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Somehow The Montreal Canadiens Should Honor Toe Blake And Scotty Bowman

from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette,

Toe Blake, for instance, could have his No. 6 up there — but a better way to honour Blake, in my view, would be with the ceremony that should come next, hoisting a banner to honour Blake and Scotty Bowman, the two greatest coaches in the history of the game. (At least some consideration should be given to a similar honour for Dick Irvin — the senior Irvin coached 896 games, only 18 fewer than Blake, but his winning percentage was well below that of Blake and Bowman.)

It may be uncommon to honour coaches in such fashion but then, the Canadiens had uncommon coaches and Bowman was almost certainly the greatest coach in the history of the game, even if Bowman himself gives the nod to Blake. In the long history of a game’s greatest team, no one deserves such an honour more than Bowman and Blake.

more plus some talk on renaming the NHL trophies...

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Primis's avatar

Ahh yes, another MTL pregame ceremony.

Posted by Primis on 11/10/14 at 12:39 PM ET

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