Tie-ing up loose ends

Wednesday, 03.09.2008 / 9:10 AM / News
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Tie-ing up loose ends
MONTREAL - It’s been a whirlwind five and a half months for Guy Carbonneau’s infamous lucky Hermès tie and now, the accessory has moved on.

Auctioned off at the Canadiens annual golf tournament at Laval-sur-le-Lac Golf Club on Tuesday, the colorful neckwear sported by Carbonneau on four occasions last season brought in a hefty sum.

“It became quite the story,” said Carbonneau just before the auction.  “I was supposed to put it up for auction at my tournament last week but I decided to put it up today instead.”

And it would seem the Habs’ head coach made the right decision.  The lucky bidder, who had promised to pay a minimum of $75,000 for the famous fabric, in the end walked away with the tie and a $100,000 price tag.

Overall, the tournament raised a total of $561,000, which will be split between the "Formons une famille" organization and the Canadiens Children’s Foundation.

Heather Engel is a writer for canadiens.com