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02-22-2012, 06:26 AM
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Interesting read on Blake Geoffrion

I came across this blog this morning, and thought I'd pass it on. It gives a little bit of insight into Blake Geoffrion's approach to the game and to the trade to Montreal.

http://habsloyalist.blogspot.com/201...eneration.html

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I'm really excited to have Blake Geoffrion as a Hab, not because I think he will be as great as his grandfather or great grandfather but like mentioned in this article he will be one of the guys honoured and proud to be a HAB and put on that sweater. I really think he will be a very good 3rd line player and will work hard.

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I'm really excited to have Blake Geoffrion as a Hab, not because I think he will be as great as his grandfather or great grandfather but like mentioned in this article he will be one of the guys honoured and proud to be a HAB and put on that sweater. I really think he will be a very good 3rd line player and will work hard.
And that's a pretty important consideration. It's one that's too rare in the sport in general in any team. The team that has that attitude in its players is one that will be stronger for it.

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Why isnt he playing in the line-up.

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Why isnt he playing in the line-up.
Probably after the TD.

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Geoffrion is only a 3rd liner? If Darch is a top six player, then certainly Geoffrion is top line material then.

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I hope he becomes a good surprise...we need it.

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never underestimate the impact of "extra" motivation...

I'm excited to see what becomes of him as a hab.

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For the very few of you who had never heard of Leigh Anne's habsloyalist site before, bookmark this site. Easily one of the best Habs blog out there.

Been an avid reader since 2008, and it just keeps getting better (though she doesn't have as much time to post as before).

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A few years ago, my friend and I bought tickets from a scalper to go watch a Habs - Rangers game. More importantly, it was the night Bernie Geoffrion's jersey number was retired. Of course, Geoffrion had only died a few days earlier and it was one of the most emotional nights at the Bell Centre that I could remember. Such a bittersweet moment.

I hope Blake knows that none of us expect him to be his grandfather. But his last name is synonymous with Habs "royalty", and we'll be cheering him on from the second he steps on the Bell Centre ice. Welcome back to your home away from home. All the best of luck.


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"I promise I'll work my butt off every night, give my all and try my hardest to have half the grit my grandfather did."

Unlike Gomez, I get the feeling that Blake will live up to his word here, or die trying. Like Miller Time said, don't underestimate that intangible of "extra" motivation. Also having his father beside him - the first to go through the pressure of living up to the last name/legacy - is going to help a lot.

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Geoffrion is only a 3rd liner? If Darch is a top six player, then certainly Geoffrion is top line material then.
And if Darche wore an "A" with Pleks out of the line-up then Geoffrion would get the "C" if Gorges is out

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Geoffrion is only a 3rd liner? If Darch is a top six player, then certainly Geoffrion is top line material then.
Darche isn't a top six player. He's just very seductive.

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Geoffrion has 2 goals, 5 assists, 7 pts in 3 games with the Dogs. Recall him RIGHT NOW ! He will give everything for the logo on his jersey

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I've been pleased so far. He deserves to be in Montreal. He'll be in 5 days.

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Geoffrion has 2 goals, 5 assists, 7 pts in 3 games with the Dogs. Recall him RIGHT NOW ! He will give everything for the logo on his jersey
Let him win with the bulldogs. He'll just make it more difficult for the habs to tank

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A few years ago, my friend and I bought tickets from a scalper to go watch a Habs - Rangers game. More importantly, it was the night Bernie Geoffrion's jersey number was retired. Of course, Geoffrion had only died a few days earlier and it was one of the most emotional nights at the Bell Centre that I could remember. Such a bittersweet moment.

I hope Blake knows that none of us expect him to be his grandfather. But his last name is synonymous with Habs "royalty", and we'll be cheering him on from the second he steps on the Bell Centre ice. Welcome back to your home away from home. All the best of luck.
My memory could be off here, but didn't he die the day of the jersey retirement?

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Another 3 points last night. Puts his total to 7 points in 3 games. Looks like he really wants to make this thing work.

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A few years ago, my friend and I bought tickets from a scalper to go watch a Habs - Rangers game. More importantly, it was the night Bernie Geoffrion's jersey number was retired. Of course, Geoffrion had only died a few days earlier and it was one of the most emotional nights at the Bell Centre that I could remember. Such a bittersweet moment.

I hope Blake knows that none of us expect him to be his grandfather. But his last name is synonymous with Habs "royalty", and we'll be cheering him on from the second he steps on the Bell Centre ice. Welcome back to your home away from home. All the best of luck.
He died the same day as his jersey retirement if i remember, pretty heartbreaking

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I came across this blog this morning, and thought I'd pass it on. It gives a little bit of insight into Blake Geoffrion's approach to the game and to the trade to Montreal.

http://habsloyalist.blogspot.com/201...eneration.html
Thanks for sharing. Excellent read and a bit of a window into the man. To me, he does not have to live up to the family legacy. If he is a hard working, sometime goal scoring 3rd liner, I would be happy with that. The type of things he does on the ice is just as important to a team than the big scorer...imho...

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Another 3 points last night. Puts his total to 7 points in 3 games. Looks like he really wants to make this thing work.
Seems like it. I am very excited about this young man. However, we all have to be mindful that he is Blake, not Bernie and he will not join Montreal and set the opponent's goal on fire. He will be an honest, hard working guy, probably an eventual fixture on the 3rd line on a deep and talented team (Habs of the future).

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