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Francis B.

  • joined Oct 30, 2009
  • last login Jul 20, 2013
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I'm Francis Bouchard and I live in the great little community of Hearst, in Northern Ontario.

I probably started watching the Montreal Canadiens on television around the time I was 5 years old (that was in 1970). From then on, I was hooked to this team whose players became my heroes. The Habs became very important in my life and still are today.

My passion for the Canadiens has led me to accumulate through the years a very large amount of team related video and published documents. After being invited by Robert Lefebvre in 2009, I've been contributing to or creating Canadiens history related posts here at Habs Eyes on the Prize. It's a fun and rewarding experience for me.

CHeers and,
Go Habs Go!
Francis B.

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The Bruins and Habs Send The Kraut Line off to War

Following a game in 1942, the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins came together to send off the famous Kraut Line as they went into military duty, during World War II.

Greatness and class: stories from Jean Beliveau's 500th goal night

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40 years ago today, the great Jean Beliveau scored his 500th NHL goal. Here's a look back at that great moment and some after thoughts from those involved.

A look back at the early years of the Habs on color TV

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  So, did you get that 3D television yet? Perhaps it’s on your Christmas wish list. As you might have heard, this Saturday’s game between the Canadiens and the Maple Leafs in Toronto, will be...

A Ken Dryden Birthday Tribute

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A Ken Dryden Birthday Tribute

The Habs on the Silver Screen - Part Two: Fictional Scenes

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    Generally speaking, fans mainly become attached to the Montreal Canadiens and their players during childhood, a time when imagination is fertile. If you played hockey as a kid, you likely...

The Habs on the Silver Screen - Part One: Re-enactments

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The Habs on the Silver Screen - Part One: Re-enactments

TV broadcast highlights from the 1971 final between Canadiens and Hawks

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Since I’ve connected with other Habs fans through the Internet over ten years ago, I’ve seen many who wished they could see complete games or highlights of the 1971 Stanley Cup finals between the...

Hearst, Ontario's Second NHL "Claude" Battles Against Team of Local Allegiance

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   In terms of NHL hockey fame and pride in my Northern Ontario hometown of Hearst, there is one surname that comes to mind and that is Claude, as in Giroux, currently of the Philadelphia Flyers,...

The Night Guy Lafleur Entered The Realm Of Habs Legends

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On this day, 35 years ago, Guy Lafleur took the first big step in establishing a legendary career. It was March 29 1975, towards the end of his breakout season, that Lafleur became the third M...

Habs / Bruins video from the 1969-70 Season - An Amazing, Down to the Wire Race

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While the Canadiens and the Boston Bruins are battling it out for a playoff spot this season along with other teams in the Eastern Conference, including the New York Rangers - currently on the...

Habs / Bruins Video from the 1969-70 Season - An Amazing, Down to the Wire Race

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While the Canadiens and the Boston Bruins are battling it out for a playoff spot this season along with other teams in the Eastern Conference, including the New York Rangers - currently on the...

Flashback: From the Olympics to the Habs: "The Coming of Chris"

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I’m sure just about everybody will agree that the participation of NHL players in the Olympics is a great thing. But there was an era, different than today, when Canadian and United States...

Flashback: From the Olympics to the Habs: "The Coming of Chris"

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I’m sure just about everybody will agree that the participation of NHL players in the Olympics is a great thing. But there was an era, different than today, when Canadian and United States...

Canadiens - Red Army, December 31st 1979: the New Year's Eve rematch that closed a great decade

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Canadiens - Red Army, December 31st 1979: the New Year's Eve rematch that closed a great decade

Canadiens – Red Army, December 31st 1979: the New Year’s Eve rematch that closed a great decade

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  On this last day of 2009, the Montreal Canadiens face the Florida Panthers to close the team’s 10th decade, the first one of this century. Since last spring, we know that this is the...

A Canadiens Centennial Christmas

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A Canadiens Centennial Christmas

A Canadiens Centennial Christmas

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  As the Canadiens have just recently celebrated their 100th anniversary, no doubt that many Habs fans have wishes for a "centennial" Christmas. There have been books published, stamps and...

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