Montreal Canadiens Logo – The Montreal Canadiens are a professional team of ice hockey in the National Hockey League ( NHL). His nickname in English are the “Habs” (short for “habitants “which in French means” people”). In French, use the “Sainte-Flanelle” the “tricolore” or “bleu-blanc-rouge.” It is the team that has sometimes gotten the Stanley Cup on 24 occasions. Currently active in the Northeast Division of the NHL.
The Canadiens were created in 1909 as part of the National Hockey Association. They won their first Stanley Cup in 1916, led by their star Edouard “Newsy” Lalonde and Georges Vezina goalkeeper. The Canadiens joined the NHL in 1917, Joe Malone was the first player to win the Art Ross trophy. In 1924 he returned to win the Stanley Cup, with players like Billy Boucher.
Howie Morenz was a big star at the beginning of the NHL. He was known for its perfect movement on the court. Morenz won the Hart Trophy for best player in the league three times. George Hainsworth played goalkeeper on that team, and together with other jugadors as Aurel Joliat, won the Stanley Cup in 1930 and 1931. The next drink would come 13 years later. A young man named Maurice “The Rocket” Richard, the star goalie Bill Durnan, Hector “Toe” Blake, Elmer Lach and led the Canadiens to the title in 1944 and 1946. Richard scored 50 goals in a season of 50 games in 1944-45. No one repeated the feat in the 36 following. He led the scoring charts of the NHL five times.
The Canadiens became a very powerful computer in the mid- 1950 . Led by the legendary Jean Beliveau, Doug Harvey (winner of seven Norris Trophies as the best defense, six of them in Montreal), Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion, Dickie Moore, Jacques Plante (won seven Vezina Trophy) and Richard (along with his younger brother, Henri, nicknamed “Pocket Rocket”), the team won the cup in 1953 and five in a row, from 1956 to 1960. Also won in 1965, 1966, 1968 and 1969.
Other new players led the team in the seventies: Guy Lafleur, Ken Dryden, Bob Gainey, Larry Robinson and Yvon Cournoyer led the Canadiens to the Stanley Cup conquest in 1971, 1973, and four consecutive times from 1976 to 1979. In 1979, the Canadiens have won 16 Stanley Cup in 27 years. As the number of teams, the task became more difficult to win, but goalkeeper Patrick Roy led the Canadiens will win in 1986 and 1993. Today, the Canadiens are supported throughout the city of Montreal. The goalkeeper Jose Theodore Hart added another trophy to the team honors in 2002.