Today I wanted to honour two Montreal legends.
He is Danny Gallivan, the English voice of hockey in Montreal for three decades. In that time he broadcasted close to 2000 games including 16 Montreal Stanley Cup championships. Known nationally for his creative additions to the hockey lexicon (heck, to the English language) such as cannonading shot and spinnerama, Gallivan became a national treasure on par with Foster Hewitt.
Full Danny Gallivan biography
Mike Keane, who just announced his retirement.
He is a legend in Montreal, as well as in Dallas and Colorado and Winnipeg. Keane was a throwback to old time hockey. Like Bob Gainey, Keane was a selfless player who was only concerned with the team's success.
Pat Burns described Keane as "one of my favourite players to coach, the ultimate competitor." I am sure his peers would proudly label him "a hockey player's hockey player."
Full Mike Keane biography
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