Quebec television pays tribute to Guy Lafleur

La té Quebec television pays tribute to Guy Lafleur

Guy Lafleur

Of course, Quebec television was not going to ignore the death of Guy Lafleur. A sporting, social and cultural icon, the Blond Demon has marked all generations with his exploits on the ice and his great humanity. This is no doubt why both variety and news programs will honor his memory in the coming days.

On Radio-Canada, Live from the universe >– who, by pure coincidence, already received former referee and sports commentator Ron Fournier to close his season – will be extended by 30 minutes this Saturday, April 23, and will start at 6:30 p.m., for a total duration of 90 minutes, to integrate a segment special hats off to Guy Lafleur.

Same scenario to Everyone talks about it. Sunday evening, at 7:30 p.m., ICI Télé will present a montage of the best moments of the passages of the late hockey player on the stand of Guy A. Lepage over the years. “There were several,” noted the latter, expressing his pain on Instagram.

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The regular 8 p.m. edition of Everyone talks about it will also welcome former accomplices of Lafleur, to continue the discussion at the height of the monument that has just left us. Patrick Huard (for his departure from La tour and his arrival on Amazon Prime Video with LOL: who will have the last laugh?), Parti Québécois MP Véronique Hivon (for her forthcoming retirement from political life), comedian Simon Delisle (for the launch of his one man show,Invincible), Hélène Jouan (Montreal correspondent for the daily Le monde, to talk about the French elections) and Martha Wainwright (for the release of her autobiography Nothing serious has happened yet) will also be there.

Secret Conversation

Still at the government corporation, the documentary Guy Lafleur, the Gatherer will be relayed as part of the Grands Reportages , this evening, Friday April 22, at 8 p.m., on ICI RDI (with rebroadcasts on Saturday on ICI Télé, and possibility of catching up on ICI Tou.tv).

In this portrait full of archive excerpts recounting both the exploits on the ice and the star's hard times, journalist Jean-François Poirier and director Marc Durand retrace Guy Lafleur's entire career, from his departure from Thurso, his hometown, until the end of his career in the uniform of the Nordiques de Québec.

On TVA, today's 5 p.m. newscast will run for 60 minutes instead of 35 to look back on the sparkling journey of the late Habs hero. We brought out of the vaults a long interview that Guy Lafleur had granted to Denis Lévesque in 2013, brought up for the occasion (tonight, 11 p.m.).

The excellent interview with “Flower” that Paul Arcand offered us at Secret Conversation, where the guest had delivered himself like never before with great authenticity, will be rebroadcast on Sunday at 9 p.m., just after Star Académie, who will even add his voice to the concert of praise with a portion in memoriam to Guy Lafleur during his season finale, starting at 7 p.m.

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The sports channels are obviously not left out. TVA Sports devotes all of its airtime today to the famous number 10, and JiC (from 5 p.m.) will exceptionally last three hours. Other meetings will be scheduled before and after the Avalanche-Oilers game scheduled for tonight. On Saturday and Sunday morning, nostalgic fans will perhaps be delighted to see, on TVA Sports 2, old legendary hockey games starring Guy Lafleur. To see the legend spinning at full speed on his skates, hair in the wind!

RDS has also adapted its usual schedule to the circumstances. 5 to 7 (3 p.m. to 6 p.m.), Hockey 360 (6 p.m. to 7 p.m.) and L'Antichambre (9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.) have changed their duration on this day of mourning. From 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Classic Evenings/In the Vault: Passion Guy Lafleur and Les Légendes des Canadiens: Guy Lafleur (also on the night of April 23, on RDS and RDS 2) will salute the esteemed ex-Glorieux.

It is also RDS which will transmit, Sunday evening, at 7 p.m., the first game at the Bell Center since the announcement of the death of Guy Lafleur, Friday morning . The game will oppose the Montreal Canadiens and their old enemy, the Boston Bruins. It's a safe bet that the Sainte-Flanelle will mark the departure of the one who was one of its most illustrious ambassadors, member of the Hall of Fame, but the chain did not yet have details to specify in this regard on Friday afternoon. “We can expect anything,” told MétroPatrick Tremblay, head of communications and public relations at Bell Media.

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