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Canadiens mourn the passing of former goaltender Tony Esposito

The Hall-of-Famer played 13 games for the Canadiens in 1968-69

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL / News release

MONTREAL - The Canadiens family mourns the loss of former netminder and NHL All-Star Tony Esposito following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 78.

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Canadiens mourn the loss of Tom Kurvers

The former defenseman won the Stanley Cup with Montreal in 1986

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL / News Release

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former defenseman and hockey executive Tom Kurvers after a courageous battle against lung cancer. He was 58.

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Canadiens mourn the loss of Gilles Lupien

The former defenseman passed away at age 67 after a courageous battle with cancer

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL / News Release

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former defenseman Gilles Lupien after a courageous battle against cancer. He was 67.

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Gionta: 'It was the best five years of my career'

Former captain Brian Gionta will always be grateful for his time with the Canadiens

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Brian Gionta had eight seasons under his belt when he became the 28th captain in Canadiens franchise history on September 29, 2010.

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Carbonneau: 'I never thought about playing for another team'

Putting on a Canadiens jersey has been a dream fulfilled for many players, including Guy Carbonneau and Vincent Damphousse

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier. Translated by Matt Cudzinowski. @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Not every player has the opportunity to play for their childhood team.

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Brisebois: 'I still have that stick today'

Some gifts are just too precious to part with, especially when they're from your idol

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Patrice Brisebois will always remember his first encounter with Chris Chelios.

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Théodore: 'That isn't a trophy you hope to win'

The former Canadiens goaltender discussed a personal tragedy that happened shortly before the 2009-10 campaign began

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier. Translated by Matt Cudzinowski. @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - In the summer of 2009, José Théodore and his wife Stéphanie Cloutier were dealt a cruel hand.

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Coach Pleky? It could happen

Fan favorite Tomas Plekanec might step behind the bench after his playing career is over

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Tomas Plekanec won't necessarily be hanging up his skates in retirement.

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Savard: 'We beat a team that advocated violence'

Serge Savard won the Stanley Cup eight times, but the 1976 triumph was the most memorable of them all

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier. Translated by Matt Cudzinowski. @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - For Serge Savard, every single one of his eight Stanley Cup rings is special in its own way.

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Brisebois: 'I thought Guy Lafleur was back on the ice'

Alex Kovalev stunned Patrice Brisebois with his helmetless goal during the 2008 playoffs

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Being shadowed by Zdeno Chara isn't a pleasant experience.

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