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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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Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 4: Jean Beliveau's First Games, the Big Contract and the Rocket's Fuse

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Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 4: Jean Beliveau's First Games, the Big Contract and the Rocket's Fuse

Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 2: The Canadiens in the pre-Television Era

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Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 2: The Canadiens in the pre-Television Era

Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 1: Iced Lightning

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Eyes On A Dynasty - Day 1: Iced Lightning

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

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In 1960, the Montreal Canadiens won an unprecedented fifth straight Stanley Cup. In fifty hockey seasons since that time, the record has been threatened but twice: first by the Canadiens...

One Time Habs "Can't Miss Kid" Bonar's Story - One Every Hockey Playing Teenager Should Grasp

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One Time Habs "Can't Miss Kid" Bonar's Story - One Every Hockey Playing Teenager Should Grasp

The Incomparable Big Three

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The Incomparable Big Three

"The Greatest Game" by Todd Denault

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Pre-order Todd Denault's new book "The Greatest Game - The Montreal Canadiens, the Central Red Army and the Night That Saved Hockey"

Habs' Gauthier Sidesteps Media and Fans with Late Night Trade

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Habs' Gauthier Sidesteps Media and Fans with Late Night Trade

Habs' Strongest Position of Depth Now Its Weakest

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Habs' Strongest Position of Depth Now Its Weakest

Hey Scrapbookin', Whatcha Got Cookin'

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Hey Scrapbookin', Whatcha Got Cookin'

Was Habs' Great Newsy Lalonde Hockey's First 500 Goal Scorer?

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Was Habs' Great Newsy Lalonde Hockey's First 500 Goal Scorer?

Jarred Tinordi Follows Louis Leblanc's Footsteps, Jumps From NCAA to Canadian Junior

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Jarred Tinordi Follows Louis Leblanc's Footsteps, Jumps From NCAA to Canadian Junior

Could the Habs Do a Losing Season?

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Could the Habs Do a Losing Season?

John Aiken: Pulled from the Crowd to be a Habs Goalie

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John Aiken: Pulled from the Crowd to be a Habs Goalie

22 Years Later - The Great Gretzky Trade

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22 Years Later - The Great Gretzky Trade

Passing the Torch, From A Trivial 99 to a Pivotal 33

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Passing the Torch, From A Trivial 99 to a Pivotal 33

Applying an Internet Time Machine to the Habs Summer of 1974

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Applying an Internet Time Machine to the Habs Summer of 1974

Other Habs Should Follow Gomez's Lead and Ditch the Vanity Numbers

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Other Habs Should Follow Gomez's Lead and Ditch the Vanity Numbers

Bring on the Scrutiny! Habs Prospect Louis Leblanc Subjects Himself to All Varieties of Canadiens Media Speculation

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Bring on the Scrutiny! Habs Prospect Louis Leblanc Subjects Himself to All Varieties of Canadiens Media Speculation

One Year From The Great Gainey Purge of '09, Who Would You Want Back?

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One Year From The Great Gainey Purge of '09, Who Would You Want Back?

Montreal Canadiens History on the Silver Screen

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Montreal Canadiens History on the Silver Screen

Montreal Canadiens History on the Silver Screen

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Back on November 4, 2009, the first published works of Hearst, Ontario native Francis Bouchard appeared on EOTP pages. I consider Francis to be the guru of knowledge when it comes to Montreal...

What Came First, the Canadiens, or the Overzealous Montreal Media?

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What Came First, the Canadiens, or the Overzealous Montreal Media?

What came first, the Canadiens or the overzealous Montreal media?

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        I'm not sure if the world's greatest scientists have ever concluded whether the chicken came before the egg, but months ago, while researching information for my Newsy Lalonde book, I...

Getting to the Heart of the Carey Price Perceptions

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Getting to the Heart of the Carey Price Perceptions

Bob Gainey - The Last True Hero

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Bob Gainey - The Last True Hero

Should Molson be Concerned with the Number of Flying Un-frenchmen in Montreal?

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Should Molson be Concerned with the Number of Flying Un-frenchmen in Montreal?

The Key is for Canadiens to be Potentially Better, Younger, and More Efficient

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The Key is for Canadiens to be Potentially Better, Younger, and More Efficient

The Day Bob Probert Knocked at my Door

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The Day Bob Probert Knocked at my Door

NHL Free Agent Frenzy 2010

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NHL Free Agent Frenzy 2010

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