Montreal Canadiens hockey holds a special mystique among players and fans

Los Angeles Times
Montreal Canadiens hockey holds a special mystique among players and fans
Montreal Canadiens hockey holds a special mystique among players and fans

The riot that followed the suspension of right winger Maurice Richard. The line of 50,000 people who passed the bier of Howie Morenz at center ice of the Montreal Forum after he died following a hockey injury. The purchase of the entire Quebec Senior Hockey League to assure that the masterly young Jean Beliveau would wear the bleu, blanc et rouge of the Montreal Canadiens. The excerpt from the World War I poem “In Flanders Field” that the Canadiens will pass Saturday night as they take the ice at the Bell Centre to play the Kings. For two-thirds of a century, a line from that verse has appeared in the locker room of Montreal's hockey gladiators. The poem, written by Canadian soldier and surgeon

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