Dale Weise in Habs hockey heaven

Dale Weise (left) celebrates his overtime winner in Game 1 against Tampa Bay. The Winnipegger grew...

Dale Weise (left) celebrates his overtime winner in Game 1 against Tampa Bay. The Winnipegger grew up in a Habs family and his parents home is decorated in the team colours. (MIKE CARLSON/Getty Images/AFP)

Paul Friesen, Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 3:41 AM ET

WINNIPEG - Dale Weise feels like he’s died and gone to heaven.

At least, if heaven is dressed in red with murals of people like Guy Lafleur and Jean Beliveau on the walls.

OK, for some of us that sounds like hell.

But not for a kid whose North Kildonan home was always decked out in Montreal Canadiens paraphernalia.

“Go to their house right now, you’ll see Montreal stuff,” Weise, on the phone from Montreal, said of his parents’ place. “Even when I was playing for Vancouver, I had Montreal stuff everywhere. That’s always been our team, growing up.”

Now it’s their boy’s team, too. And the Weise family can cheer on Les Glorieux without guilt.

Sent to the Habs in a February trade, the 25-year-old winger helped his new team become the first to make it to Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.


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