Saturday, 25 November 2017

Carbo at Jere Lehtinen's jersey retirement

Dallas Stars great Jere Lehtinen had his #26 jersey retired by the team yesterday.  Guy was present at the ceremony, as were other former teammates.  Here are a few photos.

Signing autographs on the green carpet.  (Image source:  Twitter/jenn9772)

Guy and Bob Gainey brought out the Frank J. Selke Trophy (for top defensive forward) at the ceremony, of which Lehtinen is a three-time winner.  (Guy also won the trophy three times, and Gainey won the trophy four times.)

(Image source:  Twitter/jeffk_stars)


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!