Above, Rod Gilbert and Jean Ratelle battle for the puck with Henri Richard. The Pocket Rocket stood only 5’7″ and weighed just 160 pounds or so, but he was one tough hombre and had no problem holding his own against bigger guys. He was also a skilled playmaker and is the proud owner of eleven Stanley Cups, the most of any player ever. He doesn’t have enough fingers for all these.
Meanwhile, just four days after the Habs and Rangers last met, in which Montreal beat the Broadways 3-1 and N.Y. coach John Tortorella said it was “just two bad teams playing,” they meet again, this time at the Bell Centre. Maybe the Habs will impress the guy a little more this time out.
And of course there was that slight collapse on Thursday against the Islanders that can’t be allowed to fester.
Here’s a nice interview with former Ranger and valuable new Hab Brandon Prust in the NY Daily News just prior to Tuesday’s game at Madison Square Garden – Prust talks about …..Yes it’s a little late, but it’s still interesting.