NHL Executives Rank the Habs Amongst Favourites In All-Canadian Division

Can you imagine an All-Canadian NHL Division? Can you imagine the fan bases going at it each and every night? Worse, imagine if the NHL decided that there will be no border crossing, facing US-based teams all season, until the Stanley Cup semi-finals or even Finals? Now that’s how you build rivalries! But boy oh boy will we think the other fan bases are annoying… as they will think of us, Habs’ fans.

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Quebec-born Players: Bipolarity or Hypocrisy? Pick Your Poison

The topic of language and the Montreal Canadiens is one that will never go away. Come to think of it, the franchise was created to have Frenchmen rival with the then mostly English Montreal Maroons, way back in 1909. For the longest time, the Canadiens had first dib at Quebec-born players, making easier drafting local talent. Further, then GM Sam Pollock was a master at being creative in getting local talent like Guy Lafleur. Ownership even went as far as buying a league to ensure getting the sole rights of Jean Béliveau. It’s not so easy today, with soon-to-be 32 teams and no such first dib. But fans and media? They don’t understand that. Further, they too often treat their local talent like garbage.

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