Monday, December 08, 2008

Guy contemplates likeness then goes for a smoke

In all the Sean Avery hubbub at the end of last week, we totally didn't mention the opening of the Habs *cough cash grab* Centennial Plaza. In addition to the Lafleur statue, there are likenesses of other Habs greats Morenz, Béliveau and The Rocket. Stéphane Lebeau is expected to be added next year.

There are also tributes to the 24 Cups and all the retired numbers, as well as all the bricks the fans bought for no apparent reason. Guy was overheard saying he looks forward to butting out smokes on people's bricks for years to come.

17 comments:

Panic Mode said...

Extra cheese with that statue?

d. said...
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d. said...

Hey, hey, no need to drag the good name of Stephane Lebeau into this. Dude had mad skillz and an aesthetically pleasing number to boot.

copyranter said...
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copyranter said...

sorry about that insensitive comment. Make that...I'm waiting for the Richard Sevigny "Guy Lafleur will have Gretzky in his back pocket" foot-in-mouth sculpture.

Habsfan10 said...

Wait, we're taking Richard Sevigny's brain-dead ramblings as gospel now? What exactly was the little moron supposed to do back in 1980, announce "sure, Guy has been the lynchpin of this franchise for the majority of the last wildly sucessful decade, but I have no confidence in his ability to win yet another scoring title against an admittedly uber-talented yet raw kid who was tearing up an inferior league"?

Hindsight is great and all, but nobody could say with utmost certainty that Gretzky was going to destroy the league record book like he did.

Wow, I took that reference to Guy and made it into something pretty quick. I need something stupid to happen so I can really rant.

copyranter said...

HF10: you're of course right: I was as stunned then as any Hab fan after that series. How bout a Steve Penney wishing well?

Limerick Dude said...

I'll not set foot on that "plaza" (i.e. ashtray) until 1 of 2 things happen!:

1) Kjell Dahlin (the real hero of the '86 cup) gets his statue, or,

2) I find, steal, beg or borrow enough money to make my way to Montreal to attend a Habs game.

I'm not sure which of this is more likely at this point in time.

Limerick Dude said...

edit: which of these

The Habs-Man said...

Is it just me or is that puck massive? Man, how did he score so many goals with a frisbee like that?!?

Do you think SK74 will get a statue after his latest incident?

gillis said...

All that talk of all these old players is getting me confused.

I came to the conclusion that the habs should trade to get Keith Tkachuk, put him on a line with Kovalev and voila!! we got Koval -chuk

Anonymous said...

Unless we get Tkavolev. He sucks.

Number31 said...

It's a very lovely plaza though. I went to see it the day after it opened with my father. Best brick there says "shoot da puck, score da goal".

Lostinleafland said...

chessy or not, at least the Habs have something to celebrate. I'm stuck in hogtown and it would be difficult to

a)find somewhere to put a plaza b/c of all the fuckin' condos
b) find any Leaf player worth putting in bronze that is still alive.
c)a bar worth visiting after you have gone to the plaza
d)enjoy the plaza b/c the place would be full of fuckin' Leaf fans.

The Olympics have an eternal flame. Centennial Plaza should have an eternal 'smoke' lit to honour Guy. Maybe a Peter Jackson or Rothman?

Bryan said...

need a statue of jan fucking bulis. nuff said.

Panic Mode said...

Mario Dumont just resigned.

So long asshole.

les_glorieux said...

I have yet to visit the plaza, but I'll say this. From the outside, the Bell Centre is one of the ugliest and most boring arenas in the league. I understand that this is because they were very restricted in the space they had and I would certainly choose location over style and price. Just look at the fucking embarrassment in Ottawa. Middle of nowhere.

Anyway, point being that at least they have something that gives a bit of history that died along with the Forum. And was subsequently raped by Pepsi, Futureshop, and Famous Players.

I will reserve judgment on the bricks until I visit.