Originally posted on Beer Mug Sports  |  Last updated 2/19/12

The Canadiens paid homage to Montreal icon Gary Carter on Sunday, as each member of the Habs sported the No. 8 during warm-ups before Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Devils at the Bell Centre. 

Carter, who passed away on Thursday at 57 after battling brain cancer played for the Expos from 1974-84, and made seven of his eleven All-Star appearances for the Expos.  After playing for the Mets, Giants and Dodgers he returned to Montreal for his final season in the Majors in 1992 before becoming the first player to don the Expos cap on a Hall of Fame plaque in 2003.

Kudos to the Habs -- A classy move by a classy organization. 

The loss of Carter was also felt in New York, where all signs point to the Mets wearing a patch on their jerseys to honor Carter in 2012. The Big Apple paid homage to "The Kid" on Friday night as the Empire State building was lit in Orange and Blue. The tribute was announced on the Empire State Building Observatory's twitter page.

 

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