Found February 21, 2012 on
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When Danny Geoffrion was growing up in Canada, playing junior hockey, he heard the comparisons, the whispers.
"'He's good, but he'll never be like his father,'" he said.
Such is the blessing and the curse of being born into one of hockey's most famous families. His father Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion is in the Hockey Hall of Fame, as is his grandfather, Howie Morenz. Both played for the NHL's most decorated franchise, the Montreal Canadiens.
Danny Geoffrion played 32 games for the Canadiens more than 30 years ago. He said the pressure of the market is "unexplainable," but sees it as a positive, motivating force.
Last Friday, his son Blake was traded to Montreal in a deal that sent defenseman Hal Gill to the Predators and so Blake will soon learn first-hand what it is like to play in the crucible that is Montreal while doing so with the burden -- or blessing -- of a famous surname.
Blake Geoffrion reported to the Canadiens...
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Before Sunday's NHL game in Montreal, the Canadiens paid tribute to former Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter, who passed away Thursday at the age of 57. Carter was the first player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame with the Montreal Expos logo on his cap.
The Bell Centre went dark and still pictures of Gary Carter were shown on the ice as the PA announcer summarized...
Back from six days away and without internet access almost the entire time. A few quick things to catch up on:
- Pierre Gauthier made a great deal with Nashville. Getting two young players along with a 2nd, let alone a Geoffrion who could be motivated by the legacy of being the fourth generation to play in Montreal, was more than I felt the Canadiens would get for Hal Gill. Geoffrion...
NBC Sports Network has some issues on more than just the ratings front. One of their biggest programming hits thus far is live hockey games, and they generally have done a pretty good job thus far with those broadcasts, but there was a notably questionable decision Sunday night on their coverage of the Montreal Canadiens - New Jersey Devils game. The Canadiens started with a moving...
Slow starts have plagued the Montreal Canadiens recently, and put their playoff hopes in peril.
Ryan Garbutt scored his first NHL goal and Kari Lehtonen made 31 saves as the Dallas Stars blanked the Canadiens 3-0 on Tuesday night.
''We're looking for a lot of energy to start the game, and keep things real simple and throw a lot of pucks at the net,'' Canadiens...
Dallas Stars (29-26-4, 62 points – 10th, Western Conference)
at Montreal Canadiens (24-26-10, 58 points – 13th, Eastern Confe...
The Dallas Stars will try to win their first game in Montreal in nearly a decade, as they visit the Canadiens for tonight's interconference clash at the Bell Centre.