On this December 4th, 2009, the Montreal Canadiens officially celebrated the 100th anniversary of the franchise. The centennial match features the Boston Bruins, a great rival team in the history.
Before the game, a prestigious ceremony covering the entire century was presented at the Bell centre for the fans packed in the arena.
To begin, a touching movie presented to the fans the deceased players, managers, and past owners. Then there was a presentation of all of those that worked and contributed to the success of the club during those 100 years. A fair number of them were unknown to the average Montreal Canadiens fan.
That movie was followed by a short five minute warm-up session with past superstars. Stephane Richer, Yvan Cournoyer, Guy Lafleur, Patrick Roy, ...
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Article written by Francois Gendron