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12-09-2012, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Killion View Post
Most of the pictures were auctioned (along with seats, banners, you name it) off over a decade ago, though MLSE did retain some & hung them up in private suites, their own offices & so on down at the ACC.... the Forum is mixed commercial now, having retained the crossed stick elevators, a display where centre ice used to be.... but ya, the rest all gone. According to more than a few of the older players, Chicago Stadium was pretty scary. Really bad part of town, very close proximity to a an exceptionally rabid fan base, beyond loud, the dressing rooms in the basement & about 30 steps up or down, the place crawling with rats.... and ya. Ditto on those sentiments about the new buildings. All the same. Corridors of plastic, glass & metal. Without soul. Presence.
The Forum does a pretty good job commemorating all the Canadiens history. Hell, the Forum probably does a better job than the Bell Centre now that the Habs have bulldozed Centennial Plaza to go build some condos. You really can't miss the fact that they used to play there. It's kind of dated as a building (it feels very 90s) but it was the first attempt to reuse a building, they were going to make some mistakes.

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