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Top moments/events/etc #8

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1916 - Habs Win First Cup 2 5.26%
1924 - First Game at Forum 0 0%
1937 - Howie Morenz dies 5 13.16%
1944 - Richard named all 3 stars in game against TO 1 2.63%
1953 - Jean Beliveau signs first Contract 1 2.63%
1959 - Plante gets hit by puck 2 5.26%
1960 - Habs win record 5th Cup in a row 8 21.05%
1966 - Henri Richard's OT Cup winner 1 2.63%
1971 - Trade that allowed/drafting of Lafleur 3 7.89%
1971 - Young Habs team upsets Big Bad Bruins 4 10.53%
1975 - Habs tie Red Army 3-3 4 10.53%
1984 - Good Friday Massacre vs Quebec 3 7.89%
1993 - Habs win Cup, set new OT record 3 7.89%
1996 - Forum Closes/Molson Centre Opens 1 2.63%
2000 - Maurice Richard's Funeral 0 0%
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08-11-2004, 11:28 AM
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Top moments/events/etc #8

Newest poll and new title!

It was bugging me that some of these aren't really "moments," so inspired by Blind Gardien, I added the word event in the title

So, the 60 win season won the last round. Not decisively, but they won by more than a single vote so that's pretty big at this stage in the game.

Standings now:
#1 2002 - Koivu Returns from Cancer
#2 1955 - Richard Riot
#3 1945 - Richard Scores 50 in 50
#4 1909 - Habs are Born
#5 1979 - Habs Win Cup, Cherry has too many Men
#6 1986 - Rookie Roy Leads Habs to Cup
#7 1977 - Habs cap off 60-8-12 season with Cup


Added this round:
1953 - Jean Beliveau signs first Contract

To be added:
1946 - Selke invents Farm System
1956 - Beliveau's Hat Trick
2003 - Heritage Classic

Here's a link to info:
http://www.hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=95741

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I voted Howie Morenz because frankly, it deserves to be there.

Here's an analogy for you:
Imagine Koivu was traded to I dunno... Florida. He's depressed a la Kirk Muller. He finally comes back to the Habs via trade 3 years later. He may not be his former self, but he's still a solid contributor. Playing, he gets injured and sent to the hospital. He then later dies in the hospital.

The heart and soul of the Habs died, and that was the case with Howie Morenz.

Also, to sweeten the pot, the Hockey News named Howie Morenz' death the top event of 1937.

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I voted Howie Morenz because frankly, it deserves to be there.

Here's an analogy for you:
Imagine Koivu was traded to I dunno... Florida. He's depressed a la Kirk Muller. He finally comes back to the Habs via trade 3 years later. He may not be his former self, but he's still a solid contributor. Playing, he gets injured and sent to the hospital. He then later dies in the hospital.

The heart and soul of the Habs died, and that was the case with Howie Morenz.

Also, to sweeten the pot, the Hockey News named Howie Morenz' death the top event of 1937.

Good example, but rather, imagine Lafleur coming back the Habs and the same events happening. Morenz was a real superstar, much better than Koivu is now and he was the face of the franchise. Imagine how much he would be missed, it would (as it did in Morenz' case) cause a huge stir in the entire city.


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I'll keep voting for 1971, since I brought it up. For those who missed that, it was a very, VERY intense Cup run, with a young Ken Dryden leading the way. Alos, I believe it was Béliveau's last season (or Henri Richard?).

Could you add 1903 - McPhee is born ?

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1960 - Habs win record 5th Cup in a row.

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Rather, imagine Lafleur coming back the Habs and the same events happening. Morenz was a real superstar, much better than Koivu is now and he was the face of the franchise. Imagine how much he would be missed, it would (as it did in Morenz' case) cause a huge stir in the entire city.
Good pt. I was making a modern analogy, but there really is no modern player on the Habs who compared to Morenz. Last person like that, as you said, was Guy Lafleur.

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I'll keep voting for 1971, since I brought it up. For those who missed that, it was a very, VERY intense Cup run, with a young Ken Dryden leading the way. Alos, I believe it was Béliveau's last season (or Henri Richard?).
Yup. I wasn't around back then but it's comparable to 1986. Unproven goalie, team of old veterans from last dynasty and young blood. Only thing is in 1986, there were no Big Bad Bruins. Didn't they have the best single season record in hockey ever until 1977? I voted for it at one pt, but I've got to throw my weight behind Morenz now

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Could you add 1903 - McPhee is born ?
Truly a great moment I'll put it on my short list.

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Just noticed that we could have every decade since the 30s represented if the vote goes the right way. That'd be kind of cool.

30s: Howie Morenz
40s: 50 in 50
50s: Richard Riot
60s: 5th Cup
70s: Alot
80s: Roy in 86
90s: Possibly 93
00s: Koivu's return

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Appropriately enough, TSN just aired the 1979 game against the Bruins.

That's some exciting stuff. May have been a bit sloppy, but non-stop scoring chances, some great saves, and refs who have the balls to call penalties throughout the game.

Something I noticed: There were about 3 icings throughout the whole game. It makes a difference.

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Poll closes in half an hour. Looks like we're gonna have a clear winner, but vote if you want.

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93 cup was awesome

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