Montreal Canadiens: Keeping The No.27 As The “Kovalev 27”

Posted: 13th October 2009 by Miah D. in NHL
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Montreal Canadiens Georges Laraque confessed to the Gazette that he approached the Canadiens Management to ask for a number switch. Having always worn the no.27, he has been forced to change to no.17 when he joined the team; since a certain ôArtistö already had it. Call it superstition, or just coincidence; but LaraqueÆs first season as a no.17 was far from what we expected. First, a groin injury had him miss the entire 2008 camp, as well as the first few games of the team. He thankfully made the roster for the home opener, but has been sidelined again after only two games. The saga that followed was a mix of an on-and-off groin injury, combined with occasional healthy scratches. áBy the end of the season, his grand total was 33 games; meaning that he was bei ...

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