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March-April 2014

March-April 2014

- David Desharnais
- Steve Begin
- Travis Moen
- Hugh Jackman
- Chuck Hughes
- Connor Crisp
- Douglas Murray

Davey Strikes Back

When David Desharnais struggled out of the gate this season, he heard about it from all sides in hockey mad Montreal. Then things suddenly got a whole lot quieter.

Manual Labor

There are no shortcuts when it comes to earning respect in today's NHL. Travis Moen has spent the past decade building his dressing room street cred one hit, backcheck and penalty kill at a time.


Some players are remembered for the big goals they score or the records they set. Steve Begin's enduring legacy in Montreal has little to do with how often his name appeared on a scoresheet.

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 sea bass for Travis Moen.

On The Rise: Connor Crisp

When nature hands you size, you need to take advantage of it. That’s exactly what Connor Crisp has done his entire career, and it’s what will help him navigate his way up the ranks.

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: Hugh Jackman

He may have achieved A-list level success by bringing Marvel mutant Wolverine to the big screen in the X-Men movie franchise, but Hugh Jackman is more than a buff superhero with an adamantium skeleton and lethal set of claws. An entrepreneur, philanthropist, classically-trained thespian, and one-time People magazine Sexiest Man Alive titleholder, the 45-year-old refuses to be typecast, even when it comes to his sporting preferences. While he loves all things Aussie like any good Sydney-born boy should, Jackman also hides a soft spot for hockey, as we discovered during his recent trip to the Bell Centre.

* Read the full interview HERE

On The Fly

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

-  Douglas Murray: Tap Technologist
-  Behind Enemy Lines: Stephen Gionta on Brian Gionta
-  Abducted by Aliens: Josh Gorges
-  My influences: Brandon Prust
- Epic Fan Caves

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