Habs took some number off.

The Montreal Canadiens annonce that 3 number this years will join the roof of the Bell Center.

Jacques Plante (1), Doug Harvey (2), Jean BĂ©liveau (4), Howie Morenz (7), Maurice Richard (9), Guy Lafleur (10) and Henri Richard (16) have already be honored.

Speculation around Montreal said that Patrick Roy (33), Larry Robinson (19) are two of the highest possibility of this year.

Personnally, I think that Robinson, Geoffrion (5) and Ken Dryden (?) are the best possibility. The Habs also announce that 3 others players will be honored, one per year onto 2009.

Who do you think will have his number on the top of the hockey’s church ?

Waiting your answer.

***Source : RDS.ca

27 Responses to Habs took some number off.

  1. mtl_prince says:

    i think it will be dickie moore, elmer lach, and Geoffrion or Robinson. roy and dryden will be in the next few years. there are over 40 habs in the hall of fame, so there are alot of other players you can make a case for. can’t wait to here your thoughts.

  2. habswinthecup-again says:

    I agree with you, Robinson (19), Geoffrion (5) and Ken Dryden (29) are the logical choices although Lach & Moore would be great too.

    It is way too early for Roy.

  3. canadaownshockey says:

    Larry Robinson’s number is way overdue. One of the greatest defecemen of all time. He’s got my number 1 vote

  4. CanDude says:

    Oddly, I would have pinned Gainey as one of them. But that would be a little too self-congratulatory seeing that he’s the GM.

    Robinson? Yeah.

    Geoffrion? God no.

    Moore? hmm. maybe.

    Dryden? Another Maybe.

  5. robinson19 says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they start in the past, with say, Lach, Hainsworth, Vezina, and the like, before over the next few years moving up to Geffrion, Robinson, maybe Shutt….

    Robinson’s 19 has got to eventually be retired, I think it’s debatable between him, Orr, Bourque, and Savard for best ever.

  6. Muller11 says:

    Hi everybody, this is my first post on this website. I have been reading comments and articles on this website for years and decided to sign up to this website and add my two cents worth.

    I agree with Dryden and Robinson. I don’t believe Roy’s 33 will be retired for several more years.

    I checked on http://www.spectorshockey.net and they stated that Ron Hainsey had passed through waivers and that Gainey had tried to trade him without any sucess.

    Post from spectorshockey.net:

    MONTREAL GAZETTE: Pat Hickey reports the Montreal Canadiens demoted once highly touted blueline prospect Ron Hainsey to their farm club yesterday. He had to pass through waivers first but cleared, indicating other clubs hold the same assessment as Habs management of Hainsey’s ability to make it in the NHL this season. Hickey also reported GM Bob Gainey tried to trade Hainsey in the days leading up to the team’s final cuts but there were no takers. Hainsey might be successfully recalled by the Canadiens at some point in the season, although if another team claimed him off waivers, the Habs would have to pay half his salary.

    I was wondering if anyone thought that Gainey may have sent him down as a wake up call for Hainsey. I have read websites that stated that Hainsey had great potential. I haven’t had a chance to watch him play a lot. Could someone who has tell me what he is doing wrong or if the lazy rumors really are true.


  7. hockeyhead says:

    cam neelys number is retired.

  8. Turnbull says:

    Its gotta be Robinson…..

  9. muckies says:

    Dryden an English politician getting his number retired in Montreal – NO WAY

    Pat Roy, Lary Robinson, Serge Savrad

  10. muckies says:

    I meant Bob gainey.

  11. simplyhabby says:

    understanding the time it takes for the habs to retire a number but realistically, its a very tough sell to indicate its too early to retire the number of the greatest goalie to date of all time.

  12. habswinthecup-again says:

    With all due respect, that was a different cir*****stance, and even considering that I do not believe his number should be retired.

  13. habswinthecup-again says:

    Roy is arguably the greatest goalie of all time, but what about Vezina, Hainsworth, and Woresly? All of them are worthy of their numbers being retired as well as Dryden’s.

  14. robinson19 says:

    No, Hainsey is a bust. They sent him down assuming he’d get picked up. I think the buzz a few years back was about this up and coming depth at D with both Komisarek and Hainsey; Komisarek panned out, Hainsey didn’t… If they simply wanted to give Hainsey a wakeup call but wanted to keep him, they wouldn’t have risked waivers; apparently they tried to trade him and no one wanted him. I’ve watched his play consistently and he really is lacksadaisical, and, worse, shies away from the rough goings… at least witthh Hossa they could get something in return!

  15. hockeyhead says:

    any die hard bruins fan that watched cam would have to disagree.

    montreal is a different team.

  16. habsoverserver says:

    What about #12?

    Hainsey, Hossa and Balej all gone. The 2000 draft was a complete waste of time for the Habs. We blew two first round picks on Hossa and Hainsey.

  17. rojoke says:

    It’s Montreal, not Quebec City.

  18. habswinthecup-again says:

    I didn’t say Neely was not worthy, I just think it was too soon. I also said it was under different cir*****stances because of him having to retire much to early( thanks to Ulfie). Neely was an awesome player and definately a Hab killer.

  19. hockeyhead says:

    i understand…..and yes he was a guy that owned st. patrick (probably the only guy)

    could of used him last night!

  20. habswinthecup-again says:

    Unfortunately the 2000 draft was not Montreal’s worst. Nobody from ’95and ’99 are playing in the NHL, and in ’97 only Jason Ward made it to the NHL (montreal’s first pick) and he just barely.

    Some good drafts for the Habs are ’01- Komi., Perez., and Plakanek. ’98- Ribeiro, Markov, and Ryder those 2 in the later rounds. ’94 had Theo and Vokoun and ’93 had Koivu and (gasp) Tucker. Looking at their drafts after 2000 Montreal is getting better with each one having atleast one player that looks as if he could be star in the short future.

  21. CechmanekForVezina says:

    Soon enough the Habs just aren’t going to have any numbers left.

  22. pilourse says:

    Which number are pulled out from every team ? I know that 99 is out. Other number ? Just to know what is the % of the Habs with the 6 new honored man that the player can’t wear.


  23. CaptainInsano says:

    2 games, 2 goals so far. I can hear the collective “DOH” of the Montreal management now.

  24. Adam_0486 says:

    Hockeys church? I never knew you could retire Montreal Canadiens Jeresey at the Air Canada Centre.

    Go leafs Go

  25. Rico71 says:

    Maybe Geoffrion’s #5.

    Dandeneault…if I remember correctly was supposed to have that number. He’s playing with the #25…which I can’t stand for some reason.

    Definitively 19, 29, 33…possibly 12 for Cournoyer.

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