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04-19-2004, 11:15 PM
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As much as this bothers me to do this

Congratulations to all you Habs fans, you won and we lost what else can I say...I just have one very stupid question....I was born a Boston Bruins fan years ago...and I appreciate the rivarly.......but where exactly does the name Habs come from or what does it mean? Again it pains me to say this but Congratulations and I hope you win it all so at least we can say we were beaten by the cup champions. Please forgive me while I cry like a baby

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Habs is short for Habitants, which loosely translates as inhabitants. In Quebec it stood for sort of a tenant farming system. That's the general idea, though I'm sure someone could do it better. Thanks for your words, thank you for the way we've been able to enjoy the series with a minimum of stupidity.

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Thanks Irish, a classy post from clearly a classy and respectful fan. The rivalry is an old one, but it is alive and well after meeting twice in the last three seasons.

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Well, it goes back a long way.

Les Habitants was the way french canadians were called in the early part of the 20th century, mostly because they came from uneducated, farmlands families. It's not always viewed as a compliment. In fact, in the late 20th century, being called a Habitant meant that you were a sort of redneck. Just like "un colon".

Some still believe the H in the logo meants Habitants. But it's a myth. It's Club de hockey Canadien (with no S at the end, because that's how the club is named).

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