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Habs owner Geoff Molson talks about lockout, running into players at movie premiere

Nov 22, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

Geoff Molson.  Courtesy of Pierre Obendrauf and The Gazette's video. Geoff Molson. Courtesy of Pierre Obendrauf and The Gazette's video.

Montreal Canadiens owner Geoff Molson wants the fans to know that he is very well informed about the ongoing CBA negotiations and he feels comfortable about his involvement, but he doesn’t want to say too much more than that publicly, based on an interview uploaded by the Montreal Gazette.

“I’m not going to interfere by publicly saying something,” Molson said. “By interfering in the process, it might even prolong it.”

Molson is also “proud” of how the Canadiens players “staying together” through this lockout, according to the Gazette’s Dave Stubbs.

“(Habs players are) a group of people who like to be together and that’s a good sign for a team,” Molson added.

He’s been following his players on Twitter and ran into some of them during former Montreal Canadiens forward Chris Nilan’s recent movie premiere.

“You could just read in their eyes and they could read in my eyes, that’s about as much as I can say,” Molson said while breaking into a smile.

We imagine he’ll be more talkative with them once this lockout is over.

(Image courtesy of Pierre Obendrauf and The Gazette’s video.)

  1. ratflop - Nov 22, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Geoff Molson = silent majority. NHL power is in the hands of a select few owners. Why the rest of the owners put up with this is beyond my comprehension.

    • id4joey - Nov 22, 2012 at 5:40 PM

      Geoff can probably give you 50 million reasons.

      • id4joey - Nov 22, 2012 at 5:41 PM

        Well at least he didn’t run into them at Chez Paree or Thursdays on Crescent Street. LOL!

      • valoisvipers - Nov 22, 2012 at 6:02 PM

        Joey You from Montreal too?

      • blomfeld - Nov 22, 2012 at 6:49 PM

        I’m from Montreal friends ! :) … though it was a long time ago that we left …

      • valoisvipers - Nov 23, 2012 at 10:32 AM

        Blomfeld Thanks for the memories, watching that old footage makes me have real empathy for the Toronto Maple Leaf fans. It really has been a long drought for them.

    • lsxphotog - Nov 22, 2012 at 9:25 PM

      Yep. You’re beginning to hear the occasional owner express their frustrations. It’s unfortunate.

  2. lepulcher - Nov 22, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    Thursdays was closed six or seven weeks ago.

    • ratflop - Nov 22, 2012 at 8:35 PM

      Really?? It closed for good? That used to be my place back in the day. Sir Winnys still around?

  3. id4joey - Nov 22, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    I am.

    • blomfeld - Nov 22, 2012 at 10:44 PM

      I just knew you had to be Canadian ! :)

    • valoisvipers - Nov 23, 2012 at 10:36 AM

      Cool! From name you can tell what part of Pte Claire I’m in.Keep up the great posts joey!

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