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04-01-2008, 07:04 PM
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Tricolore is pretty much the most used nickname on TV and in official Canadiens programs.

Nicknames aren't used that much in everyday fan conversations. We just say ''les Canadiens''.

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04-01-2008, 07:05 PM
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Tricolore is pretty much the most used nickname on TV and in official Canadiens programs.

Nicknames aren't used that much in everyday fan conversations. We just say ''les Canadiens''.
tricolore is indeed probably the most popular french nickname.

in english it's definitely habs, and of course, that IS used in everyday fan conversations.

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04-01-2008, 07:06 PM
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Wow, what is the most prevalent term nowadays? Habs for anglo fans?

What do todays francos use?
French Media: Sainte-Flanelle, Tricolore, Canadiens

Anglo Media: Habs, Canadiens

French pep: Sainte-Flanelle, Canadiens, Les Glorieux

Anglo pep: w/e I don't care.

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French Media: Sainte-Flanelle, Tricolore, Canadiens

Anglo Media: Habs, Canadiens

French pep: Sainte-Flanelle, Canadiens, Les Glorieux

Anglo pep: w/e I don't care.

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Don't forget that it was first used by english fans of the maroons in a disrespectful way toward the french poplulation, because "habitants" refers to the lowest class of the society (The poor, uneducated ones).

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Don't forget that it was first used by english fans of the maroons in a disrespectful way toward the french poplulation, because "habitants" refers to the lowest class of the society (The poor, uneducated ones).
Yeah that was mentioned earlier, interesting subtext to nickname.

So would Maroon supporters chant "Habitants" at the games? Must have been nasty rivalry, with all the Anglo/Franco tension during the time.

Thanks folks, it's interesting to learn about all this.

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Habs is an abbreviation of "les habitants," the informal name given to the original settlers of New France, dating back to the 17th Century. So it's a natural fit for the The Montreal Canadiens, established in 1909 and marketed as a French-Canadian hockey team.

Having said that, the nickname might have been the result of an error. According to NHL.com, the first man to refer to the team as "the Habs" was Tex Rickard, owner of Madison Square Garden, in 1924. Rickard apparently told a reporter that the "H" on the Canadiens' sweaters was for "Habitants." Not true. The distinctive C-wrapped-around-H logo stands for "Club de Hockey Canadien."

http://proicehockey.about.com/od/his...diens_habs.htm

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Don't know if this has been posted yet:



http://proicehockey.about.com/od/his...diens_habs.htm
Thanks! Was he trying to bait the Canadiens?

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come to think of it, shouldn't it be CHC (for Club de Hockey Canadien) instead of CH only? When did the CH became used predominantly?

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There are no dumb questions. Only dumb Sens fans. No wait...is that how the saying goes?

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There are no dumb questions. Only dumb Sens fans. No wait...is that how the saying goes?
*golf clap*

How very droll.

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*golf clap*

How very droll.
dont ridicule my abrasive humour.

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dont ridicule my abrasive humour.
Lol...I was waiting for that obvious, little play on my thread title.

You win the prize.

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As an ex-Nordiques fan I will add "les Canachiens" to the nicknames list.

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As an ex-Nordiques fan I will add "les Canachiens" to the nicknames list.
I have to admit I've come across this one quite a few times while living in QC City.

I would always respond with: "And what are the Nordiques stats this year? oh, wait... "

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I think it may be your own 10000+ posts that are clogging up your bandwidth. You may want to check the physical size of your ethernet cable. Most people don't realize that's where most of the so-called internet lag originates. You can probably solve your connectivity issues with one of these new 1" diameter ethernet cables - make sure to look for the platinum-titanium connectors. They make all the difference.

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come to think of it, shouldn't it be CHC (for Club de Hockey Canadien) instead of CH only? When did the CH became used predominantly?


This is the 1923-1925 logo.

You can see a first "C" in red and the second "C" in blue.

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This is the 1923-1925 logo.

You can see a first "C" in red and the second "C" in blue.
Bingo!

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I think you guy forgot the nickname that i hear most often on the street, among my friends or in bars: le CH

PS and while posting i have a question about sens, i'm sure evryone knows about it... but what's this freaking "0" they got on their shoulders?

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I think you guy forgot the nickname that i hear most often on the street, among my friends or in bars: le CH

PS and while posting i have a question about sens, i'm sure evryone knows about it... but what's this freaking "0" they got on their shoulders?
O for Ottawa.

Also isn't it shaped like a crown of leaves, like the romans.... goes with their roman centurian on the jersey.

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