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Fly on the Wall - Oct. 15, 2008

Wednesday, 15.10.2008 / 11:38 PM / News
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Fly on the Wall - Oct. 15, 2008
 
MONTREAL -- In the first edition of Fly on the Wall, find out why Claude Julien wasn’t all that depressed about his Bruins losing in a shootout and what makes Marc Savard a potentially closet Habs fan.

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Bruins head coach Claude Julien, who coached the Habs from 2002 to 2006, was happy to be leaving the Bell Centre with at least a precious point in the standings. 

“They get two points, but we still get one. Down three goals against a good team in their own building, we’ll take the point.”

Julien was even more pleased to have taken part in the Canadiens’ opening night pre-game festivities, launching the 100th season in franchise history. The meaning of the ceremony, honoring a dozen Habs Hall of Fame members, was hardly lost on the former Canadiens bench boss.

“It wasn’t difficult at all to experience the ceremony. On the contrary; it was an honor for us to be here.  It’s their 100th season.  To be a part of it and to experience and live the ceremony and this evening is truly an honor.”
 
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Ottawa native Marc Savard may not have ever played for the Canadiens over the course of his 12-year NHL career to date but he was still excited to be a part of the Habs’ home opener.

“It’s really special.  I grew up just down the road in Ottawa and my dad was a huge Habs fan.  It was a great ceremony and it was special to have been a part of it.”

Shauna Denis is a writer for canadiens.com


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