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Happy 80th Birthday, Jean Beliveau

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

  2. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    you describe him perfectly. they don't make players as elegant as jean beliveau anymore. right down to his name. 8)
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Always surprised that he never won a Lady Byng. His equally elegant opponent with same first name won 2 - Jean Rattelle
  4. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    A line of Jean Beliveau, Jean Ratelle and Guy Lafleur would have been amazingly gracefully and classy. Gilles Villemure would have backstopped. Pierre Pilote would have one side of the ice and for shits and giggles I would throw Moose Vasko out there just to ruin the flare.
  5. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    gotta find room for maurice richard out there, too.
  6. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Jean Beliveau turned down the offer to be the Governor-General of Canada because of family issues.
  7. bigbadeagle

    bigbadeagle Member

    The second best No. 4 in hockey history. Always been a Beliveau fan — and this comes from a diehard Bs fan. He's the epitome of elan.
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    The matinee idol of the '50s Habs. No one else was close.
  9. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    They built the Quebec Colisee for him when he played junior.
  10. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Elegant though he may have been, Beliveau played with an edge that likely would never have allowed him to win the Lady Byng.

    The year he won his first scoring title, he was also third in the league in PIMs.

    And maybe that's an even bigger reason why he was and will always be the perfect picture of everything a hockey captain should be. Happy Birthday, Jean. :)
  11. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    I was always partial to Yvan Cournoyer, both in cool name and style of play.

    But happy b-day to Jean Beliveau, all the same.
  12. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    How many Heismans did he say Ron Powlus would win?
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