MONTREAL — Sheldon Souray is attending the NHL All-Star Game for the third time in his NHL career.
The Edmonton Oilers blueliner is back in Montreal, where he first came to prominence over the course of six seasons after a trade from New Jersey, for the 2009 edition of the game scheduled for Sunday. During part of his time with the Habs, current Boston Bruins and Eastern Conference All-Star head coach Claude Julien was the Montreal bench boss. And he left his mark on Souray.
“Claude was awesome. I liked him a lot,” Souray said today during the Western Conference All-Stars’ media availability. “He was a fair guy. One thing I can say about him, there was no gray area – it was black and white and he made things simple. (more…)