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Get your bidding paddles ready, Habs fans – Bob Gainey memorabilia now up for auction
MONTREAL -- Starting today, Habs fans can take home some of Hockey Hall of Famer Bob Gainey’s classic memorabilia.
From trophies, to 10K gold Stanley Cup rings, to jerseys, the former Montreal Canadiens’ belongings will be up for auction online until June 16. Items are listed for as little as $125 (achievement sticks) to $5,000 (Stanley Cup rings), and bidding has already begun.
Gainey, who played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1973 to 1989, has been named one of the top defensive forwards in NHL history. He returned to the team in the form of their general manager in 2003, before stepping down in 2010.
"Between the decision of leaving a little too early or staying a little too long, I prefer to leave a little too early," Gainey said at the time. "I've done my best, now it's time for me to pass the torch."
Among the many items listed online is jersey Gainey wore during the 1977 NHL All-Star Game.