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Left My Wallet: Pat Laprade on everything Montreal sports


'Left My Wallet' returns with some serious Montreal sports talk with Montreal wrestling historian and friend of the site, Pat Laprade!

There's no better place to start our conversation with the Montreal native than with some hockey talk. We discuss this year's NHL playoffs, growing up a Canadiens fan and the downfall of the franchise, the Patrick Roy era and divorce, and what the team needs to do to get back to the NHL elite.

We then talk about his memories of collecting autographs after Canadiens' shootarounds, the backstage information he received on trades and player personnel moves before the advent of the Internet, players he's met, and more.

Our talk then turns to the Expos. Pat recalls memories of going to Olympic Stadium as a child in the 80s and the heyday of the franchise, all his favorite players, Vladimir Guerrero, and the phenomenon in Canada that is his son. He then shares some great stories about getting autographs from ballplayers, who was great, and who were no so kind. He also tells a story about when he approached Barry Bonds for an autograph.

It's a different side of the "Mad Dogs, Midgets and Screwjobs" author that you've never heard before.

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