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  • For those scratching their heads about my Leroy Neiman painting (top) reference compared to tonight’s #StanleyCup game as viewed on my iPad on poor WiFi in a dentist’s waiting room (bottom).
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  • When a weak WiFi signal makes you think you’re looking at a Leroy Neiman painting, or watching a 1972 Summit Series game from Moscow - because this is how those games sometimes looked when the rabbit ears weren’t hauling in the picture ⁦@TeamCanada1972#StanleyCup
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  • René more likely exclaimed, “Il lance, il compte!” because that’s a complete sentence, not a phrase :)
    @CCtsn @Dave_Stubbs I remember one game for a few moments Rene sat in the English booth and did PBP and it was glorious. “Eh le but!!”
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  • Hence “Passerelle Lecavalier Gallivan,” the name given the Bell Centre’s media gallery.
    @Dave_Stubbs Hard to imagine Gallivan and Lecavalier announcing for the same team in the same era; Dick Irvin, and Richard Garneau after Rene on Radio Canada. Red Fisher in the press box. #HabsDynasty
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  • You didn’t need to understand one word of French to enjoy M. Lecavalier’s lyrical play-by-play of a hockey game. And he was a master of the language, too. The passé simple in hockey announcing? My Grade 10 French class studied René’s broadcasts for vocabulary and tense.
    René Lecavalier, descripteur des parties de hockey à l'émission «La soirée du hockey», de 1952 à 1985 #histoire via @iciradiocanada https://t.co/5pv7qG5IKI
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  • When Guy Lafleur shifted into top speed, everyone else on the ice looked like they had a gearbox full of neutral. Flower could be electrifying, a lot of fun to watch.
    @Dave_Stubbs Recently watched game 7 of the 1979 Conference Finals with a bunch of work colleagues, the famous Don Cherry "too many men" game, was insane how much better Guy was then every other player on the ice. Looked two steps quicker. The crowd on its toes everytime he touched the puck
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  • That might have been the night Guy Lapointe filled his hand with Vaseline to shake PM Pierre Trudeau's hand. Pointu, never change :)
    @JimLangSports @Dave_Stubbs @CanadiensMTL I was at the game. We had golf shirts made up that said, Club de hockey Canadien. We all knew Montreal were going to win. We specifically didn't drink..much & we tried to get in the room post game. Damn near made it. RCMP pushed us out so PM Trudeau could enter. 40yrs. Wow. ?
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  • I recall @IceCapsAHL owner Danny Williams telling Guy, "OK, we can go now" & Guy saying, "No, I'm good," then signing another 100. I'm not sure how I'd do in an airport at 4:30 am with people rushing up to me to breathlessly share their stories, but Guy enjoyed every minute of it
    @Dave_Stubbs Thank you Dave. It was a pleasure. Of course, I meant to write: “....and spending some time with Guy”. Need to get my coffee in before I type. Haha. And you’re right, Guy happily accommodated every autograph request that night. I’d never seen anything like it.
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  • Two favourite photos from Oct. 28, 2016, a day I spent in Newfoundland with Guy Lafleur. Young fan raced up to us and begged for an autograph. Guy took out his pen and the kid said, "No, I mean Buddy!" And how Lafleur signed one for an #NHLBruins fan
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  • David, you're the one who made it a seamless day. Today, every step of every day, Guy remains a legendary reminder of those glory years. Fans still come at him in waves and he embraces it: "My night is over only when there are no more photos to take and nothing left to sign."
    One of my highlights with the IceCaps was meeting Dave spend some time with Guy. https://t.co/m5b5eQ7B3v
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