Friday, 24 October 2014

And we're back!

The blog had a bit of a technical glitch for about a month with the domain's renewal, but now we're back!  Thank you, readers, for your patience.

I come bearing a funny, dating from 1986:

In case you can't read Guy's comments, I've replicated them below:

"The team photographer at the time, Bob Fisher, was always ahead of his time, and he accompanied the team on a road trip to Hartford.  Back then, we were very comfortable with photographers.  Chris Nilan and I had been roommates on the road for a couple of years.  The night before games, we all had an 11:00 p.m. curfew.  That night, we got back to the hotel pretty early because, to be honest, there really isn't much to do in Hartford.  We were actually happy to be in our room.  To pass the time after the team dinner, we took a few funny pictures with Bob.  We knew they wouldn't end up anywhere...that is, until today!"

Enjoy!  :)

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Photo flashback

I'd like to share with you some photos I recently found, all on Facebook.

Guy and Mario Tremblay with Le Coupe Stanley, circa 1986.

Guy and Larry Robinson, also circa 1980's.

And finally, a young Guy with his hockey team in Sept-Iles.  Can you pick out the young Carbo?  (The answer is a few lines down.)

Guy is first from the right, in the first row.

Some terrific photo finds!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The Trade, 20 years on

It was twenty years ago today that the Montreal Canadiens traded Guy to the St. Louis Blues for Jim Montgomery.  Carbo would play one season in St. Louis before moving on to Dallas the following year, playing five seasons there and winning a third Stanley Cup.

Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette has a nice article about the anniversary here, which includes the story that ran in the Gazette the day after the trade.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!

Friday, 20 June 2014

Another case made for Carbo in the HHOF, among other things

On Monday, the Selection Committee of the Hockey Hall of Fame will meet to select the inductees for 2014.  Brian Costello of The Hockey News makes the case for Guy in the Hall of Fame, which is basically everything I've been saying all along.  Read what he has to say here.

And on July 11 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Guy will be on hand for Hockey Fest, which includes a skills clinic for kids and an alumni game featuring former NHL and WHL all-stars.  Brenden Morrow, Guy's son-in-law, will also be in attendance.  Money raised at Hockey Fest will go to needy families who cannot afford the investment to put their kids in hockey.  (link)

Finally, an oldie (by a few months) but a goodie:  The Montreal Gazette commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Vendredi Saint brawl with this article, which includes a reprint of a 1993 article about the storied Battle of Quebec.


Sunday, 18 May 2014

Bullet points

  • Delissio is once again running its Legendary Express contest, in which you can win a chance to take a train trip from Montreal to Ottawa to see a Habs game with Habs legends (including Guy). The contest is open in Quebec only and ends on May 26.  The website is here.
  • Carbo has appeared in a Quebec television show focusing on athletes' lives after retiring from the game. The video is available online and if you can understand French, you can watch it here.
  • One of Guy's 1995-96 Dallas Stars road jerseys is up for auction. The jersey exhibits nice game wear and is up for bids until June 17. You can view the auction here.
  • And finally, an autographed stick used by Carbo is also up for bids. The auction closes on May 20 and can be viewed here.
That is all.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Happy birthday, Guy; also, Guy in Dallas for Modano's jersey retirement

Happiest of birthdays to Guy, who turns 54 today.  May you have a blessed day!

(photo credit:  Dallas Stars)

Carbo was in Dallas recently to take part in Mike Modano's jersey retirement ceremony.  Blog reader James was there and sends in this report.

This past weekend I had the opportunity to fly my family out to Dallas for the big Mike Modano jersey number retirement ceremony.  It was an unbelievable experience for us all with a few extra surprises along the way.  The big deal for me was getting to see Guy and his wife get out of a limo and walk the green carpet into the American Airlines Center for the event.  It took a lot of effort but in the end we got close enough that I got Carbo’s attention and asked if he would sign my jersey.  Now, Guy had been signing hats and programs all along the route but when he saw I was wearing a 99 cup worthy #21 sweater he was very pleased.  He smiled and said “all right” when I turned around to show him the back.  I usually don’t let anyone sign my stuff but since this was Guy and the jersey is not a gamer I decided to make an exception.
I just want to say that the whole evening was spectacular and something the Stars organization should be praised for.  It was first class all the way.  They brought in so many important people who in some way, large or small, made a contribution to the life and career of Mike Modano.  That list included most of the 1999 SC championship team and it was awesome to see them together again for the occasion.  Oh, and Lord Stanley’s Cup was there as well… pretty cool.  Guy didn’t have a speaking role in the ceremony but his presence was certainly noticed.  There were plenty of fans yelling out his name after he was announced.  On that note,  It was slightly embarrassing when my wife yelled out, “Guy, my husband loves you” in front of a few thousand people who all knew she was referring to me.  It’s cool though… and true I guess in a totally hockey bro sort of way. 

James also sent in a few pictures:

Thanks for sharing your story, James!  So glad you got to meet Guy and your jersey looks fantastic signed.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Carbo on TSN's Off The Record

On Friday, Carbo joined TSN host Michael Landsberg on Off The Record to talk about Movember, P.K. Subban, Olympic goalies, and whether he really dented the Stanley Cup in 1999.  It's a terrific interview.

Watch it here.