After a long and courageous battle with it`s power-play, the Montreal Canadien organization is sad to announce the passing of it’s offense.
The origin of many nights of joy throughout the Province of Quebec and North America , the offense passed away in it`s sleep last night .
The offense was in it`s one hundred and fourth year . Pre- deceased by Maurice Richard , Aurele Joliet , Toe Blake , Boom – Boom Geoffrion , Claude Provost , Newsy Malone and Howie Morenz . Survived by Jean Beliveau , Guy Lafleur , Henri Richard , Yvan Cournoyer , Dickie Moore, Elmer Lach , Jacques Lemaire , Steve Shutt and many, many Aunts and Uncles .
The Montreal Canadiens along with the Molson family would like to express their gratitude for ten decades of unflinching support from the many fans . Born in 1909 – the offense served in thirty – three battles winning twenty – four of them . The offense was married six times over the years, with Molson being their primary love. The pair were together for forty – eight years before an amicable divorce in 2001. The couple reunited in 2009 as the offense has lived out the past four years in and out of sickness. Visitation will be at Le Centre Bell from now until the arena is part of a corporate condominium. At that time – it will cost big bucks to enter the shrine where Lemaire and Lapointe’s numbers do not hang …
In lieu of flowers – the Canadiens’ organization kindly asks that you donate sticks and pucks to the Hamilton Bulldogs .
A memorial fund will also be set up with all monies going to the underprivileged Carey Price and Peter Budaj.