Guest Posted November 11, 2011 Report Share Posted November 11, 2011 MONTREAL @ NASHVILLE A LITTLE NAME HISTORY In 1909, John Ambrose O’Brien created the Club de Hockey Canadien, which translated simply means Canadian Hockey Club. Ambrose wanted his team to appeal to Montreal’s francophone population and is often referred to as “The Habs” or “Les Habs,” an abbreviation of “Les Habitants.” The H in the logo stands for "hockey" -- though it is often mistakenly thought to mean "Habitants." In 1971 Nashville, a nine-inch fang belonging to a saber-toothed tiger was discovered during the construction of an office building. When it was time to name the franchise, three choices were presented, Ice Tigers, Fury and Attack. Owner Craig Leipold then added his own submission to the vote, Predators. Once the contest closed, Predators ended up being the successful pick. HEAD TO HEAD 2010-11-19 Montreal Canadiens Nashville Predators 0-3 2009-11-15 Nashville Predators Montreal Canadiens 2-0 2009-01-16 Montreal Canadiens Nashville Predators 3-2 2007-12-02 Montreal Canadiens Nashville Predators 4-5 2007-02-23 Nashville Predators Montreal Canadiens 5-6 2003-12-19 Montreal Canadiens Nashville Predators 5-4 VICTORY DANCE Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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