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Robert L

  • joined Nov 05, 2008
  • last login Jul 21, 2013
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I'm Robert Lefebvre, and for over two years now my Eyes On The Prize site has grown to become fairly well known among Canadiens fans and their blogging community. The site's content tends to apply the title as it's motto - to follow the Canadiens on their pursuit towards a Stanley Cup win.

I became a fan of the game in 1969. At seven years old, I wanted to be Bobby Orr. Oddly enough, I became a Habs fan at a Cornwall Royals game, by watching the Quebec Remparts Guy Lafleur destroy my hometown heroes. I vowed then and there, after witnessing first hand a most beautiful player, that wherever Lafleur went in the NHL, I would follow.

I barely recall watching the Canadiens win the Cup in 1969, but I saw every faceoff when they did in 1971. In all I have watched the Canadiens hoist nine Lord Stanley's. It's hard to translate to someone exactly what that means in terms of knowledge and insight, but what I often attempt to do is pass some of that on to readers.

I've always considered myself a student of the game, as much as a fan. I seek to learn as much as I can about hockey, from every point of view possible.

I've played the game to less than stellar achievements. From 1988 to 1996 I coached boys house league hockey in the CMHA, and it was an eye opener in many respects. For a brief stint, I did some junior hockey scouting on a volunteer basis. Today I have a 13 year old daughter who is her ninth season in the game. There isn't a person in the world I envy more than her!

Since beginning the Eyes On The Prize site in July of 2006, I have posted close to a thousand entries. The most rewarding aspect of it all has been my involvment in the Canadiens fans online community. Through the Montreal Gazette's Habs Inside Out blog, I have been able to meet with fans of my site on two occasions. Most recently, I was involved in helping to raise $1,250 for the Gainey Foundation. It is something I hope to continue with over the coming years.

Moving my site to Sports Blog Nation was an easy hurdle to make. SBN has been very accomodating in many ways. As soon as I was informed that my site name and archives would follow me over, I was thrilled. As I am sure new readers will now be reached, bringing the archives along felt essential to me in allowing new friends to find out what this site is all about. I cannot even estimate how happy I am that I could do this.

To the new readers of Eyes On The Prize, I welcome you to dig deep into past posts. I believe there are many rewarding reads in the backlogs, and they will be brought forth from time to time, when the perspective calls for it.

For my old friends from the site's previous incarnation, I hope you quickly get comfortable in these new digs. You will have to sign up for a login to comment on the posts, and once that is achieved I hope to witness much lively banter in that section, and take part in it as often as I am able.

Now, time to get blogging. There's a Stanley Cup in sight!

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The Habs Legends

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Only a handful of players in Montreal Canadiens have had their sweater numbers permanently retired. Click on a number to read about these Hall of Fame legends. ...

Subban in a Hurricanes Jersey, Not as Fun as Gretzky in a Habs Jersey

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  About a week before my 31st birthday on June 14, 1993, a friend of mine gave me a colouring booklet featuring some NHL stars of the time. Included were Patrick Roy, Doug Gilmour and Pavel Bure...

Subban in a Hurricanes Jersey, Not as Fun as Gretkzy in a Habs Jersey

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  About a week before my 31st birthday on June 14, 1993, a friend of mine gave me a colouring booklet featuring some NHL stars of the time. Included were Patrick Roy, Doug Gilmour and Pavel Bure...

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A Hockey Experience Inspired By MLX Skates

A Hockey Experience Inspired By MLX Skates

Dissecting The Gomez Conundrum

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  Hi folks! This is a rare venture for me back onto the blog. I kind of figured, knowing myself, that at some point or another I would be compelled to add my voice to something that was...

Disecting The Gomez Connundrum

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Hi folks! This is a rare venture for me back onto the blog. I kind of figured, knowing myself, that at some point or another I would be compelled to add my voice to something that was...

Remembering Canadiens and Bruins 1940's Wartime Support Efforts

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  It’s very fitting that the Montreal Canadiens visit the Boston Bruins on this Veterans Day in America or Remembrance Day in Canada. These two teams demonstrated solidarity in different ways...

MLX Skates, A Revolution in Speed and Agility

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MLX Skates, A Revolution in Speed and Agility

MLX Skates, A Revolution in Speed and Agility

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Robert L note: As most of you may know, I have somewhat retired from daily Habs blogging, but I hope to pop in here on occassion when opportunity and subject matter conspire to get those juices...

Survey: Fans Put Faith In Habs

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Yahoo! Sports Canada commissioned a survey, released today, that asked 1,503 Canadians about the Stanley Cup and when, exactly, it might be back in the clutches of a Canada-based franchise. What it found? Optimism. Continue reading

A Blast it has been to Blog the Montreal Canadiens at EOTP - So Long From Robert L

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A Blast it has been to Blog the Montreal Canadiens at EOTP - So Long From Robert L

Habs' Legends Help Cornwall Celebrate Hometown Hero

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Habs' Legends Help Cornwall Celebrate Hometown Hero

Interview with Jacques Plante Biographer Todd Denault

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Interview with Jacques Plante Biographer Todd Denault

At Long Last, Newsy Lalonde Gets His Hometown Salute

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At Long Last, Newsy Lalonde Gets His Hometown Salute

Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 16: Celebrations and Nostalgia

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Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 16: Celebrations and Nostalgia

Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 15: The Canadiens 1950's Dynasty Team and Player Facts and Stats

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Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 15: The Canadiens 1950's Dynasty Team and Player Facts and Stats

The Eyes On A Dynasty 16 Part Series

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Part 1: Iced Lightning Part 2: Canadiens Hockey in the pre-Television Era Part 3: Hockey's First Televised Games In Canada Part 4: Jean Beliveau's First Games, the Big Contract, and the Rocket's...

Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 14: The 1960 Stanley Cup

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Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 15: The 1960 Stanley Cup

Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 13: Jacques Plante and the Legend of the Goalie Mask

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Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 13: Jacques Plante and the Legend of the Goalie Mask

Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 12: The 1959 Stanley Cup

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Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 12: The 1959 Stanley Cup

Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 11: The Rocket's Last Hurrah

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Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 11: The Rocket's Last Hurrah

Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 10: The 1958 Stanley Cup

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Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 10: The 1958 Stanley Cup

Can you name this Canucks captain?

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Can you name this Canucks captain?

Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 9: The 1957 Stanley Cup

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Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 9: The 1957 Stanely Cup

Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 8: The 1956 Stanley Cup

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Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 8: The 1956 Stanley Cup

Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 7: In '54 and '55, It Was Close But No Champagne For The Habs!

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Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 7: In '54 and '55, It Was Close But No Champagne For The Habs!

Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 6: The Rocket and the Riots

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Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 6: The Rocket and the Riots

Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 5: The Rocket's 325th Goal and the 1953 Stanley Cup

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Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 5: The Rocket's 325th Goal and the 1953 Stanley Cup

Jaroslav Halak Blues' Mask Evokes the Spirit of Jake the Snake, While Player Agent Epitomizes Snake Behind the Scenes

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Jaroslav Halak Blues' Mask Invokes the Spirit of Jake the Snake, While Player Agent Epitomizes Snake Behind the Scenes

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