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by Paul on 10/23/11 at 09:39 PM ET
from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette,
Glen Metropolit does this every day, in the small, postcard-pretty lakeside city of Zug, Switzerland:
“First thing in the morning, I’ve got to check on the guys,” Metropolit said Sunday of his Internet routine. “Got to check out my team. I’m watching the boxscores, trying to check on my old linemate, Darchie, my buddy Hal. I’m glad Gorgie is back.”
Metropolit is speaking of the Canadiens, of course, and of former teammates Mathieu Darche, Hal Gill and Josh Gorges.
The Habs are Metropolit’s team, his sweater for 90 games from 2008-10. Montreal is home for his heart, no matter that he played on six other clubs between 1999-2010 during his 407-game National Hockey League career.
And Metropolit, the leading scorer in the Swiss National A League last season, hopes there might be a 408th NHL game in his future.
The 37-year-old centreman is in a strange place, as breathtaking as the scenery might be. EV Zug, the club with which he signed for a year and an option 14 months ago, has five imports; that’s one more than can be dressed for games.
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