Habs intentionally end sellout streak to honour #4

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  1. ottawa

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    Not sure if this was already a thread...but pretty nice thing for the habs to do, it was approaching 400 and then they intentionally ended it. There was only one seat that was not taken and that was the one reserved for Mr Beliveau himself. Hats off to the habs organization, putting their respected players before any silly streak

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    Such a profound individual who had an immense spirit– perhaps his seat was not empty after all. Perhaps.
     
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    This is damn great
     
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    I don't like the Habs at all as a team, but you have to give them credit for the way they honor their legends. Great organization and a true example for others.
     
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    that's really cool
     
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    Nice gesture by the Habs.

    Beliveau played way before my time so I don't remember his playing days at all. The only memory I have of him is a televised interview he gave a local Pittsburgh reporter during a Habs/Pens game in Montreal. Pittsburgh was going through a really tough time as a hockey market with the Pens possibly relocating at the time and Beliveau was so complimentary of Pittsburgh, our fans and his memories of playing there. It was a treat to listen to. He came off as one of the classiest people you'd ever hear speak.

    R.I.P.
     
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    My thought's are with the person that didn't get a ticket despite a seat being empty. :( :sarcasm:

    Not to be disrespectful, I really think it's a great gesture!
     
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    That is fantastic. Well done Habs!
     
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    Say what you will about the NHL, but there are more genuine classy moves by NHL teams in a given year than all the other sport franchises together
     
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    That seat has been his for years anyways, not really as if it is taking it away from anyone.
     
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    Jean Beliveau would answer every single letter a fan wrote to him. Just shows how great of a person he was
     
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    Thats cool. Do they intend to leave it unsold?
     
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    Love it.

    That would be cool if they left the seat unsold with his #4 Jersey number on the seat for the rest of the regular season.
     
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    That's pretty amazing. RIP. Was awful seeing his wife crying like that, but what an awesome ovation.
     
  15. ottawa

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    It was his favourite seat, had been his for years. I believe I read somewhere that the habs will leave it empty for the remainder of the season.
     
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    they already said that I think.

    It will remain empty for the remainder of the season.

    It was pretty emotional when the team gave her the game puck from last night as well....
     
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    I'm not sure personally but I have a couple thoughts which would be cool, and make sense.

    1. Keep the spotlight on it all year
    2. Elise (his wife) can sit in it for as long as she lives and pass it on to his family


    I imagine they'll take the physical seat out after the season (or Elise dies) and put it in the hall, but who knows.
     
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    They are changing the seat count to keep it empty.
     
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    Well done, the whole ceremony was well done as usual. Another great has been lost but will remain in our hearts and minds.
     
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    Fantastic and memorable gesture by the Habs.
     
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    Habs are the epitomy of class. They are the example for the other 29 teams on how to do it right.

    Well done Habs, well done.
     
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    A+ move by the Habs
     
  23. njdevil26

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    I'm in love with your avatar. I just saw her live and she's amazing.

    Anyway.... really nice move by the Habs. They always know how to get it done with special occasions.
     
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    Pretty sure the arena was still sold out, they just listed the attendance with one less person and left the seat open. Those were his seats for how many years? they're obviously spoken for and not for sale.
     
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    correct. the Beliveau family owns 4 seats in that row.
     

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