Monday, 4 May 2015

Guy on Montreal's playoff chances

The Montreal Canadiens are currently in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against Tampa Bay.  Guy was asked by Sportsnet about his former team's chances, and here's what he had to say:

I always say in the playoffs it’s goaltending and defence that wins. There’s nobody left in the playoffs as good as Carey [Price], but you never know. Every time you win a series, it just gets harder. I expect this to be a really good series. Tampa is a team that can score a lot of goals. Not as good defensively as the Canadiens, though. [Ben] Bishop just won his first series in the NHL on Wednesday.
It’s hard to say who Carey reminds me of. Every goalie has their own little things. Patrick [Roy] came in not as well announced as Carey. There was no question Carey was going to be a star, and he proved at the Olympics he was part of the elite. Now he’s just carried that on to this season. From Day 1, you saw he had something.
Montreal is not a team that scores a lot of goals—they’ve been that way all year. They rely on defence and goaltending, and that’s not going to change. No one guy is going to score eight or nine in a series. Especially against a quick team like Tampa with so many skilled players who like to carry the puck and make plays, they’ll have to rely on defence. Their concentration will have to be strong, and Carey will have to be really good.
I’m kinda torn. I want the Canadiens to win but my son-in-law, Brenden Morrow, plays for Tampa. I’m going to Montreal. The only game I’ll miss live is [Game 1]. I’ll be here in Toronto, but after that I’ll be watching live. Tampa has done well against the Canadiens all year, so they’re definitely approaching this series with a lot of confidence, but playoffs is a whole different season.

(source)

Hope all of you are enjoying the playoffs!

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Belated roundup

Guy was present at the Hockey Day in Canada celebrations last week in Halifax.  Here are a few photos.


Hugging ecstatic fan Kim Richard of Dartmouth.  (source)


Signing a fan's jersey.  (source:  Twitter/VulgarViking)

At the Q&A for Hockey Day in Canada, Carbo also revealed that his first words learned in English, as a Nova Scotia Voyageur newly arrived in Halifax, were "I'll have what he's having."  Clearly a man with his priorities in order!

Here is an audio interview Guy did a few weeks ago with a radio station in Kingston, Ontario, prior to his appearance at Kingston's FebFest.  Additionally, here is Guy speaking with Sportsnet about the Montreal Canadiens' current fortunes.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Memorabilia from Guy's own collection hits the auction block

The online auction house Classic Auctions is currently holding its Winter 2015 auction, and some of Guy's things are up for bids.  Some amazing stuff here.  I've linked the auctions below.








Additionally, a game-issued jersey with game-used stick are up for bids.  Bidding closes on February 24 at 10:00 PM EST.  

To end this post, here is a recent photo of Guy high-fiveing a children's choir from the recent "Habs vs. Hab-Nots" game in Owen Sound, Ontario.


Saturday, 17 January 2015

Carbo in Kingston, and poker

A brief update:

Guy will be making a visit to Kingston, Ontario for Feb Fest, which takes place from February 5 to February 8 in downtown Kingston, where he will be signing autographs. (source)

Also, there's this video from Conan Foods from the Royale Invitational Poker Tour 2014, which features Guy.

Enjoy, until next time!

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Photo flashback; also, another case for Guy in the Hall

Montreal Gazette photographer John Mahoney recently Instagrammed this vintage photo of Carbo and Joe Sakic:


(source:  Instagram/johnmahoney58)

Also, an endorsement for Guy in the Hockey Hall of Fame has come from the unlikeliest of sources, the Los Angeles Times.  On a story about players who should be in the halls of fame for their respective sports, Carbo tops the list for hockey:

Guy Carbonneau: A three-time winner of the Selke Award as the NHL's best defensive forward, but perhaps Hall of Fame member Brett Hull said it best about Carbonneau in an interview with Times columnist Helene Elliott, herself a hockey Hall of Fame member: "I think at some point they've got to take a look at a Guy Carbonneau and look at his body of work without the numbers and look at what he did as a defensive centerman and a leader and a Stanley Cup winner and numerous Selke awards. At some point, they've got to start putting some players like Guy Carbonneau into the Hall of Fame. So what, they don't have 500 goals. But without them, you don't win championships."
(source)

Also, blog reader Tyler has solved the mystery of the strange video featured in the previous post:  It's a joking reference to the Carbonneau Commission, a corruption trial in Montreal.  Merci, Tyler!

Happy New Year!

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Carbo on Jean Beliveau; also, a strange video and a banana bread recipe

Habs icon Jean Beliveau passed away this week at the age of 83.  Guy did an interview with TSN Radio in which he talks about Beliveau's influence on his career.  You can find it here.

Here is a strange little video from RDS.  It's in French so I can't make heads or tails of what's going on, but Guy is dressed as a judge so it's certainly odd.  (If any of my Francophone readers would like to clue me in on what the video is about, it would be much appreciated.)  


And finally, here is something I meant to post long ago and just recently found again.  The recipe for Guy's favorite banana bread (from his wife Line) has surfaced on the Internet.  Here it is!

That's all for now -- but as one final note that has nothing to do with Carbo, this Sens fan would like to congratulate Daniel Alfredsson on a spectacular career and also to wish him a very happy retirement.  Thank you for your years of hockey and for your service to our community.  You're the best!

Friday, 28 November 2014

Photo flashback; plus Hall of Fame and alumni news

Our intrepid photo-finder Erik sends along this photo of Guy, circa 1970's when he captained the Chicoutimi Sagueneens:


I don't know how he finds these photos, but I'm sure glad he does!

The Hockey Hall of Fame's induction weekend was held recently and Guy's former teammate Mike Modano was among the inductees.  Modano feels that Guy should next get the nod:

“Look at Guy Carbonneau — played a long time, won the Selke, won the Stanley Cup. "  (source)
As do Brett Hull, Ed Belfour, and Joe Nieuwendyk.  Hull is quoted here:
"I think at some point they've got to take a look at Guy Carbonneau and look at his body of work without the numbers and look at what he did as a defensive centerman and a leader and a Stanley Cup winner and numerous Selke awards," Hull said. "At some point, they've got to start putting some players like Guy Carbonneau into the Hall of Fame. So what, they don't have 500 goals. But without them, you don't win championships."  (source)
On to some alumni news now.  The CN Canadiens Alumni Challenge was held recently in Montreal.  This was the tenth edition of the challenge and it raised $398,555 (Canadian) for charity.  Guy played on a team coached by Guy Lafleur which also included Patrice Brisebois, Stephane Richer, and Chris Nilan.   The band Simple Plan gave an acoustic performance before the game.  (source)

The alumni team will be coming to Owen Sound, Ontario on January 17th to play a game which is being dubbed the "Habs vs. Hab-Nots."  Guy will be on the team.  The game takes place at 7:30 PM at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre, and benefits the United Way of Bruce Grey.  (source)

And finally, Guy will be taking part in a fantasy hockey camp this coming August.  The Kelly Chase Fantasy Hockey Camp will be held in Saskatoon at the Harold Latrace Arena from August 27 to 29. The cost starts at $2,500 and all proceeds go towards Saskatoon's Inner City Hockey Leagues and Saskatoon Children's Hospital.  (source)

That's all the news for now.  Enjoy!