Why are they called the Habs?
Posted 07 October 2006 - 08:41 PM
I'm assuming the H on the jersey refers to the Habs but though I have a guess, for the life of me am not sure as the the Habs reference.
Thanks in advance
Posted 07 October 2006 - 08:49 PM
Posted 07 October 2006 - 08:50 PM
Posted 07 October 2006 - 08:52 PM
Many have mistakenly thought the H stood for habitants, a term used for Frnech-Canadian farmers, and a nickname that has stuck.
Posted 07 October 2006 - 09:02 PM
"In 1910, when Montrealer George Kennedy and his partners in the Canadien Athletic Club purchased the Canadiens, the team emblem became a maple leaf with the letters "CAC" imprinted on the leaf. Imagine a maple leaf on Montreal jersey! The sweater colours became red, white and blue. By 1915 the sweater began to take on the appearance of the modern-day red sweater. In 1917 someone designed a large "C" surrounding a small "H", an emblem which has remained constant, and extremelly popular, for almost 80 years. There is a misconception that the letter "H" stands for "Habs" or "Habitants", meaning farmers or people living in the country, stemming from the fact that most Canadiens were French-speaking boys from rural areas. But the "H" in the emblem really stands for "Hockey".
I actually highly recommand that book to all die-hard Habs' fans. The name of the team is actually Club de Hockey Canadien.
Posted 16 October 2006 - 08:44 AM
Posted 16 October 2006 - 08:48 AM
One of sports more recognisable symbols, the classic 'C' and 'H' of the Montreal Canadiens was first used together in the 1917/18 season, before evolving to it's current form in 1952/53. Another one of the regular incorrectly identified logos out there, the 'H' does not stand for 'Habs', it stands for 'Hockey', as in 'Club de Hockey Canadien' the official name of the team. The original name of the team was 'Club Athletique Canadien', which is why their logo had an 'A' in place of an 'H' from 1913-1917.
Posted 16 October 2006 - 08:49 AM
Unless I'm mistaken (please correct me someone otherwise) common miss-conception is that the "H" is for Habs (or rather Habitants). However, this "nickname" (which was given by other people around the league and country to begin with) came after the club was established. When the club was established, the H in the logo was for Hockey (or Hockey club I would imagine).
I believe this is the real deal, especially since the time line makes sense. But then again I'm just a Habs fan, not a Habs historian.
Posted 16 October 2006 - 09:03 AM
Posted 21 March 2007 - 12:31 AM
Posted 21 March 2007 - 12:37 AM
it stands for greatness..
no the C means canadien as in club de hockey canadien...
and the H which many times is mistakened for habitants stands for hockey.. as in club de HOCKEY le canadien
Posted 21 March 2007 - 12:39 AM
Posted 21 March 2007 - 12:43 AM
Posted 21 March 2007 - 11:08 AM
CH? i know its the logo on the jerseys...but whats it stand for?
CH = CHamps
Posted 21 March 2007 - 11:10 AM
CH = CHamps
CH = Canadians "Habitants" , that's why "Go Habs Go"
Habs means "Habitants" ( french ) , but Champs sounds great to me .
Posted 21 March 2007 - 12:30 PM
So CH = Canadiens Hockey
Is this correct?