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Habs lose a great

As has been reported here earlier today, the Canadiens family lost Emile “Butch” Bouchard this morning, after a long battle with illness. 92 years old, Mr. Bouchard was last seen publicly during Montreal’s centennial celebration, when his sweater was, rightfully, retired amongst the rafters of the Bell Centre. #3 preceded Rocket Richard as Captain of the Habs, and won four Stanley Cups as a member of the Habs. Jean Beliveau has commented that Bouchard was his role model as a captain.

Best wishes to the Bouchard family. He will be sorely missed.

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The Upper Canadien is your one stop shop for all things Montreal Canadiens. Since the summer of 2010, I've been providing Habs related news, notes, and most importantly, opinions. As a blogger, I don't believe it's my job to report the news, it's my privilege to comment on it. You may disagree with what I suggest. In fact, you most likely will. But that's the great part about blogging: it spurs opinion, comment and engages all involved. I've really enjoyed all the debate and commentary from readers thus far and I encourage everyone to respond with ideas on lineups, trades, logos, sweaters, mascots, whatever. The Upper Canadien is a conversation for all hockey fanatics.

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