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July / August 2013

July / August 2013

- Brendan Gallagher
- Alexei Emelin
- Graham Rynbend
- P.K. Subban
- Hugh Jackman
- Boomer Esiason
- Brady Vail
- Chuck Hughes

Star Student

The prototype of a perfect pupil, Brendan Gallagher has proven to be a coach's dream at every level he's ever played.

The Emelin Effect

With his knack for dishing out punishment, Alexei Emelin never had trouble making his presence felt on the ice. Yet his biggest impact on the team came with him suddenly out of the lineup.

The Hurt Locker

He's never scored a goal in nearly two decades with the Canadiens, but Graham Rynbend has done his part for the team, one stitch, ice pack and treatment at a time.

Tattoos and Tailgates with Chuck Hughes

It makes sense that if you're going to ask a celebrity chef to prepare dishes inspired by the taste of Canadiens players, you connect with a guy whose initials are ''C.H.'' In this issue, Chuck Hughes prepares a steak frites cover boy Brendan Gallagher.

On the Rise: Brady Vail

Forty degrees in the shade. Golf courses at every street corner. Swamps and alligators. That may not usually describe the most fertile breeding ground for a hockey player...

Breezy Does it

In his near two decade career in the NHL, Patrice Brisebois spanned multiple generations with the Canadiens. There isn't much the Stanley Cup champ hasn't seen over the years, so we called on the retired blue-liner and current Canadiens player development coach to share some insider info with us.

Got a question for Breezer? With luck, the man himself just might answer it. Send your question today to and it could end up featured in an upcoming issue.

The Last Word: Boomer Esiason

Known for his no-holds-barred style both on the field and on set, Boomer Esiason has never been at a loss for words when analyzing athletic exploits. After trading in his cleats for the safer confines of life in the media after retirement, the former star NFL quarterback spends most of his time on the air talking football, but rest assured the man knows his hockey. We caught up with the 52-year-old analyst to find out more about his passion for the puck.

* Read the full interview HERE

On the Fly

Quick hits, insider chatter, and other random facts including:

-    P.K. Subban: Gold Standard
-    Behind Enemy Lines: Henrik Zetterberg on Raphael Diaz
-    À la Montréal: Lars Eller
-    My Man: Maripier Morin
-    Celebrity Fan: Hugh Jackman

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