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Beakermania* 08-10-2008 10:59 PM

The Official 100th Season Celebrations Thread
 
This year will be a celebration of the 100th season of the Montreal Canadiens Playing professional hockey. The most storied hockey club in the world was founded on Dec 4th, 1909 and is older than the NHL itself. Winners of 24 Stanley Cups, The Montreal Canadiens are also the winningest club in hockey history. This year is a celebration of their past, and a look forward to the teams future. It will be a special season and will be filled with many memorable events.

The purpose of this thread is to discuss all the special events that we will have this year, and the great memories that will be made. This post will be updated as more dates are announced

Special Dates so Far

October 10 2008: Montreal opens their 100th season in Buffalo.

October 15 2008: Montreal hosts Boston in the home opener.

November 15 2008: Montreal will wear a special commerative jersey... (TBA)

November 30 2008: Hamilton Bulldogs v Binghamton Senators at the Bell Centre.

December 4th 2008: Montreal against Rangers, on their 99th birthday.

January 25th 2009: 57th National Hockey League All-Star Game.

February 1st 2009: Montreal will unveil another commerative jersey.... (TBA)

June 2009: 47th NHL Entry Draft.

Bobby G 08-11-2008 12:02 AM

Celebrate good times, com'on

Can't wait, should be one heck of a year.

Zeus54 08-11-2008 12:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beakermania (Post 15126252)
This year will be a celebration of the 100th season of the Montreal Canadiens Playing professional hockey. The most storied hockey club in the world was founded on Dec 4th, 1909 and is older than the NHL itself. Winners of 24 Stanley Cups, The Montreal Canadiens are also the winningest club in hockey history. This year is a celebration of their past, and a look forward to the teams future. It will be a special season and will be filled with many memorable events.

The purpose of this thread is to discuss all the special events that we will have this year, and the great memories that will be made. This post will be updated as more dates are announced

Special Dates so Far

October 10 2008: Montreal opens their 100th season in Buffalo.

October 15 2008: Montreal hosts Boston in the home opener.

December 4th 2008: Montreal against Rangers, on their 99th birthday.

January 1st 2009: 57th National Hockey League All-Star Game.

June 2009: 47th NHL Entry Draft.



Huh? Isn't it on January 25th?

habsprospects 08-11-2008 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Santana (Post 15126896)
Huh? Isn't it on January 25th?

Yep, http://canadiens.nhl.com/team/app/?s...ticleid=359312

Beakermania* 08-11-2008 12:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Santana (Post 15126896)
Huh? Isn't it on January 25th?

My bad... typo fixed.

SpreeEndaz 08-11-2008 02:15 PM

Isn't there an already existing thread about the centennial ? I think this should be merged there.

Peacock 08-11-2008 04:12 PM

Anyone know when tickets for the all star game and more importantly skills competition go on sale? Will they be available through admission?

habsprospects 08-11-2008 06:06 PM

http://www.thespec.com/article/415683

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As part of the Montreal Canadiens' 100th anniversary celebrations, the Bulldogs will play the Binghamton Senators at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Sunday, Nov. 30.

#2eddieshore 08-11-2008 07:07 PM

Good thread.

Its interesting to read about the special stuff happening. I think i will try and get to the Bulldogs game, I wonder what the attendance will be like.

habsprospects 08-11-2008 07:26 PM

If you wanna know, there was 8,013 fans the first time they that in March 2007.

Tricolore#20 08-11-2008 09:31 PM

Check out this video for NHL09... The Canadiens have the 100 year logo on their shoulder:

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/897/897903p1.html

Peacock 08-12-2008 12:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daniel Bigras (Post 15132269)
I just contacted the Ticket counter of the Montreal Canadiens and they don't know when it will be announced, but yes, it will be available through them and admission.

I STRONGLY suggest to get your tickets when they release them, by going yourself, because Admission always have 'problems' for the first 60-90 minutes, to allow first dibs to the people waiting in line.

Thanks for the info! :)

Oh and I thought it would be interesting to have a series of polls at some point that are Canadiens-themed (greatest player, greatest defenceman, greatest goaltender, best team etc. of all time) but I'm not saavy enough with these forum tools yet to pull it off.

Artyukhin* 08-12-2008 02:22 AM

Roberval, Que., winners of the Canada-wide Kraft Hockeyville contest,
 
The people of Roberval, Que., winners of the Canada-wide Kraft Hockeyville contest, will celebrate the grand prize when the Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres play a pre-season game in their community Sept. 23.

Beakermania* 08-12-2008 11:29 AM

Allright.... Enough Arguing Semantics on this....

Thats not the purpose of the thread... The purpose is to post information on when actual events that are celebrations related to the 100th season are taking place.

Goldthorpe 08-13-2008 10:04 PM

Specific dates for the Centennial celebrations
 
Assuming habs management don't back off from the celebrations and report their anniversary to next year, has the organization released any information regarding specific events during the course of the season, and especially their dates? For example, are they expecting to retire any jersey?

Will this information be released before the tickets are put to sale?

Dwight 08-13-2008 10:43 PM

Am I allowed to brag?

If so...hey guys, I got tickets to the Skills Competition AND the All-Star Game. Woohoo! :D

#2eddieshore 08-15-2008 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by ZeRo.O (Post 15156492)
Am I allowed to brag?

If so...hey guys, I got tickets to the Skills Competition AND the All-Star Game. Woohoo! :D

Lucky man! How?

Rocket Jr. 08-15-2008 02:21 PM

Canadiens.com, advised that weekdays game on Dec. 4th, 18th and Feb. 3rd will start at 19h00 instead of the usual 19h30 for games during the week.

Usually when they move up the start of the game it is because there are special events.

http://canadiens.nhl.com/team/app/l_...ticleid=379710

Rocket Jr. 08-15-2008 02:28 PM

The all start game is an NHL event and not a Montreal Canadiens. I've asked and been told that the NHL are the ones who will control ticket distribution.

The Canadiens expect to be able to land about 5000-6000 for their regular fan base. I've also been told that this is not enough just to offer them to the season tickets holder and that they will start to offer them by the amount of yr account with them. If there is any left then it will be public sale.

Guess you better have a friend at the NHL if you want to go.

Dwight 08-15-2008 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by #2eddieshore (Post 15171067)
Lucky man! How?

My dad's boss has season tickets, and the boss is in a year of mourning for his mother's passing.

So, its bittersweet

EDIT: I just don't know where I'll be sitting. The season tickets seats are usually in the lower bowl, but we might have to sit higher up

#2eddieshore 08-15-2008 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rocket Jr. (Post 15171184)
Canadiens.com, advised that weekdays game on Dec. 4th, 18th and Feb. 3rd will start at 19h00 instead of the usual 19h30 for games during the week.

Usually when they move up the start of the game it is because there are special events.

http://canadiens.nhl.com/team/app/l_...ticleid=379710

Rangers on the 4th, Flyers on the 18th and Penguins on the 3rd of Feb. On the website they actually state it's the home game on the 19th of Feb but that doesnt exist. I think you are correct in stating the 3rd, they seem to have mixed up the Pens road game with the home game. They have even messed it up on the schedule.

Iwishihadacup 08-16-2008 12:46 PM

wasn't it supposed to be the 99th years celebration?

i heard it from a really credible source :sarcasm:

Tricolore#20 08-16-2008 01:05 PM

Previously, the Canadiens would retire a player's jersey on the date that corresponded with the number (eg: Dryden was on a 29th, Gainey was on a 23rd, etc...). With no 33 in a month, that obviously can't happen. But February 3rd, could it be a date? Also, December 4th comes close to the 13th anniversary of the Roy trade...

Pascal 08-16-2008 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iwishihadacup (Post 15178038)
wasn't it supposed to be the 99th years celebration?

i heard it from a really credible source :sarcasm:

is this your source? :sarcasm:

http://www.changetowin.org/connect/moron.jpg

Dwight 08-16-2008 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tricolore#20 (Post 15178093)
Previously, the Canadiens would retire a player's jersey on the date that corresponded with the number (eg: Dryden was on a 29th, Gainey was on a 23rd, etc...). With no 33 in a month, that obviously can't happen. But February 3rd, could it be a date? Also, December 4th comes close to the 13th anniversary of the Roy trade...


Maybe March 3rd?

03/03 = 33?


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