Carbo's friendship/professional partnership with Kirk Muller is long-standing. The number-two draft pick in 1984 (behind Mario Lemieux), Muller joined the Habs in a trade in 1991 that saw Stephane Richer dealt to the Devils. Of course, Carbonneau and Muller's greatest achievement together was that Stanley Cup win in 1993. The two became teammates again in the 1999-2000 season, when Muller joined the Dallas Stars.
That's why, in 2006 when coach Carbo was putting his staff together, Muller was a natural for the position.
Said Guy at the time: “We’ve been through a number of battles together and not many players can match Kirk’s passion for the game.”
So, as I was going through my photo files tonight, I found this rare and notable image:
Carbonneau and Muller, before they were teammates.