Fandom: How it all begins

This post is to collect the ongoing series on Eyes on the Prize wherein the authors will tell you how they came to love the Montreal Canadiens. It is also the beginning of a contest! In order to enter, write your own experience of becoming a fan as a fanpost on EOTP. All those who write a post will be entered into a draw for a Habs t-shirt jersey (shersey) of their choice. The Active Stick encourages you to not choose Rene Bourque. The deadline to enter will be December 1st, so we'll have time to give the winner his or her gift before the holidays. We want to get to know you and give you free stuff! Aren't we awesome?

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And the winners are...

Two contests on EOTP have come to an end, so who are the winners?

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Why A Saskatchewan Kid Became a Habs Fan

As a young kid growing up in rural Saskatchewan, the Montreal Canadiens became a major part of Bruce Peter's life.

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The Journey From the Nordiques to the Habs

Hailing from Quebec city, I used to be a fan of the Nordiques. How is it that I came to be a fan of the hated Habs?

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A Familial Bond Extended To The Habs

Ultimately what sucked me in was getting to spend time watching the Habs with my dad on Saturday nights. Sharing in his passion and developing one of my own through him.

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The Bulldogs Were The Bait, The Habs The Prize.

Growing up in Southern Ontario and averse to the losing way of the Leafs, the Bulldogs were a welcome respite.

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There was never a choice

Writing about how I became a fan of the Montreal Canadiens is tantamount to explaining how I became Canadian; it is who I am. It is a large part of my identity. Whether it is a family member, or a long-time friend, they will all list my attachment to the Canadiens organization among the top-5 things that make me who I am.

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"Don't Change That Dial!" Well I did, thankfully!

How I became a Habs fan in Leafs country

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Andrew: "The eyes behind the mask drew me in"

Love isn't really a choice, it's something that you find or it finds you. Loving the Habs was an inevitability.

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Saku's return from cancer made a fan for life

Sometimes you choose your sports teams, and sometimes they choose you...

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