The Montreal Canadiens: 100 Years of Glory

The Montreal Canadiens: 100 Years of Glory

by D'Arcy Jenish
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The Montreal Canadiens: 100 Years of Glory by D'Arcy Jenish

National Bestseller

The definitive history of the Montreal Canadiens – to coincide with their Centenary in 2009.

Before there were slapshots, Foster Hewitt, or even an NHL, there were the Canadiens. Founded on December 4, 1909, the team won its first Stanley Cup in 1916. Since then, the Canadiens have won 23 more championships, making them the most successful hockey team in the world. The team has survived two wars, the Great Depression, NHL expansion, and countless other upheavals, thanks largely to the loyalty of fans and an extraordinary cast of players, coaches, owners, and managers.

The Montreal Canadiens captures the full glory of this saga. It weaves the personalities, triumphs, heartaches, and hysteria into a compelling narrative with a surprise on every page. It sheds new light on old questions – how the team colours were chosen, how the Canadiens came to be known as the Habitants – and goes behind the scenes of tumultuous recent events still awaiting thorough examination: why Scotty Bowman was passed over as general manager after Sam Pollock resigned; why Pollock’s successor, Irving Grunman, failed; why Serge Savard was dumped as GM so hastily despite his record.

Colourful and controversial, The Montreal Canadiens is the history of a team that has been making news for 100 years – and continues to do so with the return of legendary player Bob Gainey as general manager, determined to bring the Stanley Cup back to Montreal.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307372420
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Publication date: 10/20/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

D’Arcy Jenish is the author of Epic Wanderer: David Thompson and the Mapping of the Canadian West, the award-winning Indian Fall: The Last Great Days of the Plains Cree and the Blackfoot Confederacy, and the bestselling The Stanley Cup: A Hundred Years of Hockey at its Best.


From the Hardcover edition.

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The Montreal Canadiens: 100 Years of Glory 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The habs are my fave and they are the best with 24 cups way over toronto with 13. BEAT THE RANGERS IN THE CONFERENCE FINALS 2014 TO ADVANCE TO THE CUP AND WIN 25!!!!!!!!!!!! They still are the second best sports team ever to the yankees but ill finish this up so fyi HABS FOR THE CUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST WIN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago