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"Accueillons nos Canadiens!"

Montreal Canadiens Centennial

Bell Centre announcer Michel Lacroix's famous words couldn't be any more true as the Montreal Canadiens - the most storied team in hockey - celebrated their centennial in 2009.

And no one does ceremony like the Canadiens, who celebrated the year with the NHL All-Star Game, NHL draft and a special centennial game.

TSN.ca pays tribute to Les Glorieux with The Century Club, an archive of stories, opinion, special features and online video from Canada's Sports Leader.

From TSN

Dave Hodge

WHAT'S IN A NAME?
If I said I was going to talk about The Rocket, you might think you were watching the Discovery Channel. If the subject was Big Bird, it would be PBS. More...

James Duthie

ONE LONG CEREMONY
It's not a good season to be a Habs-hater. In fact, that's an understatement on the same scale as, 'This is not a good month to be a stockbroker.' More...

Dave Hodge

NET GAINS
Like any Stanley Cup winning team, the Montreal Canadiens couldn't have won a record 24 championships without great goaltending. More...

Guy Lafleur

GUY! GUY! GUY!
The NHL on TSN's Gord Miller went one-on-one with Le Demon Blond as the Canadiens began their 100th season. More...

Dave Hodge

WHO ARE THE GREATEST?
TSN and TSN.ca kick off the centennial festivities with a countdown of the Top 10 Montreal Canadiens of All-Time. More...

Guy Lafleur

ENJOY IT NOW
(Oct. 2008) The Canadiens were building for years towards this, their 100th anniversary season. But has anyone thought of the seasons beyond? More...

Dave Hodge

THE ULTIMATE CANADIENS TEAM
If you were picking an all-time team but could pick only one of Plante or Roy or one of Richard or Lafleur, who would you choose? More...

Richard

THE GREATEST?
It doesn't seem like an easy task to name the best player in the history of the Montreal Canadiens. Narrowing it down to the greatest is a daunting job. More...

Dave Hodge

THE QUIZ
Each week, the NHL on TSN panel voices their opinions on the hot topics of the day in The Quiz. Answer the Canadiens' centennial version! More...

Richard

ONLY 100?
TSN.ca offers up its own tribute to hockey's most storied team - our 100 Reasons To Love The Canadiens. More...

Picture Perfect

100 YEARS OF PHOTOS
With their centennial just around the corner, look back at 100 photos over 100 years of the Montreal Canadiens. Gallery.

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DRESSED FOR SUCCESS
Look at the evolution of the Montreal Canadiens' trademark sweater since the team began play in 1909. Gallery.

A YEAR OF CELEBRATIONS
It's a 12-month-long Hab-a-thon as the Canadiens celebrate 100 years of hockey. Keep checking back on this gallery as it chronicles the big events leading to the Dec. 4, 2009 anniversary. More...

ALL-STAR CELEBRATION
Check out all the festivities from NHL All-Star Weekend in Montreal. Gallery.

The Stories

FULL CIRCLE
The Canadiens welcomed back one of their own on Nov. 22, retiring Patrick Roy's No. 33 to the rafters of the Bell Centre. More...

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COACH'S CORNER
Scotty Bowman and the families of Toe Blake and Dick Irvin Sr. were on hand for the opening of the coach's wing at the Bell Centre in Montreal. More...

LORDS OF THE RING
The Canadiens honoured their greats with the Ring of Honour at the Bell Centre in October. More...

HOMAGE AT THE HALL
The Hockey Hall of Fame unveiled a beautiful exhibit in Toronto that commemorates the Montreal Canadiens' 100th anniversary. More...

BACK TO S-CH-OOL
Quebec's century-long bond to the Montreal Canadiens has been called passion, and even obsession. Now a university theologian has branded it as religion. More...

TSN.ca Video

GRAND OPENING
The Habs began their centennial celebrations in fine fashion, unveiling their Ring of Honour and beating the Bruins. Video.

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HONOURED AT THE HALL
Serge Savard and Larry Robinson help unveil the Canadiens exhibit at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Video.

BEHIND THE BENCH
Dick Irvin Jr. and Scotty Bowman reflect on the life of a head coach for the Montreal Canadiens. Video.

AWESTRUCK
Today's Canadiens players talk about the atmosphere at the unveiling of the Ring Of Honour. Video.

CHANCE AT REDEMPTION
Patrick Roy talks to TSN's Ray Ferraro about his number being retired on Nov. 22. Video.

THE YEAR OF THE HABS
SI's Michael Farber's video essay on the Canadiens, who are front and centre this season. Video.

FULL CIRCLE
Patrick Roy is welcomed back to the Canadiens as the team announces they will retire his number 33. Video.

'I'VE COME HOME'
After a bitter parting over a decade ago, Patrick Roy returned to a hero's welcome for his jersey retirement. Video.

FOREVER IMMORTALIZED
A year to the day from the club's 100th anniversary, the Canadiens officially inaugurated the Centennial Plaza. Video.

THE GREATEST
With the anniversary approaching, TSN SportsCentre counts down the Top 10 Montreal Canadiens of all-time. Video.

ULTIMATE TEAM
Richard or Lafleur? TSN puts together the perfect centennial lineup built along the lines of a real team. Video.

PERFECT ENDING
TSN's John Lu catches up with Canadiens forward Alex Kovalev, named MVP of the All-Star Game in Montreal. Video.

FOREVER PROUD - PT 1
TSN looks back at one of the great shrines of hockey at the corner of Atwater and Ste-Catherine. Video.

FOREVER PROUD - PT 2
From 1924 to 1996, the Montreal Forum was the home to hockey's winningest franchise. Video.

RED'S THOUGHTS
Montreal writer Red Fisher, who has covered the Canadiens for over 50 years, offers his perspective on saying goodbye to the old Montreal Forum. Video.

GROUP OF SEVEN
TSN.ca and The NHL on TSN pay homage to the seven finalists of our Greatest Hab Ever poll. Video.

THE STATUES
James Duthie takes a closer look at the player statues on display in Centennial Plaza. Video.

THE MEMORIES
The NHL on TSN panel discuss their favourite memory from the Canadiens' last 40 years. Video.

WHAT IT MEANS
Playing for the Montreal Canadiens has always been an honour, a privilege and a responsibility. Video.

ASK THE EXPERT
Canadiens legend Jean Beliveau joins James Duthie to discuss which Habs team was the greatest ever. Video.

Honoured From The Hall

The Hockey Hall of Fame's limited-time Centennial Exhibit features elaborate showcases, thrilling videos and a specially designed replica dressing room, all celebrating the 100 seasons of the Montreal Canadiens.

Watch a video preview of the exhibit
Learn more about the exhibit

Photos: Dave Sandford/Getty Images; Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images; Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images; Jana Chytilova/NHLI via Getty Images; The Canadian Press; The Hockey Hall of Fame



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