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Jean Beliveau

Jean Beliveau (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images), Ralph Kiner (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images), Don Zimmer  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images), Tony Gwynn (Photo by Marilynn Young/AFP/Getty Images)

In Memoriam: Gwynn, Zimmer, Kiner Among Notable Sports Deaths In 2014

For one, the tool of choice was a bat. For the other, a stick. Tony Gwynn and Jean Beliveau died this year, unparalleled craftsmen who made the supremely difficult look almost easy.

12/31/2014

Former Montreal Canadiens great Jean Beliveau speaks with the media during the “Salute to the Stanley Cup Legends” on June 1, 2007, at the Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

Silverman: Beliveau’s Dignity, Humility Defined Him As Much As His Success

There may have been a few that were bigger in the sport than Jean Beliveau, but there has never been a classier athlete in any sport.

12/03/2014

Brandon Prust (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Brandon Prust Enjoying Life In Montreal; Rangers Are Yet To Fill His Void

For Prust, his biggest adjustment in Montreal is learning the finer points of the French language. Meanwhile, the Rangers are struggling to replace the multi-dimensional void left by his absence.

02/20/2013