Bob Gainey, Montreal Canadiens Butch Bouchard To The Rescue November 5, 2009 Dennis Kane 4 Comments Butch Bouchard (in chair) shakes hands with old teammate Elmer Lach. Bouchard should be a big upgrade for the struggling Habs' defence. Emile ‘Butch’ Bouchard has been called up to play defence for the Montreal Canadiens. Bouchard should be able to help the hapless Habs blueliners, even though he’s 90 years old. “Hey, you got any better ideas?” asked Bob Gainey.