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Habs Centennial Discussion

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October 2008

20. Centennial Jersey Night vs. Florida Panthers (1970 – 1971)

November 2008

15. Centennial Jersey Night vs. Philadelphia Flyers (1945 – 1946)

December 2008

4. Centennial Jersey Night (1915 – 1916)

February 2009

1. Centennial Jersey Night vs. Boston Bruins (1912 – 1913)

21. Centennial Jersey Night vs. Ottawa Senators (1970 – 1971)

March 2009

14. Centennial Jersey Night vs. New Jersey Devils (1945 – 1946)

21. Centennial Jersey Night vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (1915 – 1916)

31. Centennial Jersey Night vs. Chicago Blackhawks (1912 – 1913)

and the corresponing jerseys are here

http://icethetics.blogspot.com/2008/09/hab...centennial.html

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Man I love James Duthie:

DUTHIE: HABS SEASON WILL BE ONE LONG CEREMONY

This is not going to be a good season to be a Hab-hater.

In fact, that's an understatement on the same scale as ''This is not a good month to be a stockbroker.''

You either love or hate the Montreal Canadiens. There is no Middle Earth. If you love them, you are likely to have a winter of sheer bliss. If you despise them, if you gag at the mere mention of Les Glorieux, you are about to enter hockey's version of a Turkish prison. First of all, they are good. Really good. Second, and much more annoying to you, the next six months will seem like one interminable ceremony celebrating everything Blue, Blanc, et Rouge.

The Canadiens have hugantic plans for their 100th season. It all kicked off last Wednesday with the unveiling of the Ring of Honour, a wonderful tribute to the 44 former players and 10 builders in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Nobody does ceremonies as well as Montreal.

Or as often.

Welcome to Habapalooza. The schedule isn't even complete yet, and already we know the Ring of Honour ceremony will be followed by (brace yourself): Builder's Night (Oct. 28), Memorable Games in Canadiens History DVD release (Nov. 4), Patrick Roy's sweater retirement (Nov. 22), Opening of Centennial Plaza (Dec. 4), Centennial Gala (Dec. 5), NHL All-Star Weekend (Jan 24-25), launch of the Canadiens Hall of Fame (April), NHL Draft (June 27), 8 "Vintage Jersey" games, and two "Original Six Salute" games. Oh ya, and the Stanley Cup Final* (June).

*tentative

By contrast, the Nashville Predators event schedule consists of a 2-for-1 Pizza night in February. That's it. (I'm kidding, of course. The Predators could never afford to give away free pizza slices.)

And I didn't even get to the Special Edition Montreal Canadiens Monopoly Game, the commemorative stamps, and a special minted Habs Loonie (the only Canadian dollar that may rise in value this year).

The Canadiens, to their credit, want to give every fan at every game something special to remember about the centennial. But man, it's a long season. So filling out an entire home schedule worth of ceremonies is a challenge. Through my extensive sources within the organization (a mailroom intern named Miguel), I've uncovered some of the yet-to-be announced special celebrations on the Habs sked:

OCT. 25 (vs. Anaheim) -- Book release party for the autobiography of Youppi, the Canadiens mascot, entitled: ''Youppi: I really only like baseball, but I needed the money.''

NOV. 15 (vs. Philadelphia) -- ''Chez Paree Appreciation Night,'' a touching ceremony in honour of the distraction (and subsequent losses) this legendary men's club has caused visiting teams for decades. A bronze statue of "Denise", Pare's longest serving stripper, will be unveiled outside the Bell Centre's North Entrance. (You will be able to sit near the statue, but you cannot make any physical contact.)

DEC. 21 (vs. Carolina) -- Sergei Samsonov Sweater Retirement. After realizing they have already honoured almost every living former player, the Habs are forced to commemorate the 9-goal, healthy scratch-filled 2006-2007 season of this current Hurricane.

DEC. 25 - The Canadiens attempt to rename Christmas "Habs Rule Day", so that the team can be properly feted each and every year by all of humanity. Jewish Holiday also to be renamed "Habukkah".

JAN. 8 (vs. Toronto) - ''Leafs Mathematically Eliminated From Playoff Race Night''* Featuring post-game fireworks and dance party! Live Performance by Mitsou! (Assuming Mitsou can be located.)

(*May be cancelled if Leafs are already mathematically eliminated by January.)

FEB. 21 (vs. Ottawa) -- Vito ''The Plumber'' Sweater Retirement. After officially running out of former players to honour with the Sergei Samsonov Sweater Retirement, the Habs hold a ceremony for the guy who fixed the clog in the men's bathroom in Section 201 during a key playoff game in 1993.

FEB. 24 (vs. Vancouver) -- MacDonald's begins giving out Limited Edition ''Guys George Laroque has Pummeled'' figurines with Happy Meals. Riley Cote, Brian McGratton, Brad May, they're all there! The ''Bloodied Derek Boogaard'' proves to be a favourite with the kids.

MAR. 17 (vs. Rangers) -- ''Rocket Richard Riot Recreation Night.'' To celebrate the 54th anniversary of the Riot, the first 10,000 fans in the building receive souvenir Molotov cocktails. City Chamber of Commerce cooperates to allow limited post-game looting.

APR. 11 (vs. Pittsburgh, last home game) -- Ceremony honouring the best ceremonies of the season. Roy, Samsonov, Youppi, Vito, Denise…all in attendance. Not a dry eye in the house.

From The Ottawa Citizen

http://www.tsn.ca/columnists/james_duthie/?id=253185

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LMAO! I was just coming here to post the Duthie column! :lol: Pure hilarity, James Duthie should replace Ron MacLean when he retires.

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MAR. 17 (vs. Rangers) -- ''Rocket Richard Riot Recreation Night.'' To celebrate the 54th anniversary of the Riot, the first 10,000 fans in the building receive souvenir Molotov cocktails. City Chamber of Commerce cooperates to allow limited post-game looting.

YES!!! :lol:

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I do not find the comments about the Richard Riot, making jest of one of hockey's darkest hours, to be very funny. And to even suggest, in jest, a recreation of this event, is not very funny, either. And it does nothing to honor Richard or his legacy - which unfortunately, the riot is a part of. He was not happy with the fans for staging it, and he was willing - despite what the movie "The Rocket" said, to go on radio and television and ask the fans to cool it. He said this in his own book, which he co-wrote with Stan Fischler - Flying Frenchmen: Hockey's Greatest Dynasty. He was asked by Frank Selke to go on the air and ask everyone to cool it, and he agreed to do so because he believed the riot was a blemish on the city. He said, even before the riot took place, that people were getting too carried away. He was getting phone calls from people who were planning to get Clarence Campbell that night, and Richard begged them to cool it - but he admitted there was no cooling off people that night. Clarence Campbell really blew it that night by showing up at the arena. He believed the authority of the league was being challenged, but he could have responded in a different manner. He openly defied the fans, and they took him up on it. It was not a very pretty scene, and to make fun of it by suggesting that it be recreated really offends me and is nothing more than a cheap shot at whom I found to be a great man when I got to meet and talk to him twice. His photo with Henri is on my wall for a reason.

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:D just to let everyone know that river city sports have the 10 greatest games / dvd box set.

going for $ 94.99, GO HABS....

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I do not find the comments about the Richard Riot, making jest of one of hockey's darkest hours, to be very funny. And to even suggest, in jest, a recreation of this event, is not very funny, either. And it does nothing to honor Richard or his legacy - which unfortunately, the riot is a part of. He was not happy with the fans for staging it, and he was willing - despite what the movie "The Rocket" said, to go on radio and television and ask the fans to cool it. He said this in his own book, which he co-wrote with Stan Fischler - Flying Frenchmen: Hockey's Greatest Dynasty. He was asked by Frank Selke to go on the air and ask everyone to cool it, and he agreed to do so because he believed the riot was a blemish on the city. He said, even before the riot took place, that people were getting too carried away. He was getting phone calls from people who were planning to get Clarence Campbell that night, and Richard begged them to cool it - but he admitted there was no cooling off people that night. Clarence Campbell really blew it that night by showing up at the arena. He believed the authority of the league was being challenged, but he could have responded in a different manner. He openly defied the fans, and they took him up on it. It was not a very pretty scene, and to make fun of it by suggesting that it be recreated really offends me and is nothing more than a cheap shot at whom I found to be a great man when I got to meet and talk to him twice. His photo with Henri is on my wall for a reason.

It's just a joke. Most good jokes are a little bit politically incorrect or controversial. I found it funny in any case. And I just love the part 'City Chamber of Commerce cooperates to allow limited post-game looting.' - the word 'limited' works so well.

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It's just a joke. Most good jokes are a little bit politically incorrect or controversial. I found it funny in any case. And I just love the part 'City Chamber of Commerce cooperates to allow limited post-game looting.' - the word 'limited' works so well.

Graeme:

I never said it wasn't a joke. My problem is that apparently it does not, considering our history, keep people from really reacting to events.

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Does anyone have the group picture of the guys wearing the old jerseys? I can't seem to find it. And where did the main pic come from? Thanks everyone.

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Anyone seen the new Jerseys for sale in the Habs store? They should be selling right now!!!!!!!!

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I must say... I am some sick of the centennial celebration stuff. From the aganozingly positive messages on the official webpage about, "Habs lose close one to, blah, blah, blah..." To the blatant money-grubbing of a marketing campaign they have going... I wish they had just treated it more like a regular year, and held back on the celebrations. Like someone else had mentioned on the board in another thread. It's time to make our own history... Then we can celebrate. <_<

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I must say... I am some sick of the centennial celebration stuff. From the aganozingly positive messages on the official webpage about, "Habs lose close one to, blah, blah, blah..." To the blatant money-grubbing of a marketing campaign they have going... I wish they had just treated it more like a regular year, and held back on the celebrations. Like someone else had mentioned on the board in another thread. It's time to make our own history... Then we can celebrate. <_<

I hear what you're saying JR but in all fairness this franchise has earned the right to celebrate their centennial year here and now.

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I hear what you're saying JR but in all fairness this franchise has earned the right to celebrate their centennial year here and now.

I know, I know... :rolleyes::D

I'm just bloody cranky about how our team has been stinking all year long.

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I know, I know... :rolleyes::D

I'm just bloody cranky about how our team has been stinking all year long.

I share in your crankiness, believe me.

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Does anyone know if theres been anymore discusion from the habs about hosting a game at olympic stadium just before the 100th birthday all i know is it will be seperate from the annual winter classic game but i havent heard if the nhl approved it or not

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