Is this number a curse or something? Our last two #20 have only lasted one year in Montreal (Johnson, Smolinski) and the other #20 (Zednik) left Montreal and never recovered and even suffered a life-threatening injury. I hope for Lang it's not a curse!
Jean Beliveau wore #20 in 1951 and our current head coach himself wore the number in 1981. Both, however, appear to have changed numbers at some point in the season. So all that need happen is to change his number mid season and we are all good!