Tuesday, 1 December 2015

The Carbonneau song returns to YouTube

Hi there, all!  Apologies for my extended absence from the blog (that thing called Real Life has been kicking me in the butt, but I have a post coming up soon with all the latest Carbo news).  I wanted to post about a gem of a song on YouTube.  It is by Kristopher Newby, and is an excellent tribute to Guy and all his accomplishments.  It was on YouTube years ago, disappeared, and has now returned with a backing track (which sounds great) and photos.

Here it is!  Enjoy!  You can also download the song here.

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.


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.


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."

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!