classy....I've been lucky to meet both!!! (Dickie Moore after game 5 against Boston.......and he was on the ticket that night!!!!)

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