Monday, 22 February 2021

A home for my skates (finally); Carbo on Cameo

 Long time, no post!  Nursing school has taken over my life.  Hopefully I will get to post more often.

I have had my Carbo rookie game-worn skates for 12 years, and during that time I could never figure out the proper way to display them.  As a result I have had them in a box in my closet for the longest time which is an absolute crime because they are such a treasure.  Lately I started looking into display cases and found one from Michaels.  I took the plunge yesterday and am glad I did!  The display case I chose has a mirrored back and the skates fit in it perfectly.  Finally, my skates have a home.

The other newsworthy thing in this post (even though the skates are probably only newsworthy to me) is that Guy has recently joined the popular service Cameo, in which you can request customized video messages from favorite celebrities.  You can view his profile and request a message here.

Monday, 16 December 2019

Guy honored by Dallas

On Friday evening Guy, along with former Stars teammate Sergei Zubov, were honored by the Stars before their game against the Vegas Golden Knights for their recent inductions to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Commemorative posters were given out to the first 5,000 fans.

(image source:  eBay)

Here are a few photos of the ceremony.

(image source:  Facebook/DallasStars)

Video of the pre-game ceremony is available here and a brief interview with Guy prior to the ceremony is available here.

Monday, 9 December 2019

Fan mail

I have a big Rubbermaid bin in my bedroom closet that is full of photos and mementos.  One day a few weeks ago I was going through it and I found a beautiful photo of Guy, a black and white of him on the faceoff.  And I thought, wouldn't it be cool if I could somehow get Guy to sign it?

(The photo in question.  I don't remember where I got it from.)

So I typed up a letter and sent it and the photo off to RDS, where Guy works as an on-air analyst.  Fifteen days later (yes, I kept count), I received this.

(Yes, my full first name is Lisa-Marie.  No, my parents are not Elvis fans.)

How cool is that!  What an absolute class act Carbo is.  I love that he also signed it at the bottom "HOF 19."  In the letter I wrote to Guy, I congratulated him on his induction and also talked about how annoyed I used to get every June when he got passed over.

Here is the address I used, if anyone else wants to send Guy some fan mail.

Guy Carbonneau
1755 Boul. Rene-Levesque Est
Bureau 300
Montreal, QC  H2K 4P6

If requesting an autograph, be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

The signed photo is now framed on my wall and I couldn't be happier.  Merci, Guy.  You are the best.

Monday, 2 December 2019

Guy honored at Quebec's National Assembly; also, Nick Cousins shows his appreciation

Last Wednesday, Guy was honored by Quebec's National Assembly with a rousing round of applause.  Marquette Member of National Assembly Enrico Ciccone -- also a Habs alumnus -- invited Guy to the Assembly to receive the honor.  

Said Ciccone, 

"Guy has not only had an exemplary professional career, but he is also an exceptional guy who is appreciated by everyone. He was the idol for many young people in Quebec because of his talent and determination. I am very proud that he accepted my invitation to come to the National Assembly so that we can highlight his contribution to Quebec society." (link)

(image source:  Twitter/@EnricoCiccone)

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It was a no-brainer for current Habs player Nick Cousins -- who, like Guy, wears number 21 -- when it came time to decide which past Habs captain to play tribute to at the Captains Reunion on December 3.

"It was cool to see him the other night, going to the Hall of Fame. He played here for [13] years. He was a great player. He won three Selke Trophies," said Cousins.  "He's a legend in Montreal Canadiens history."  (link)

(image source:

Thursday, 21 November 2019

The Habs honor Guy

This most eventful week for me, as a Carbo fan, has resulted in one of the most hilarious photos of Guy I have ever seen.

(image source:  Twitter/@Dave_Stubbs)

Per's Dave Stubbs on Twitter:  "I haven't fought in 30 years and I'm stuck in the tie-down strap!" Carbo laughed.

The Montreal Canadiens honored Guy before last night's game, adding his portrait to the Bell Centre's Ring of Honor.  The entire pregame ceremony is available on the Habs' official website here.  Additionally, Guy was mic'd up for the ceremony and video of that is also available here.  Unfortunately, my Ottawa Senators rained on Carbo's parade, beating the Canadiens 2-1.

This has been an incredible week.  Congratulations again, Guy.  It is so very well deserved, and thank you for continuing to be such an inspiration to me.  You are my hero.

Finally, I want to give a special shout-out to my friend Kit for being my Twitter eyes and ears this week and tweeting me all things Carbo.  Thank you so much!

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Another of Guy's jerseys hits the auction block

(image source:'s current auction has a Carbo game-worn jersey up for bids.  It is a road Dallas Stars gamer from the 1999-2000 season (the final season of Guy's career).  It is a 1st set jersey and has a lot of game wear.  It comes with a Dallas Stars team letter.

The current bid is $322.10 USD and the auction closes on December 6 at 10:00 PM EDT.  It will be interesting to see what this jersey goes for with Guy now in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

You can find the jersey here

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Video of Guy's HHOF acceptance speech, among other things

Guy shows off his HHOF ring next to his plaque.  (Image source:  Twitter/@DallasStars) has posted video of Guy's acceptance speech from last night.  You can find it here.

In addition, Dave Stubbs of spoke to many of Carbo's peers prior to the HHOF induction.  He has posted a round-up of those comments here.

Finally, the HHOF official website has posted many photos of the weekend's festivities.  Those galleries can be found here.

On a personal note, was Guy's HHOF induction worth my 12-year wait?  (Not as long as Guy had to wait, mind you!)  The answer is yes.  Absolutely yes.