Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Three little words


Guy was selected to the Hockey Hall of Fame today, along with fellow players Hayley Wickenheiser, Vaclav Nedomansky and (former Stars teammate) Sergei Zubov and builders Jim Rutherford and Jerry York.  (TSN article)

Personally, I wasn't paying too much attention to selection day today, because I have been waiting for Carbo to be selected for a very long time and was expecting to be disappointed yet again.  I actually heard it on the news this evening and was quite literally hyperventilating.  (Just ask my poor mother.)  I think this is nearly as big a deal for me as it is for him.  This just means SO much to me as a Carbonneau fan.  He is, in my (okay, maybe biased) opinion, the best defensive forward of his era and he has been such an inspiration to me both on and off the ice.  Once my hero, always my hero.

And a shoutout to my buddy Diane Lau, who is the only other person I know who knows how I'm feeling about this.  It was learning about Guy as a player and a person through her website that really fueled my early love for him.  And it has remained, for over a decade.

This is your time, Guy.  Enjoy it.  You deserve it.  Congratulations.

EDITED to add TSN video:  Carbonneau on being named HHOF inductee: 'This is something you dream about'

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Two Carbo gamers hit the auction block

Apologies for the late post, this has come on my radar just now.

GameWornAuctions.net's Spring 2019 auction features two jerseys worn by Guy.  

The first is a home jersey from the 1986-87 season, which is hammered with wear and team repairs.  The current bid for this jersey is $707.39 USD.

The second is an away jersey from the 1989-90 season, during which Carbo shared captaining duties for the Habs with Chris Chelios.  Therefore, this is one of Guy's first captain's jerseys.  The current bid for this jersey is $855.94 USD.

Both auctions close on Tuesday, May 21 at 10:00 EDT.

Sunday, 21 April 2019

A fantastic photo of Guy

Just a quick post to share this wonderful photo of Guy that I found on Facebook.  He looks like he's having an absolute blast playing with the Habs alumni, doesn't he?

(Photo source:  Facebook/Anciens Canadiens de Montreal)

Happy Easter!

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Carbo does breakfast

Guy has teamed up with Holiday Inn Express to promote the hotel chain's breakfasts.  Going head to head with longtime rival Doug Gilmour and refereed by Mike Johnson, the challenge for Guy was to create the best breakfast using items from Holiday Inn's menu.  And as fate would have it, he won!  

The promo video is a blast and you can watch it here.

In addition, Guy also appeared on Breakfast Television in Montreal this week to talk about the challenge as well as the Habs, who have since been eliminated from playoff contention.

All in all, good fun!

Monday, 25 March 2019

More retro Guy!

I enjoy occasionally perusing the #guycarbonneau tag on Instagram.  While the bulk of the photos posted are selfies taken with fans, there is the occasional gem.  Such as this:

Here is Guy accepting an award as a member of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens, in the late 1970s.  He is second from the left.  The original post I found this photo from is gone, so I cannot provide credit.  If the original poster sees this, let me know!

Unrelatedly, this is my 200th post to this blog.  Congrats to me!

Saturday, 23 March 2019

An absolute GEM of a video

Found this while perusing YouTube this evening, a 1981 news report from Radio-Canada (the French-language arm of the CBC) on Guy when he was playing with the Habs' farm team at the time, the Nova Scotia Voyageurs of the AHL.  The video is in French but it is a definite must-see!

Oh, so young!  Enjoy!