In recognition of the Montreal Canadiens 100th anniversary, EA Sports has inserted a number of Habs legends into their latest edition of their NHL video game.
Imagine getting the chance to fill the net with Maurice “Rocket” Richard or Jean Beliveau, fly down the wing with Guy Lafleur as his trademark locks flow in the wind, or make the big save with Ken Dryden or Patrick Roy, as none other than the “Big Three” of Larry Robinson, Serge Savard and Guy Lapointe clear the crease and start the rush.
Also lacing them up for NHL09 are forwards Bernard “Boom Boom” Geoffrion, Toe Blake, Dickie Moore, Bob Gainey, Yvan Cournoyer, Steve Shutt, Henri Richard, Howie Morenz, and Jacques Lemaire, as well as defensemen Emile “Butch” Bouchard, Jacques Laperriere, and Doug Harvey and goaltending legend Jacques Plante.
Though not a big Canadiens fan, it would still be fun to have the chance to play a game with these guys. Too bad they didn’t have the original star, Didier Pitre.