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08-08-2008, 12:45 PM
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Daniel Bigras
 
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2008-2009 is NOT Montreal Canadiens' 100th season!

Iím baffled.

I just cannot believe that so many paid journalists are making this ridiculous mistake! A mistake done by most major media, even by the Montreal Canadiens themselves!


The 2008-2009 season will NOT be the Montreal Canadiensí 100th season!


The Club de Hockey Canadien was founded on December 4th 1909. Therefore, on December 4th 2009, the Montreal Canadiens will celebrate their 100th anniversary. On that fact, everyone agrees, no mistakes are made.

December 4th 2009 will occur during the 2009-2010 season, not during the 2008-2009 season. Therefore 2009-2010 will be the 100th anniversary season, not 2008-2009.

Why are we rushing it? Why so many Facebooks group are created? Why so much focus on 2008-2009 when it should be next season?

Are we eager to say: ďHey, Montreal, Happy 100th and letís be done with it!Ē?

Yes, 2009 is the centennial year, the year where the 100th anniversary will occur, but it has NOTHING to do with the 2008-2009 season.

On October 10th 2008, Montreal will start their 99th season, not their 100th.

Did we forget that we lost a season in 2004-2005? Therefore, Montreal will start their 100th season next year, in October 2009.

In a way, itís better like this, because 2009-2010 will be the 100th season celebrating Montrealís 100th anniversary.

So, letís get the facts straight.

2008-2009 is the Montreal Canadiensí 99th season.

2009 is the centennial year, because Montreal will celebrate their anniversary on December 4th 2009.

2009-2010 will be Montrealís 100th season.

Sorry to burst so many bubbles.

The logo 25 for 100 will have to be changed to 25 for 99 or postponed until next year.

This also implies that there shouldn't any fuss made about the fact that Montreal is not getting an outdoor game this season; it should occur next season, and I hope it does!


Examples of these mistakes:

http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20...8/CPSPORTS0101
http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/255799.html
http://lcn.canoe.ca/lcn/sports/nouve...05-122505.html
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/2008/...iens_schedule/
http://canadiens.nhl.com/team/app/?s...ticleid=345366

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