Having lived in the Buffalo area my whole life, I have a lot of great memories of the French Connection: Gilbert Perreault, Rick Martin and Rene Robert. These guys were the BEST Buffalo Sabres to ever put on the uniform. You will never again see three players that inspired our team and town like these guys. With the recent passing of Rick Martin, it makes many of us long for the glory days of Buffalo Sabres hockey.

Labatt Brewing of Buffalo has decided to honor our beloved French Connection with some special commemorative cans of Labatt Blue and Labatt Blue Light. What a perfect way to pay tribute to the three greatest Buffalo Sabres that ever lived. These special cans will be inside specially marked twelve packs of 24 ounce cans of Labatt Blue and Labatt Blue Light beginning in February of 2012. There will be one player can in each 12 pack. Thank you Labatt USA!