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Montreal’s Pre-Game Celebration

Paul Grant of ESPN described it this way...

The night's opening ceremonies were a fridge stocked full of cheese, but none more cringe-worthy than the torch relay in Montreal. Not because it was a bad idea, but because it was anxiety personified, each calamitous step bringing those legends dangerously close to taking a header while carrying fire.

You can watch the ceremony below, bypass some of the introductions and at the 2:40 mark, the all-time Montreal greats begin appearing.  I'm just glad Henri Richard stopped when he did.

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but none more cringe-worthy than the torch relay in Montreal. Not because it was a bad idea, but because it was anxiety personified, each calamitous step bringing those legends dangerously close to taking a header while carrying fire

Exactly my thought. It also showed how far the Habs have fallen when you see the old guys with the torch and nothing in between the last 30 years. Also, could Gionta have looked any smaller on that big stage?

Posted by timbits on 01/20/13 at 11:21 AM ET

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