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Missed Habs/Sens Game

Couldn’t see the game, I’ve been incapacitated. I know that the Canadiens lost 4-3 in overtime but Lucy and I are in Kingston with my brother and his wife Kelly, painting the town red.

Maybe not painting the town red. But as red as you can get it when you’re an old bastard like me, dragging the other three down.

Also went to the OHL Major Junior A game between the hometown Frontenacs and visiting Belleville Bulls which saw Jordan Subban and the Bulls skate off with a convincing 4-2 win.

We sat right behind the Bulls bench, which was a fascinating experience for sure, and after Subban took a late-game penalty, his coach sent him to the dressing room like a kid to his room..

So I’ve been incapacitated. What a word. Sounds a bit like decapitated and constipated. Whatever way – incapacitated, decapitated, constipated – it’s tough to watch a game when you’re one of them.

In the meantime, because I’m incapacitated, here’s what I think is a cool photo.

It came up on eBay awhile back and I bid on it but didn’t win. Originally from the Richard family, it’s a picture of Maurice Richard at a Christmas party, looking like he’s having a fine time.

Boom Boom Geoffrion is on the far right, and although I don’t recognize the fellow in the middle, you can be assured that if he actually went through with the pouring of his drink on Rocket’s head, somebody in the house would be quickly calling for an ambulance.

Rocket and Boomer

 

The Shrine Painted Over

I had first posted the photos below several years ago, and just the other day I heard from the fellow who actually created this magical room, after his friend had sent him a link to my site saying “look, it’s your basement!”

His name is Paul Fourcault Sr. and he tells me that after enjoying his room for eight years, he eventually put the house in Whitby up for sale and it was bought (after 28 showings), by a 24-year old hockey player who played for the Belleville Bulls and Brampton Battalion before joining a team in Austria.

The new owner said he loved the room but he wasn’t a Habs fan, and recently painted over it all.

Mr Fourcault says he misses the marathon pool games with his son in the room he called the Shrine of St. Jean and St. Maurice, and says his wife, even though she’s from Montreal, never once hung out down there.