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03-11-2009, 05:00 PM
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On this day in 1996...

The Montreal Forum's final game.




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Haha, Brisebois just shakes his head in disbelief.

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Hard to believe it has been 13 years....where does the time go

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Awful awful day. Really felt Molson sold us out doing it the way they did, abandoning the forum like that. I still get a knot in my stomach whenever i enter the movie theatre they turned it into. You got the rocket sitting there overlooking center ice and he almost looks like he's asking "what the hell did you to do!!!"

The one solid good memory I have of the night was the ovation for the rocket. He was going to die soon after.... it was without question the single greatest ovation ever given to a sports figure that i've ever seen. I'm just glad the Rocket lived just long enough to experiance how much he was loved by the fans.

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Wow. Brings back so many memories. I'm glad I was even watching hockey then, so I can relate to that team and that very special night.

My favorite player at the time, Vincent Damphousse, would end up scoring both the last goal at the Forum and the first at the Molson Center. Great moments, for me at least.

I was 10 years old and I had just started watching hockey, the first hockey game I ever watched being the first game with Mario Tremblay as head coach.

I'm also glad I had the chance to go to one game at the Forum with my dad, a 3-2 win over Brendan Shanahan's Whalers.

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wow,already 13 years,crazy

Le Forum pour toujours

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I watched this game about a month ago from the habs greatest games selection. What a crazy night that was. I'll never forget the rocket ovation. It will always give me chills.

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Wow. Brings back so many memories. I'm glad I was even watching hockey then, so I can relate to that team and that very special night.

My favorite player at the time, Vincent Damphousse, would end up scoring both the last goal at the Forum and the first at the Molson Center. Great moments, for me at least.

I was 10 years old and I had just started watching hockey, the first hockey game I ever watched being the first game with Mario Tremblay as head coach.

I'm also glad I had the chance to go to one game at the Forum with my dad, a 3-2 win over Brendan Shanahan's Whalers.
Kovalenko scored the last goal of the Forum.

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Still got my 2 red seats I bought at the auction!

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lol Centre Molson LOL.

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Love ya, Rocket.

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I'll remember the ovation the Rocket got till the day I die

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I'll remember the ovation the Rocket got till the day I die
I wasn't there, but I will too.

I have the game and the ceremony on dvd.

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i remember watching the cbc nightly news at 6pm before the match started and throughout the broadcast they had all of their reporters shown wearing habs jerseys live like wearing them under a jacket or what not....

At the time i was only 11 so I didnt know who all of those legends were. When the rocket came out i was so amazed by the ovation, but didnt know who he was. I dragged my mother to the tv set to ask her who this guy was (she came from pakistan in the early 70's and oddly enough learned english from watching hockey night in canada and the price is right) and she responded by saying "usneh to club banadiya" which translates to "hes the one who built the team"..

Seeing turgeon and co skating around with the torch after was really something special, and to this day walking down the corner of ste cats and atwater brings many emotions up..

heres to the grandest old building that was...the montreal forum

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Was not there for the final game but went to the 3rd or 4th to last game and still have a Habs hat celabrating the forum that I bought. Went to the first game at the Molson centre and still have my ticket stub, the magazine and puck that I was given at that game.

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watched this game, even though i wasn't a habs or stars fan at the time. march '96 meant another month or two of clutching my beloved Jets.

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