What Will the Montreal Media Do Without Their Poster Boy, Guillaume Latendresse?

November 24th, 2009 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
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There is no denying that Guillaume Latendresse has enjoyed an extraordinary amount of media attention well in excess of what a player with his skills and his numbers would normally deserve.

So, who is this player who received so much ink and broadcast time? Is he really one of the greats in Canadiens history? Are the rest of us just not seeing it?

Latendresse has 48 goals and 37 assists for 85 points in 232 NHL games. Latendresse is one behind Charlie Sands and one ahead of Bert Corbeau on the Canadiens' all-time point list.


Sands was a diminutive center who wore No. 9 for the Habs from 1939-1943. Sands was the last player to wear the number before Rocket Richard arrived in 1943. Sands was born in Fort William, Ontario and was a solid two-way player—sorry, those words would never be used to describe Latendresse. Sands' 86 points were scored in just 159 games.

Corbeau was a defenseman from Penetaguishene, Ontario who tallied 84 points in 167 games for the Canadiens from 1914-1922. Again, a player who achieved similar points in far fewer games than Latendresse.

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