Moore stays true to les Habitants

TERRY KOSHAN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:55 AM ET

Well, at least one famous ex-Canadien has decided to do his part for the team.

Dickie Moore owns 12 season tickets and does not plan to turn them in once the lockout is over. But the players' refusal to go for a cap has not gone over well with such greats as Guy Lafleur and Jean Beliveau, both of whom have been outspoken with their belief that the state of the game needs repair.

As passionate as Habs fans are, Montreal is one city where supporters will be back. But a somewhat disturbing trend that began a few years ago undoubtedly will pick up steam -- clients of corporations who normally received tickets to games have instead been requesting weekend getaways -- with a completely cancelled season.

Fan favourite Jose Theodore was to be in the final season of a three-year pact in 2004-05, leading the way to restricted free agency. But it would be hard to believe he has played his last game for the Canadiens. Unfortunately for hockey fans the world over, the unveiling of Radek Bonk in a Montreal sweater has been delayed with the lockout.


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