Habs Legends and History

Habs vs Lightning: What Happened Last Time?

It's been 10 years since the Lightning and Canadiens have met in the playoffs, and they'll be facing off on Wednesday for the second series ever between the two teams. But what happened the first time around?

Being black in the NHL

While this may seem like an odd topic for a white kid from Ontario to write about, it is a topic I feel needs to be explored. So let's take a look at the history of black players in pro hockey, and how things are now.

What to expect from the Habs at the deadline

The Montreal Canadiens are a decidedly conservative club when it comes to making moves at the trade deadline. Here's a look at what we can expect this year, based on the last five deadlines.

1000 points for Pocket Rocket

On December 20th 1973, Henri "Pocket Rocket" Richard, Canadiens legend and younger brother of Maurice potted his 1000th career point in a game against the Buffalo Sabres. Here's a look back at his career, and the night in question.

Killer curves

Trailing by a game in the finals, and by a goal in the second game of the series, Marty Mcsorley's stick may have been the thing that turned it all around for the Canadiens.

The H does not stand for Habs

There is a common misconception among fans of other teams, and even some Habs fans, that the Canadiens logo contains an H meaning Habs. Nope.

Guest post: Why Isles fans hate Kirk Muller

In the myopic and narcissistic world of sports fandom, each team has its own set of problems and issues, many of which will never be experienced by another team's fanbase.

Trader Sam

One time Sam Pollock yelled at my dad... When he wasn't yelling at kids in the neighbourhood, he was busy making shrewd moves like these as Canadiens GM.

10 Habs trades of the 90's: Trevor Linden

At last, I dip into the archives for a trade that I'm actually old enough to remember. In 1998, the Montreal Canadiens shipped their 1999 first round pick to Long Island for Trevor Linden.

10 Habs trades of the 90's: 'Le Trade'

Sorry folks, but when I started this series I knew I'd eventually have to do this to you. I don't think anyone will argue that this was the worst trade of the 90's, and maybe even the history of the Montreal Canadiens.

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10 trades of the 90's: Corson for Damphousse

While the 90's were a particularly bad decade for the Habs in terms of trades, not every trade was a complete failure. In the 1992 off-season, the Habs acquired eventual captain Vincent Damphousse from the Edmonton Oilers.

10 biggest Habs trades of the 90's: Chelios/Savard

The 1990's was not a great decade for the Habs when it comes to trades. This Summer, I'll be posting a series of articles outlining the top 10 (or not so top 10) trades of the decade. Up first: Chris Chelios for Denis Savard.

Another time the Bruins collapsed

On the heels of the epic 17 second defeat of the Bruins at the hands of the Blackhawks, let's take a look back at another stunning playoff loss for the B's. Just so happens, this one was against the Habs.

The Montreal Canadiens and the Norris

As P.K. Subban seems to be nearing the first Norris Trophy of his career, here's a look back at other Habs players that have earned the honour.

Sam Pollock: How the Habs grabbed Guy

The story of how the Habs got Guy Lafleur in the draft is one that is quite well known. But if you are one of those who has yet to hear this story, it is one that you must be told.

Habs vs. Sens: History

While we all would have loved to see the 34 year Habs/Leafs playoff drought end, we will instead be treated by the first ever Habs/Senators playoff meeting. Here are some of the greatest moments between these two teams.

The Good Friday Massacre

April 20th, 1984 was the date of one of the most intense brawls in the history of the NHL. The Montreal Canadiens and the Quebec Nordiques engaged in a veritable battle royal during game 6 of the Adams division finals.

Habs vs Leafs: A Dying Rivalry?

The Habs and Leafs rivalry just ain't what it used to be. Born of English-French tensions and hockey passion, a 30 year playoff series drought has somewhat cooled this once great rivalry. But, for how long?

Sam Pollock: Fleecing the Bruins

Following the 1964 draft, Sam Pollock orchestrated a trade between his Canadiens and the Boston Bruins. The trade involved four collegiate prospect players; three skaters and one goaltender: Ken Dryden.

Today in Habs History: The first of many

On the 30th of March, 1916; The Montreal Canadiens won the fifth and final game of the Stanley Cup Final series against the Portland Rosebuds. It was the first Stanley cup since the organizations inception in 1909, the first of many.

Revisiting the Richard Riot

Midway through the 1954-55 season, Maurice Richard was on track for the scoring title and the team couldn't have been better positioned. It all came undone on March 13th, 1955, leading to one of the worst moments in Habs, and in hockey history.

Trouble engulfs Ribinsoin's jersey retirement

Trouble has erupted during the attempt to retire Larry Ribinsoin's jersey for Fluurg.

We already know who wore #10 best

There were 16 players to wear number 10 for the Montreal Canadiens before it was retired in honour of Le Démon Blond, but no one is fit to carry a contest against him for the best ever.

POLL: Who Wore It Best: #11

The number 11 has been worn by twenty seven players for the Habs in over a 100 years of history, but only three make it to this list. Who wore it better?

POLL: Who Wore It Best: #12

The number 12 has been worn by thirty one players for the Habs in over a 100 years of history, but only two make it to this list. Who wore it better?

POLL: Who Wore It Best: #13

The number 13 has been worn by four players for the Habs in over a 100 years of history, but only two make it to this list. Who wore it better?

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