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September 2012

September 2012

- Max Pacioretty
- Francis Bouillon
- Jean-Jacques Daigneault
- Chuck Hughes
- Patrice Brisebois
- Sebastian Collberg
- Brett Lawrie
- Raphael Diaz
- Eric Staal
- Erik Cole
- Travis Moen
- Peter Budaj

Learning to fly

He might not have a degree to hang on the wall and he won't be crossing a stage in a cap and gown anytime soon, but Max Pacioretty has ended up with the best education he could have imagined.

The Scenic Route

After being let go by the Montreal Canadiens three years ago, Francis Bouillon had every reason to be bitter. Far from holding a grudge, the gritty defenseman couldn't be happier to be coming home.

Student of the Game

During his career as a player and his transition behind the bench, Jean-Jacques Daigneault never been one to take shortcuts. There's a perfect time for everything, and his addition to the Canadiens coaching staff is no exception.

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 a sweet potato casserole for Max Pacioretty.

On the rise: Sebastian Collberg

Sebastian Collberg sat through an agonizing first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft without hearing his name called as early as he had anticipated. That's when one man's pain became another man's pleasure.

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: Brett Lawrie

Few baseball players have made the jump to the Major Leagues with as much fanfare and anticipation as Langley, BC native Brett Lawrie. After tearing up the minors, the 22-year-old wasted little time making his presence felt with the Blue Jays, turning double plays and driving home RBIs on a regular basis in his rookie year. Now in his first full season in Toronto, the homegrown third baseman is working on helping the Jays bring a World Series title to Canadian soil for the first time in two decades. We caught up with the versatile slugger to see how much inspiration he’s drawn from our national sport over the years.

* Read the full interview here

On the Fly

Quick hits, insider chatter, and other random facts including:
-    Raphael Diaz: Swiss Army Man
-    Secrets to... Winning a Draw
-    My Hometown: Travis Moen
-    Behind Enemy Lines: Eric Staal on Erik Cole
-    Head to Head: Colby Armstrong vs Neil Armstrong

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