Origin of the Habs Nickname
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04-01-2008, 05:34 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
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Hello all. I have a dumb question, maybe you can help.
I was asking the Leafs' board how their nickname "Buds" came about, and it occurred to me to ask you guys the provenance of "Les Habitants".
What's the story behind this piece of lore? I don't speak French, so I was kind of wondering what the significance of "Habitants" means?
Thanks in advance for any info.
Les Habitants were the locals in Quebec... (i.e. the "real" canadiens)
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