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Thoughts and prayers for Jean Beliveau

Rumours over the past week have had Canadiens legend Jean Beliveau suffering from poor health. Sadly, this news was confirmed in a tweet from the Montreal Gazette's Dave Stubbs, who conveys my view on the subject perfectly. Beliveau, who turned 83 this past week, is one of Montreal's all-time greats, and perhaps the classiest player ever to play the game of hockey.

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#Habs Jean Béliveau, in frail health, has lived his generous life w/ dignity, class & grace. He & his family deserve privacy. Respect that.

Be well, M. Beliveau. 

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Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

One of my all time favorite players. Hoping for the best.

Sincerely,
Kate

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 09/04/14 at 09:46 PM ET

Jaromir Blogger's avatar

Agreed.

Posted by Jaromir Blogger on 09/04/14 at 09:58 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Amen Kate. Lady Byng trophy should be re-named with his in his honor.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 09/04/14 at 10:10 PM ET

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