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Lafleur stays on as Canadiens team ambassador @NHLdotcom

MONTREAL (AP) - Guy Lafleur is staying on as an ambassador for the Montreal Canadiens.

The Canadiens said Thursday that the club's career scoring leader has signed a long-term deal to remain one of the team's five public relations ambassadors. He joins Jean Beliveau, Henri Richard, Yvan Cournoyer and Rejean Houle, who all renewed their contracts earlier this year.

Of the five, Lafleur has always been the most outspoken, sometimes criticizing the team for poor play or bad decisions. A few years ago when the Canadiens were struggling to score, Lafleur caused a stir when he said that instead of having first and second lines they had "four fourth lines."

He was especially controversial when he had a weekly newspaper column which he has since dropped.

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