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Guy Carbonneau, captain of Les Canadiens

The Story

A cliché it may be, but for Montreal Canadiens captain Guy Carbonneau, the best offence really is a good defence. By scrutinizing the Buffalo Sabres' Pierre Turgeon, Carbonneau has exploited his opponent's weaknesses and kept him from scoring a single point after two games in the first round of the 1990 NHL playoffs. In this CBC-TV interview, Carbonneau says his team has a good chance of beating Buffalo to advance to the next round. 

Medium: Television
Program: CBC News
Broadcast Date: April 9, 1990
Guest(s): Guy Carbonneau, Pierre Turgeon
Reporter: Tom Harrington
Duration: 2:00

Did You know?

• Born in 1960, Guy Carbonneau played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League before joining the roster of the Montreal Canadiens in 1980.

• In the playoff series discussed in this clip, the Canadiens bested the Sabres four games to two. They were knocked out in the next round by the Boston Bruins.

• In 2000, at the age of 40, Carbonneau retired as a player after rounding out his career with the Dallas Stars for five seasons. Shortly after that, he joined the coaching staff of the Canadiens, and then moved to the Stars as assistant to the general manager.

• Carbonneau replaced Bob Gainey as head coach of the Canadiens in May 2006. He was fired three years later, only to see Gainey step back into the role.

• CBC-TV's Hockey Night in Canada welcomed Carbonneau as an analyst starting in the 2009-10 season.



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