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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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Habs Gauthier Buys Inexpensive Time With Nashville Deal, Creates Scenarios

With the 22th pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, the Montreal Canadiens select Jarred Tinordi

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With the 22th pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, the Montreal Canadiens select Jarred Tinordi

Two Hockey Bloggers, Strange Coincidences

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Two Hockey Bloggers, Strange Coincidences

Study Proves Canadiens Draft Record Over The Years Among The NHL's Best

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Study Proves Canadiens Draft Record Over The Years Among The NHL's Best

A Clarification on the Status of Habs Draft Pick David Fischer

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A Clarification on the Status of Habs Draft Pick David Fischer

Why is Halak no longer a Hab?

Why was Halak traded? Didn't he win the starting job?

Canadiens Deal Jaroslav Halak to the Blues for a Pair of Prospects

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Canadiens Deal Jaroslav Halak to the Blues for a Pair of Prospects

For the Habs and GM Gauthier, the Summer of Speculation is Well Underway

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For the Habs and GM Gauthier, the Summer of Speculation is Well Underway

2010 NHL Entry Draft: Who will the Canadiens take at Number 27?

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2010 NHL Entry Draft: Who will the Canadiens take at Number 27?

The Tale of the Habs' Lucky Horseshoe

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The Tale of the Habs' Lucky Horseshoe

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Blackhawks History Articles

Here are nine Blackhawks related articles from Eyes On The Prize during the past two weeks. I hope Hawks fans here enjoy them and pick up on some great Hawks history through the many clips, vids...

How to conquer a 49 year Stanley Cup drought - The long, painful, and occasionally illustrious history of the Chicago Blackhawks

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How to conquer a 49 year Stanley Cup drought - The long, painful, and occasionally illustrious history of the Chicago Blackhawks

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...

Habs 2010 Stanley Cup Party Saved By The Blue Light Refreshment Duo

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Habs 2010 Stanley Cup Party Saved By The Blue Light Refreshment Duo

Important Decisions and Implications Imminent For Habs Draft Pick Leblanc's Career

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Important Decisions and Implications Imminent For Habs Draft Pick Leblanc's Career

The Giroux / Fischer Fiasco - Did This Get The Habs' Six Scouts Fired?

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The Giroux / Fischer Fiasco - Did This Get The Habs' Six Scouts Fired?

The Canadiens and Blackhawks - April 1, 1967: A Forum Memory Beyond Compare

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Canadiens and Blackhawks - April 1, 1967: A Forum Memory Beyond Compare

56 Goals in the 1973 Cup final! Wouldn't it be sweet for the Flyers and Blackhawks to go for this?

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The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers 2010 Stanley Cup final started out on a positive note in regards to threatening the all time mark for goals scored in a final series with a 6-5 opening game. With goaltenders Michael Leighton and Antti Niemi not being playoff commodities of longstanding repute, the opening game tally had record researchers skimming the books looking for parallels. A 2-1 win by Chicago in Game Two has settled the first contests mesh bulging frenzy, and perhaps the series trend some were hoping for will come to pass. In looking up past goal scoring heights for a Stanley Cup final, the 11 goals scored by both teams in Game One tied a record set by the Blackhawks and Canadiens in the 1973 final, an 8-3 Montreal win. In that series, which also included an 8-7 Chicago win, a whopping total of 56 goals were scored in six games. Read this story and more on the Blackhawks at Eyes On The Prize - a Montreal Canadiens site. Go Blackhawks!

56 Goals in the 1973 Finals! - Wouldn't it be sweet for the Flyers and Blackhawks to go for this?

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56 Goals in the 1973 Finals! - Wouldn't it be sweet for the Flyers and Blackhawks to go for this?

1973

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  The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers 2010 Stanley Cup final started out on a positive note in regards to threatening the all time mark for goals scored in a final series with a 6-5...

Blackhawks and Canadiens 1973: Games One and Six - Audio from a Classic Stanley Cup Final

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Blackhawks and Canadiens 1973 - Game On Audio from a Classic Stanley Cup Final

Louis Leblanc, 22 Canadiens Prospects at Development Camp On June 1

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Louis Leblanc, 22 Canadiens Prospects at Development Camp On June 1

Twenty - Five Great Moments from The Blackhawks First Fifty Seasons: 1927 to 1977

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Twenty - Five Great Moments from The Blackhawks First Fifty Seasons: 1927 to 1977

1961 Stanley Cup Champions Chicago Blackhawks In Video Clips and News Clips

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1961 Stanley Cup Champions Chicago Blackhawks In Video Clips and News Clips

A Lesson in Humility Helped in the Maturing of Carey Price

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A Lesson in Humility Helped in the Maturing of Carey Price

Lafleur shares his thoughts on the Habs' run, Gomez, Kostitsyn and Canadiens goaltending

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Lafleur shares his thoughts on the Habs' run, Gomez, Kostitsyn and Canadiens goaltending

A Flyers Lesson, Applied To The Canadiens

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After allowing the shock of elimination to settle in for over 24 hours, can you say for yourself that you are any less stunned than than you were Monday night? If you happened to see the...

Habs Dream Season Over With 4-2 Loss To Flyers

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Habs Dream Season Over With Loss To Flyers

Do or Die Round Six for the Canadiens - Plekanec Predicts a Win

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Do or Die Round Six for the Canadiens - Plekanec Predicts a Win

Flyers Place Habs Backs To The Wall

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Flyers Place Habs Backs To The Wall

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