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A Century of Montreal Canadiens

A Century of Montreal Canadiens

The Hockey News has been providing the most comprehensive coverage of the world of hockey since 1947. In each issue, you'll find news, features and opinions about the NHL and leagues across North America and the world.

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№ 97

The Ninety-seventh Season 2005-06 TOP STORY Three NHL seasons removed from his Hart and Vezina Trophy-winning campaign, Jose Theodore, the beloved homegrown netminder, hit a wall and became a target of anger and ire. Not being able to come anywhere close to equaling his award-winning performance, Theodore’s dedication and drive were called into question after he signed a four-year, $16-million contract. Making matters worse, in pre-Olympic drug testing, Theodore tested positive for a banned substance. While the reason behind the positive result was a hair restoration drug called Propecia, prescribed to him by a dermatologist, it can also used as a masking agent for performance enhancing drugs and was therefore on WADA’s banned list. Theodore took the test because he was part of an 81-man Olympic eligibility list, but he did not make the…

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The Men of Montreal

1 Vezina, Georges 1911-26 Lacroix, Alphonse 1925-26 Rheaume, Herb 1925-26 Gardiner, Herb 1926-28 Burke, Marty 1928-29 Worters, Roy 1929-30 Murray, Tom 1929-30 Hainsworth, George 1929-33 Chabot, Lorne 1933-34 Cude, Wilf 1933-36 Cox, Abbie 1935-36 Siebert, Babe 1936-39 Bourque, Claude 1939-40 Karakas, Mike 1939-40 Cude, Wilf 1939-41 Gardiner, Bert 1940-42 Bibeault, Paul 1941-43 Graboski, Tony 1942-43 Durnan, Bill 1943-50 Bibeault, Paul 1945-46 McNeil, Gerry 1947-48 McNeil, Gerry 1949-54 Murphy, Hal 1952-53 Plante, Jacques 1952-63 Binette, Andre 1954-55 Evans, Claude 1954-55 Hodge, Charlie 1954-55 Perreault, Robert 1955-56 McNeil, Gerry 1956-57 Broderick, Len 1957-58 Hodge, Charlie 1957-61 Pronovost, Claude 1958-59 Cyr, Claude 1958-59 Maniago, Cesare 1962-63 Wakely, Ernie 1962-63 Worsley, Lorne 1963-64 Hodge, Charlie 1963-67 Worsley, Lorne 1967-70 Esposito, Tony 1968-69 Vachon, Rogatien 1969-72 Dejordy, Denis 1971-72 Plasse, Michel 1972-74 Larocque, Michel 1974-81 Wamsley, Rick 1981-84 Soetaert, Doug 1984-86 Hayward, Brian 1986-91 Chabot, Frederic 1990-91 Melanson, Roland 1991-92 Chabot, Frederic 1992-94 Tugnutt, Ron 1993-95 2 Dubeau, Ernie 1911-13 Laviolette, Jack 1913-14 Dubeau, Ernie 1914-15 McNamara, Howard 1915-16 Mummery, Harry 1916-17 Corbeau, Albert 1917-20 Mummery, Harry 1920-21 Cleghorn, Sprague 1921-25 Mantha, Sylvio 1925-36 Starr, Harold 1932-33 MacKenzie, Bill 1936-38 Burke, Marty 1937-38 Drouin, Paul Emile 1937-38 Wentworth, Marv 1938-40 Thomson,…

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№ 15

The Fifteenth Season 1923-24 TOP STORY Legend has it that shortly after signing his first contract with the Canadiens, Howie Morenz begged and pleaded with the Canadiens to let him out of his obligations so he could go back home to Stratford to play amateur hockey. The Canadiens refused to relent and Morenz emerged as one of the first true superstars in NHL history. Sadly, he would also become one of the NHL’s most enduring tragic heroes. By the time Morenz signed with the Canadiens in the fall of 1923, the Canadiens were trying to energize a dwindling fan base that had been clamoring for a star since the retirement of Joe Malone in 1919. And Morenz did not disappoint. In his first season with the Canadiens, Morenz teamed with Aurel Joliat to…

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№ 90

The Ninetieth Season 1998-99 TOP STORY If it wasn’t evident the Canadiens had fallen on hard times heading into the season, it was abundantly clear by the time the campaign was completed. After winning only one post-season series since their Stanley Cup in 1993, Montreal tumbled to the bottom of their division; a dishonor accomplished for the first time in 59 years. The team’s record not only put them last in the Northeast, but placed them 11th in the conference. A decade of abominable drafting caught up with the Habs and a weak Canadian dollar, coupled with higher taxes versus U.S. counterparts, meant the team couldn’t compete for high-priced free agents. But the Canadiens’ on-ice struggles paled in comparison to concerns about the team’s future in Montreal. As the season came to a close, a…