Wednesday, 8 November 2017

A work of art

If you've been following this blog for any amount of time, you will know that I have long bemoaned the fact that McFarlane Toys never chose Guy as the subject of one of their hockey figurines.  However, there are customizers out there who take existing figurines and make them into whatever players they choose.

Hockeycustoms is one such customizer.  I discovered on Twitter recently that they made a figurine of Carbo!  With permission, I'm featuring the figurine here.  As stated on the Facebook page, "For this custom of former Canadiens captain Guy Carbonneau I used a McFarlane series 4 [Brendan] Shanahan figure as the base and did a straight repaint, only adding a visor." 







(image source:  Facebook/Hockeycustoms, used with permission)

What I can't get over with this figure is the detail.  Even Guy's signature CCM Tacks skates are perfect, as is the Victoriaville stick that he used during this era.  

Do check this customizer out, their Facebook page features many other amazing figurines and they do awesome work!

Sunday, 23 July 2017

A gem for my collection

It's been a LONG time since I've posted anything collecting-related, but this warrants it.  I've more or less gotten to the point in Carbo collecting where there isn't much I haven't seen before, and all the stuff that's been coming up in sports memorabilia auctions of late has been too rich for my blood, alas.  Thus, it takes something really special to pique my interest.  

I have two of Guy's sticks from early in his career, during his time with the Canadiens, and I've always wanted a stick from later on in his career.  For some reason I was surfing eBay recently and I found a gem of a stick -- used in his second-to-last NHL game, which would have been Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals series against the New Jersey Devils on June 8, 2000.  The seller obtained the stick directly from Guy after the game in New Jersey.  After pondering it for a bit, I sent a "best offer" in to the seller, who accepted!

Here are some photos of my new acquisition:







(Source for images:  eBay/kruze69, used with permission)

Upon closer view of the stick in the photo of Guy, you can see that the very tip of the blade has a chip in the paint:




Overall, I am extremely happy!  I want to thank Jerry, the seller, for being so easy to work with.  The stick has a good home and I cherish it.

I hope all of you are having a fantastic summer!

Sunday, 15 January 2017

More of Guy's things hit the auction block: recap

First of all, I owe a HUGE apology to you, my readers.  This auction flew completely under my radar and I didn't know about it until bidding was closed.  Had I known about it, of course I would have posted about it here.  However, I would be remiss if I didn't make a post about it even if it is a recap.

Guy recently sold some memorabilia at gamewornauctions.net, the most notable item being his Dallas Stars 1999 Stanley Cup Finals jersey, the one worn in Buffalo when Dallas captured the Cup.  


(image source:  gamewornauctions.net)

Here are the Carbonneau items in the auction:









Congratulations to the winning bidders!  (I sure am jealous of whoever got those skates.)

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Guy tries his hand at reffing

Well, sort of.

To celebrate the new Canadiens season, Guy teamed up with legendary Habs organist Diane Bibeau and Toronto punk band F*cked Up for a music video for Red Bull Music Academy.  As a referee.  Go figure!  


Enjoy!

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Rubbing elbows with world leaders

This week Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang for trade talks, which included a visit to the Bell Centre on Friday to check out Trudeau's favorite hockey team.

The two leaders met with Guy as well as fellow Habs alumni Yvan Cournoyer, Francis Bouillon, Mathieu Dandenault, Patrice Brisebois, and Gaston Gingras.  Also, they took a tour of the team's dressing room.  Following the tour, Trudeau and Li watched Montreal-area children of Chinese descent play a game on the Bell Centre ice.  (link)


(image source:  Twitter/CanadiensMTL)


(image source:  Twitter/JustinTrudeau)

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Guy on Kirk Muller's re-hiring by the Habs

Interviewed by the Montreal Gazette, Guy recently had some kind words about Kirk Muller, who has just been re-hired by the Montreal Canadiens as an assistant coach.  Muller was originally hired as an assistant coach by Carbo when he took over as head coach of the Habs in 2006.


This video was shot at a Pro-Am tournament in Brossard, QC to support Alzheimer's research.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Guy's '93 Finals jersey hits the auction block

Classic Auctions is doing another auction and this time, Guy's red Canadiens jersey from the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals is up for bids.  This jersey was worn during games 3 and 4 of the series in Los Angeles.  Typical of Guy's game-worn jerseys, there is wear on the sleeves.  The current bid on the jersey is $1,302.  The auction ends on June 14 at 9:00 PM EDT.  To view and bid on the jersey, click here