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Top 100 Habs: #49

#49: Peter Mahovlich

Peter Mahovlich was originally drafted by the Detroit Red Wings, but was traded to the Montreal Canadiens after having difficulty cracking the Wings lineup.

Peter Mahovlich

Peter Mahovlich

After a first forgettable season with the Habs (he had nine goals in 36 games and spent much of the year in the minors), Mahovlich exploded in the the 1970-71 season. He scored 35 goals that year, and followed that up with 10 goals and 16 points in 20 playoff games, helping the Habs win the Stanley Cup that year.

He scored another 35 goals the next season, and was good enough to make the roster of the historic Canada Cup team that battled Russia in a eight-game Summit Series.

After a disappointing 21 goal-season in 72-73, Mahovlich went back to his regular goal-scoring ways, as he had goal seasons of 36, 35 and 34 the next three years. He added 87 assists in the 74-75 season, for a total of 117 points.

He won four Stanley Cups with the Habs in the 70s, before being traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

For more on Pete Mahovlich:

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I don’t care about celebrities’ thoughts on octuplets

See, originally, I didn’t want to blog about Nadya Suleman.

Octuplet mom Nadya Suleman is now hitting the news station circuit.

Octuplet mom Nadya Suleman is now hitting the news station circuit.

She’s the woman who gave birth to octuplets a month or so ago. Apparently, this woman’s personal life now means everyone can tell her how she is supposed to live her life and how many children she’s allowed to have.

Fine, I get it. People think she’s a bad mom for having another eight kids. But lately, she’s been turned into a celebrity bigger than Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.

First, was all the comparisons to Angelina Jolie. Kind of silly, but I think that’s what originally started making her a celebrity.

The debate over whether her doctor should have allowed her to do this is what made it a news story, but the look-alike thing is what makes her a celebrity.

Now, quality entertainment (I use those words very loosely) programs such as Entertainment Tonight, Entertainment Tonight Canada, Access Hollywood and some others I don’t know the names of, spend the first few minutes of every program asking celebrities what they think of the octuplets mom.

*disclaimer: I don’t watch these shows, my wife does. I actually leave the room five minutes in to the program to go play Playstation because they make me sick.


I have a small question: Who cares? Why would anyone care what Rosie O’Donnell thinks of Nadya Suleman? To use paraphrase one of her most famous quotes: “Why does she get to be the moral compass for other mothers across the world?”

Cher also weighed in with her thoughts.

Personally, though, I’m still holding out hope that the youngest kid from Home Improvement will be giving his opinion of the whole thing.

Why do we care what celebrities think of the octuplet mom?

Why do we care what celebrities think of the octuplet mom?

As for Nadya Suleman, if she wants to have more kids, why is it up to us to tell her she’s not allowed? Does anyone tell Michelle Duggar, who gave birth to her 18th child last year, to stop, even though she wants more?

If Suleman wanted more kids, it’s not our place to tell her no. I certainly wouldn’t appreciate it if people told me to stop having kids or letting me know I was a bad parent.

She now has the opportunity to make money (she’s looking for $2 million after appearing on Oprah, and has been offered $1 million to star in a porn video under the Vivid Entertainment company). If successful, she’ll be able to afford to raise her kids.

Let her decide what is best for her life and her kids’ life, and leave her alone.

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