Author Biographies

Rick Stephens

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Rick is the Editor-in-Chief, lead contributor, and owner of the All Habs network of websites. His mission is to build a community of Canadiens fans who are informed, engaged and connected. He is the vision behind all four sites within the network - All Habs, Habs Tweetup, We Are Canadiens, and The Montreal Forum - and is responsible for the design and layout of each. In concert with the strong belief that "Habs fans are everywhere!", Rick is pleased that people use All Habs as a conduit to find and connect with other Habs fans worldwide. He is also proud that Habs Tweetups have allowed fans to meet in person and develop long lasting friendships.

Amy

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Amy is the manager and lead contributor of the Habs Tweetup website. She is a professional voice actor and is the vocal talent behind All Habs OUT LOUD. We try to overlook her fascination with the Orange & Black and take solace that she is almost equally passionate about the Canadiens. Her favourite NHL player is Martin Biron. When she's not watching hockey or traveling to a Habs Tweetup, Amy can be found watching other sports like football, baseball, and tennis. She also enjoys reading, watching movies, gardening, and performing as a bellydancer.

Andrew Giesbrecht

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A lifelong Habs fan, stuck on the prairies. While all my elementary school friends were raving about Teemu Selanne, I was watching Patrick Roy hoist the cup. Social media has given me the chance to feel more connected to my fellow fans, even with the distance.

Corey Desormeaux

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Corey fell in love with the Montreal Canadiens at a young age. Born and raised in Ottawa, ON, he's made the 2 hour drive to Montreal several times to see his favourite squad play. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from Carleton University. This, coupled with his extensive experience in strategic communications and social media brings a unique dynamic to sports writing. He's had a beard since the young age of about 7 and is easily won over with food...preferably grilled cheese sandwiches.

Chris G

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Chris G is a Montrealer and has been a Habs fan all of his life. He hosts the Habs360 podcast every Saturday at 2pm ET during the hockey season. Follow him on Twitter @chrisg1980 and for more information on the podcast follow @Habs360

Christopher Nardella

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Christopher is an aspiring journist and a life long Habs fan. Every year around playoff time, a shrine is built in his bathroom that is comprised of a Habs jersey, t-shirt, a mini replica Stanley Cup and whatever his family and he feels like placing on there that is Habs related. He is also a Miami Marlins fan (no, this isn't a joke) and loves Nikita Scherbak.

Danielle LeCavalier

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Danielle possède plus de 15 années d'expérience comme pigiste dans le domaine de la traduction. Grâce à une clientèle aussi diverse que fidèle, elle a acquis au fil des ans une expérience variée, que ce soit auprès d'entreprises privées, d'agences de communication, d'entreprises reliées au sport, à l'éducation, à la construction, etc. Traductrice/réviseure dynamique, elle a eu le privilège de traduire pour le site officiel des Jeux Olympiques de Londres et a collaboré à la traduction d'un livre sur les 100 ans du CH. Son équipe préférée a toujours été le Canadien de Montréal et elle adore le hockey en général.

Erica T

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Long story short: After two decades of not really understanding it, Erica (aka Rookie) gave in to one of the best things about being a Montrealer: the Canadiens. She'd been a rabid TV fan for years before, which explains why she might on occasion compare hockey to TV. Hockey fans and TV fans are from two different worlds. It's an interesting line to walk, but Rookie's trying to give you the best of both worlds.

Virginie Forest

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Virginie is a Video Editor/Producer for AllHabs.net. Genetically engineered to love and cheer for the Montreal Canadiens, she is a major Hockey Fan and cannot wait to hear « THE CANADIENS WIN THE STANLEY CUP » for the 25th time in history! After years of studying production and editing, her goal (pun intended!) is to work in the Video Department of a professional Hockey Team. Her favorite player is the very all-around complete defenseman Kristopher Letang and her favorite team (on and off the ice) are the Pittsburgh Penguins… but don’t tell anyone around here! Other then being a Hockey Freak, she’s a TV & Movie Lover, a Music Breather and a Pathological Dreamer…

Isabella Rheault

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Ancienne joueuse de tennis maintenant descriptrice amateure and writer for all_habs#canadiens A du caractere de l'energie à revendre ,est tres passionnée pour tous ce qui figure dans mes intérêts et qui aime tous les sports!#play by play #everyday

Jordan Lambe

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Jordan is a small town guy from rural Newfoundland and has a huge passion for the game of hockey in general. He follows the Habs predominately, but also spends his spare time tracking the progress of the prospects in the Canadiens' system and watching junior hockey. His passion for the game extends beyond watching, as he also plays regularly in a mens league. He finds the unknown intriguing, and this tends to be the reason why he follows the junior ranks so closely and try to predict various players' career path.

Kathy K

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czechtacular (aka Kathy) is the former follower of a single team, whose interests still are and will always be number one in her book (she is the Managing Editor of All HABS, after all!) but making the jump to junior hockey in 2005 has resulted in, well, quite frankly, a mess that no one will ever be able to understand all at once. A former student of photography, history and communications, she has been to games of the NHL, AHL, QMJHL, CIS, LHJAAAQ, LNAH, and even the NWHL, and definitely doesn't intend on stopping there.

J.D. Lagrange

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J.D. is a Senior writer for All Habs as well as Associate-Editor for the French version Le Magazine All Habs, while one of three Administrators of the fan forum Les Fantômes du Forum. He has created the handle Habsterix as a fictional character for the sole purpose of the internet. It is based on the cartoon Asterix of Gaule and his magic potion is his passion for the Montreal Canadiens. How old is he? His close friends will tell you that he’s so old, his back goes out more than he does! He was born when Béliveau lifted the Cup and remembers the days when seeing the Habs winning was not a wish, it was an expectation. For him, writing is a hobby, not a profession. Having moved to beautiful British Columbia in 1992 from his home town of Sherbrooke, Quebec, he started writing mostly in French to keep up his grammar, until non-bilingual BC friends pushed him into starting his own English Blog. His wife will say that he can be stubborn, but she will be the first to recognise that he has great sense of humour. He is always happy to share with you readers his point of views on different topics, and while it is expected that people won’t always agree, respect of opinions and of others is his mission statement. || J.D. est Rédacteur-Adjoint sur Le Magazine All Habs et il est un Rédacteur Principal sur le site anglophone All Habs, tout en étant un des trois Administrateurs du forum de discussion Les Fantômes du Forum. Il a créé le pseudonyme Habstérix comme caractère fictif pour l’internet. Celui-ci est basé sur Astérix de Gaule et sa potion magique est sa passion pour les Canadiens de Montréal. Lorsqu’il est né, Jean Béliveau soulevait la Coupe Stanley et il se rappelle des jours où gagner n’était pas un espoir, mais une attente. Pour lui, écrire est un passe-temps, pas une profession. Ayant déménagé dans la superbe Colombie-Britannique en 1992 en provenance de sa ville natale de Sherbrooke, Québec, il a commencé à écrire en français pour garder sa grammaire, jusqu’à ce que ses amis anglophones ne réussissent à le convaincre d’avoir son blog en anglais. Son épouse vous dira qu’il est têtu, mais elle sera la première à reconnaître son grand sens de l’humour. Il est toujours fier de partager avec vous, lecteurs et lectrices, ses points de vue sur différents sujets, et quoi que les gens ne s’entendent pas toujours sur ceux-ci, le respect des opinions et des autres est son énoncé de mission.

Michael Ham-Fan

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Lien vers mes articles en français : http://fr.allhabs.net/author/mhamfan/ -- -Michael is a Staff Writer for All Habs Magazine. He completed a bachelor's degree in Psychology at the Université de Montréal and is now doing his Masters' degree at the Université de Sherbrooke in Clinical Sciences. Michael has been a hockey fan and a Habs fans pretty much all his life, so for the last two decades and a half. He was born in Montreal to a Chinese mother and a Honduran-Chinese father, so he is fluent in French, English and Cantonese. He understands Spanish and Mandarin but not enough to speak it. Raised in a monoparental family, Michael has been taught that respect and humility are values that are necessary in life. His objective in writing is to give information and to give his opinion. At no point will he try to act as an expert on the subject. Michael is humbled to be able to write on hockey and that has always been a dream for him. He attends a lot of hockey games and practices during the year (Habs, Juniors etc.) and when he is not at the game, he is watching them at home, so he will base his opinion a lot on what he has actually seen rather than what he has heard. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Michael est un chroniqueur pour Le Magazine All Habs. Il a complété un baccalauréat spécialisé en Psychologie à l'Université de Montréal et il est maintenant, à sa première année en maîtrise en Sciences Cliniques à l'Université de Sherbrooke. Michael a été un amateur de hockey et un partisan des Canadiens depuis les vingt-cinq dernières années. Il parle quotidiennement en français, en anglais et en cantonais. Il comprend aussi l'espagnol et le mandarin sans être très fluide. Michael a appris que la modestie et le respect étaient deux valeurs nécessaires dans la vie. Son approche pour écrire des articles est de donner son opinion basée sur de l'information concrète. Son but n'est surtout pas de se prendre pour un expert. Il assiste très souvent à des matchs de hockey (Canadiens, Juniors, etc.) et lorsqu'il n'est pas dans les estrades, il les regarde chez lui. Donc, son opinion sera basée sur ce qu'il aura vu, plus que ce qu'il aurait entendu. Michael est très content de pouvoir écrire sur le hockey et sur les Canadiens, car ceci a toujours été un rêve pour lui. En ayant grandi dans une famille monoparentale, il a appris que le respect et la modestie étaient des valeurs nécessaires dans la vie. Donc, ses articles ne seront jamais écrits sous le point de vue d'un expert, mais bien celui d'un amateur qui veut susciter la discussion avec ses pairs.

Paulo Cerqueira

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Thanks to his father's season tickets, going every Saturday night to the old Montreal Forum is where the passion for hockey, but most of all for the Habs began for young Paulo. The bond created between father, son and hockey, up in the "blues" on those wintery Saturday nights, to this day is still going strong and is still fanning the flame for the Montreal Canadiens within the Cerqueira household. Many years have passed since those days but the passion remains. Today owner of season tickets of his own, Paulo cherishes every game he can take his father to with the hope of one day soon taking his young son to his first game at the Bell Centre in order to create a new bond of grandfather, father, son and hockey...

Rabita Naqvi

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Just your average die hard Montreal Canadiens fan, who was raised in Toronto (GTA). She's a second year communications student at McMaster University, involved in photography and media relations. Photography is her passion, hobby and outlet to everything. She love to capture each precious moment from her iPhone to her Canon DSLR. She's previously done sports photography in high school and is now actively participating in the photo club at Mac! Currently a photojournalist for All Habs where she photograph practices and morning skates for the Hamilton Bulldogs.

Reza

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A Habs fan since 1992, not long after arriving in Montreal, to be awed by the team, city and country. Walking by the old Forum and attending a few matches were more than enough. Fate had him move into enemy territory (Toronto). He got his Physics degree but he eventually settled into computer-related work.

Rovena

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Rovena é brasileira e carrega Montréal e o Canadiens no coração desde os nove anos. Abriu mão do seu sono para acompanhar todos os jogos ao vivo. Não vê a hora de voltar e finalmente assistir a um jogo no Centre Bell. Ainda hoje confunde as línguas.

Simon Servant

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Étudiant en communication à l'Université de Montréal, Simon est un passionné de sports qui rêve de devenir journaliste sportif. Souvent reconnu pour ses opinions tranchées, il peut aussi faire preuve de logique et d'objectivité. Maniaque de hockey, il a toujours son mot à dire sur son équipe favorite : Les Canadiens de Montréal et n'hésite pas pour analyser ce qui se passe dans l'équipe. De plus, Simon est aussi journaliste accrédité à la couverture de l'Armada de Blainville-Boisbriand, dans la LHJMQ // Communications student at the University of Montreal, Simon is passionate about every sport and dreams of becoming a sports journalist one day. Often known for his strong opinions, he can also be logical and objective. Hockey maniac, he always has something to say about his favorite team : The Montreal Canadiens and doesn't hesitate to analyze what's happening with the team. Also, Simon is covering as a journalist the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada team in the QMJHL.

Sophie Lamote

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Née à Bruxelles en Belgique, Sophie est canadienne de nationalité depuis 2 ans, et québécoise de cœur depuis plus de 10 ans. Sportive depuis sa plus tendre enfance, c’est tout naturellement qu’elle a adopté le sport national de son pays dès qu’elle a posé le pied sur le sol québécois il y a une décennie. Titulaire d’une maîtrise en communication et d’un baccalauréat en éducation physique, Sophie a une passion équivalente pour l’écriture et le hockey. Écrire sur le hockey est devenu une évidence, se consacrer aux Canadiens de Montréal, une religion.

Shannon Penfound

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Shannon is currently studying Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Manitoba. When it comes to hockey, she is fascinated with group dynamics and the emotions athletes feel when training to return to elite sport following an injury. Originally from a small town in southwestern Ontario, and a bit of a globe-trotter in recent years, Shannon supports the bleu-blanc-rouge no matter where she sets her temporary roots.

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