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Canadiens to retire Guy Lapointe's No. 5 jersey

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07-06-2014, 03:06 AM
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Saku Koivu is not even in the discussion if we forget that he's recent news.As for Chelios , he didn't play enough here.

Possible candidates would be Aurel Joliat , Toe Blake , J.C. Tremblay , Jacque Laperriere , Tom Johnson and George Vezina.

Also worthy to note that in the current line-up , Subban and Price COULD have this honor if they manage to win a cup or at least have a load of great playoff runs and a long career in Montreal.
You don't think Hainsworth is worthy? I realize that his number has likely been retired, but is he not worthy of honouring?

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Saku Koivu is not even in the discussion if we forget that he's recent news.As for Chelios , he didn't play enough here.

Possible candidates would be Aurel Joliat , Toe Blake , J.C. Tremblay , Jacque Laperriere , Tom Johnson and George Vezina.

Also worthy to note that in the current line-up , Subban and Price COULD have this honor if they manage to win a cup or at least have a load of great playoff runs and a long career in Montreal.
If memory serves...he was on the ice with Beliveau, wearing his #4 when #4 was retired. I believed at the time he was being honoured as well.

Here he is some 10 + years later (about 30 years ago)

You can tell why he starred in the league at 140 lb....



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Wendel Clark's number wasn't retired.

And quite frankly I think it's a little overkill that the Habs have so many retired numbers. They should demand the highest pinnacle of excellence. Making the Hall of Fame shouldn't be sufficient as a standard for an organization with such a successful, illustrious past.

For instance, former players such as Bob Gainey having their numbers retired? That's lowering the bar far too low IMO.
Right, Clark's number is honoured though, which is pretty much the same sentiment.

What is the argument against Gainey's number being retired? He is one of the greatest defensive forwards of all-time.

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If memory serves...he was on the ice with Beliveau, wearing his #4 when #4 was retired. I believed at the time he was being honoured as well.

Here he is some 10 + years later (about 30 years ago)

You can tell why he starred in the league at 140 lb....

I hope this is not a stupid question, but did Joliat fall down on purpose those two times?

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I hope this is not a stupid question, but did Joliat fall down on purpose those two times?
Dont believe so, no. And good for him, at that age, game and as spry as ever. Proud. "So what" attitude. Pretty cool.

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I felt bad for him after the first fall. But after the second fall, I thought he fell on purpose because he skated right into the red carpet.

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He was trying to draw a tripping penalty, I think.

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