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02-01-2007, 12:50 PM
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Vladislav Tretiak & the Canadiens

In a Canadian Press interview recently, Tretiak reminisced about his ‘relationship’ to the Montreal Canadiens. He talked about his 1st game at the Forum in the 1972 Summit Series. But, most importantly, he talked about the fact that he had hoped to come over and play for the Canadiens after the 1984 Olympics. (He was selected by the Canadiens in round 7 (#138 overall) in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft.) He was sorely disappointed because the “stupid” government of the former Soviet Socialist Union wouldn’t let him go.

Now, he says he has a 10-year old grandson, Maxim, who plays hockey in the Russian minor hockey system and his dream is that his son, one day, plays for the Canadiens.

I don’t know if he said that because of the occasion (the ceremony for the retirement of Dryden’s number) and location (Montreal) but, if it’s true, it certainly shows how much of an impact our team and the ‘community' surrounding it has had on him.


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