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04-01-2008, 11:34 PM
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O for Ottawa.

Also isn't it shaped like a crown of leaves, like the romans.... goes with their roman centurian on the jersey.
Well, tonight it looked more like a 'zero' to me...

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O for Ottawa.

Also isn't it shaped like a crown of leaves, like the romans.... goes with their roman centurian on the jersey.
Thanks for the answer. But i'm disappointed, it's kind of ... i dont know, i tought it was a special thing, something interesting... But thanks realy.

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So what are we at now? Like 5 nicknames?

-Les/The Habs
I'm sorry but that's wrong, there is no way we say Les Habs in french...

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The only way I've ever heard french people call the habs is just "les canadiens"

I've never heard "tricolore" except on TV or in newspapers

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The Canadiens / The "Habs"
In 1924, Madison Square Garden owner Tex Rickard was falsely told by someone that the "H" stood for "habitant", a French word that in those days was used to denote the farmers of Quebec.

Rickard was told that the French players on the team came from the farms and that they were therefore "habitants" or "habs". At the time, the Canadiens were recognized as the French team of Montreal as opposed to the Montreal Maroons, the English team.

On a side note, the Montreal logo of the C wrapped around the H stands for Club de Hockey Canadien. In 1917, at the founding of the NHL, the Canadiens changed their name to that from the previous Club Athletique Canadien.

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What a nice answer

The word habitant come from the "H" of the logo. The "H" is supposed to be for "hockey" but for a reason i don't know why, peoples from here start to talk about it like "habitant".

It's all I can tell.
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That's what I was saying nope to..

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?

He's right, Mr. Bananas. He's right.
About what... the fact that the word comes from the H on the logo..? Nope.

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Yep.
Maybe I don't understand his post. I need a coffee

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04-02-2008, 09:41 AM
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Anglo's use Habs, and franco's use tricolore/bleu-blanc-rouge/les habitants

essentially this is the case, right?

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That sounds like a good answer, kind of a big **** YOU to the westmount crowd.
Speaking of the Westmount crowd- the Westmount Arena has about ten Stanley Cup banners, including the Marooons'. Sorta neat to see them hanging on the wall in such a small building. It barely even has seats.

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Speaking of the Westmount crowd- the Westmount Arena has about ten Stanley Cup banners, including the Marooons'. Sorta neat to see them hanging on the wall in such a small building. It barely even has seats.
I find it funny how Toronto feels the impulse to show all the banners from its former teams (St-Pats and such) to say they won 13 of them (what a lucky number, no wonder they're stuck at that number for over 40 years, mwhahaha) when Montreal, as a city has won 39 Stanley cups!!!!

Beat that Toronturds!!!

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I find it funny how Toronto feels the impulse to show all the banners from its former teams (St-Pats and such) to say they won 13 of them (what a lucky number, no wonder they're stuck at that number for over 40 years, mwhahaha) when Montreal, as a city has won 39 Stanley cups!!!!

Beat that Toronturds!!!
In fairness to Toronto the St. Pats Cups are really part of the Cup wins of that franchise.... It was just a name change that made them the Maple Leafs and it wasn't a totally different team like the Maroons or Montreal Wanderers, Victorias, and AAA who also have cups that we don't count.
Toronto Arenas Cups (pre 1917, NHA team) should not count as that franchise folded with the NHA... and it was a completely new team put in the NHL in 1917. That was actually the reason for founding the NHL... the NHA owners couldn't stand the Toronto guy and couldn't kick him out of their league, so they just took their teams and started a new league with a new Toronto team, leaving the old Toronto owner with his franchise in a league that had no other teams.

I mean if we are gonna disqualify the St. Pats, we should also not count our 1916 Cup as part of the 24 because we were the Club Athletique Canadien and all other cups we are the Club de Hockey Canadien.

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The Habs

I know i am risking a lot for just posting in here, so I hope you guys are respectful and helpful to me. But I was wondering why are the Canadiens called the habs?

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Habitants.

The French-Canadian farmers of the 18th century

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Habitants.

The French-Canadian farmers of the 18th century

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It was derived from 'Les Habitants', which means the 'original inhabitants' that trace back to the explorer Jacques Cousteau who discovered Canada via the arctic land bridge from Spain.

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trace back to the explorer Jacques Cousteau who discovered Canada via the arctic land bridge from Spain.


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It was derived from 'Les Habitants', which means the 'original inhabitants' that trace back to the explorer Jacques Cousteau who discovered Canada via the arctic land bridge from Spain.

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It was derived from 'Les Habitants', which means the 'original inhabitants' that trace back to the explorer Jacques Cousteau who discovered Canada via the arctic land bridge from Spain.
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Habitants.

The French-Canadian farmers of the 18th century
Also the word "Canadien" used to be used how the word "Quebecois" is now, a direct reference to the French-Canadian people. I think seperatists pushed "Quebecois" (to create brand association with their "Parti Quebecois") and "Canadien" went out of style. So you can see how the correlation between "habitant" (of the land of Quebec) and "canadien" would have been a lot more meaningful to French-Canadians back in the early 1900s.

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