Jean Beliveau Walked Softly But Carried A Big Stick

Please note: Originally there were photos here and for some reason they’ve disappeared. I have no idea why.

I have a Jean Beliveau game-used stick from the early to mid-1960’s. Originally it was in a Leland’s auction in New York but I didn’t buy it. I’m not rich like you. I simply traded a bunch of stuff with the guy who did.

I’d like to get Big Jean to sign this but strangely enough, I haven’t run into him on the streets of Powell River yet. I don’t know why. Maybe I’ve just missed him.


5 thoughts on “Jean Beliveau Walked Softly But Carried A Big Stick”

  1. I’ll trade you my Peter Puck book signed by Brian McFarland you weasle.
    Cheers from the East

  2. To me, Jean Beliveau symbolizes the true Habs player on and off the ice.
    There is never a day goes by where Jean will sign an autograph or spare a few minutes to talk to a fan during his busy schdedule.
    I remember back in 1993, and drove with my buddies to attend the Stanley Cup final Game 5 in 1993 in Montreal from Hamilton.
    We all arrived the hotel the eve of the game and while everyone was ready to go out out and party the night away, I decided to find out if it was true or not if Jean Beliveau’s number was located in the book and would meet up with my buddies at the bar later.
    Sure enough, I found his name in the book and I was curious to see if he wanted to chat with a Habs fan from Hamilton.
    Before you know it, Jean answered the phone and we talked a good 30 minutes. I apologized for talking so long to him on the phone and he requested my name and address.
    Several weeks later, I received a package in the mail. A beautiful 8×10 personalized signed photo of Jeam with several signed postcards to be given to my friends!
    To end this story, I caught up with Jean at a Toronto Expo Card show 5 years later.
    The look in his eyes when I told him that I spoke to him on the eve of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final is priceless. He remembered and gave me a solid handshake and smile that I will never forget for the rest of my life.
    Jean, you are a true gentleman and will alway be a part of my life as well as other Habs’ fans as well! I salute you!

  3. Retromikey, what a great story. Thanks for that. I would’ve loved to have done what you did.

  4. hi
    i see jean beliveau on tv,he is in a comercial talking about hockey,saying every saturday in the old days peoples would gather and listen or watch the hockey night in canada,he says it was a great society gathering also a family gathering,


  5. Dennis,

    That stick is amazing! we should get together one of these days and take a look at eachothers memorabilia. The beers will be on me!

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