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Curios From The Canadiens First Game And Season


This is page 2 from La Patrie on January 5, 1910. It contains among other things, an ad for that night's Canadiens debut., an article concerning the Didier Pitre case, an ad for skating at the Forum, and an ad for a CHA contest between the Montreal Shamrock and All - Montreal. The publicity generated by the Pitre ruling assured that the Canadiens game drew larger crowds than the one at the Westmount arena, despite the latter having double the capacity.

In the bottom left hand corner, you can see the Canadiens 11 player post card promo, that is the most commonly known artifact from the 1909-10 season. Of the players, only nine would dress for the team that season, with the remaining spares never to play for the Canadiens.