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December 10, 2013 3:48 pm

Behold: Bell Centre

Unfortunately because of the roster move and time constraints, it’s a brief Behold post today.

Before you look at the pictures snapped during this morning’s skate, it is worth noting that there are 15 numbers belonging to 17 different players that are hanging in the rafters at this arena, which opened in 1996.

1 – Jacques Plante
2 – Doug Harvey
3 – Emile Bouchard
4 – Jean Beliveau
5 – Bernie Geoffrion
7 – Howie Morenz
9 – Maurice Richard
10 – Guy Lafleur
12 – Dickie Moore
12 – Yvan Cournoyer
16 – Henri Richard
16 – Elmer Lach
18 – Serge Savard
19 – Larry Robinson
23 – Bob Gainey
29 – Ken Dryden
33 – Patrick Roy

The Montreal Expos are also honored with banner high atop the Bell Centre, and Youppi!, the former Expos mascot, is the current Canadiens mascot.

There is a very steep incline in the seating area here, which makes for excellent sightlines.

The pretty pictures:

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