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January / February 2014

January / February 2014

- Michael Bournival
- Tomas Plekanec
- Peter Budaj
- Brian Gionta
- Jeremy Gregoire
- Chuck Hughes
- Sir Ian McKellen

Taking Flight

Just one year after leaving the family nest, Michael Bournival is already proving the sky is the limit.

Groundhog Day

Doing the same thing every day for a decade might not seem exciting to some, but for Tomas Plekanec, consistency has been the secret to his success.

Country Strong

For those who've earned the right to represent their country on the world's greatest stage, no two olympic experiences are alike.

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 roasted chicken and cheesy mashed
potatoes for cover boy Michael Bournival.

On the Rise: Jeremy Gregoire

Jeremy Gregoire hails from Sherbrooke, but he didn’t learn the game by lacing up his skates and hitting an outdoor rink. His first strides actually came under the hot sun in Texas and Oklahoma.

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: Sir Ian McKellen

Widely considered one of the greatest actors of his generation, Sir Ian McKellen has wowed audiences in everything from the stage to the screen throughout his career. Open to a variety of roles, McKellen refuses to be typecast, although he’s recently been making his case for a spot in the Fantasy Hall of Fame with his performances as Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and Magneto in the X-Men movies. We sat down with the 74-year-old Brit to find out more about his growing love affair with Montreal and his budding interest in hockey.

* Read the full interview HERE

On the Fly

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

-  Brian Gionta: Captain Gio
-  Behind Enemy Lines: Bobby Ryan on George Parros
-  Abducted by Aliens: P.K. Subban
-  What's your number : David Desharnais

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