What’s Next for the Montreal Canadiens?

December 8th, 2009 by Dave Morris Leave a reply »

As Le Canadien de Montreal prepared to meet their new/old rivals in Ottawa on Dec. 8 , the team found itself once again at a crossroads.

Will this season be one where Le Tricolore find themselves in post-season play, or will the pessimism of some Habs fans manifest itself in the realization of their worst fears?

Montreal is a city where hockey is a religion, and anyone who has lived there knows how the reality and the legend permeate every aspect of life. Every media outlet shines its harshest light on the triumphs and tribulations of the team, and the intensity that accompanies the donning of the jersey called “La Sainte Flanelle” ("the Holy Cloth") is unmatched in professional sport.

For the Habs faithful who grow up weaned on the tales of the heroes and their accomplishments, the names of Vezina, Morenz, Richard, Beliveau, Plante, Harvey, Geoffrion, Cournoyer, Savard, Dryden, Lafleur, and Roy, are just a few on a list that is ...

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