The "CH" is kind of like the Illuminati symbol. It's recognizable, people put it everywhere, and it represents a group of extremely powerful people who invites a fierce debate whenever anyone brings them up. And just like the Illuminati symbol, there's someone obsessed enough to (partially) list every time it shows up in your TV shows and movies.
1. How I Met Your Mother (season 4, episode 11)
Remember the episode where Marshall takes Robin to the the Walleye Saloon, a Minnesota-themed bar? At the end, the two wind up at the Hoser Hut, a Canadian-themed bar. In the scene where the famous "Canadians are afraid of the dark" joke comes from, you can an extra wearing a Habs jersey.
2. The Price is Right (2011 season)
"An audience member sent this in...this is a jersey from some goaltender in Montreal."
(Uh, please, this is a jersey from THE goaltender in Montreal. Apologies to Jaroslav Halak. And I guess the goal guy for Montreal Impact. Sorry we never talk about you guys, ever).
3. The Mighty Ducks (1992)
You take your racially insensitive chirping out of here, ten year old Sidney Crosby look-alike.
4. The Exorcist (1972)
Guy on the right is wearing a Habs cap and looks so done with the horror movie fvckery happening around him. Guy in the middle should get two minutes for diving.
5. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
A teenage Habs fan tries to buy some illicit Van Halen tickets. I love the collared shirt underneath the jersey, like he's trying to keep it business casual for his meeting with a scalper.
6. The F Word (2013)
We couldn't find a clip from this 2013 Irish-Canadian romantic comedy, starring Daniel Radcliffe, to prove the existence of a Habs shoutout. Still, rest assured that Adam Driver's character proudly reps a Montreal Canadiens shirt for at least two of the scenes.
From the National Post: "By way of costume shorthand and signifier to flesh out his secondary role, Driver’s best friend character wears the same Parkdale T-shirt that’s worn later in the movie by Mackenzie Davis. More sly is the appearance of a Montreal Canadiens top. “Honestly? Director Mike Dowse just loves the Habs."
7. Regular Show
The classmate sitting next to Rigby is wearing an old-school Habs jersey. Love this neat little touch from the animators.
8. Jerry Maguire (1996)
Sports agent Tom Cruise has a huge cardboard cutout of a Habs player in his office, no big deal.
9. Lord of the Rings (2001-03)
Oh shit, what? How can films based on a medieval-ish high fantasy trilogy contain a hockey reference? By having a Canadiens super-fan play Aragorn, son of Arathorn, who is called Elessar, the Elfstone, Dúnadain, the heir of Isildur Elendil's son of Gondor, that's how.
A Bill Murray classic where he's the head counsellor of a boys summer camp, and evidently a hockey fan. (Murray wears a Chicago Blackhawks jacket later on). Anyways, here is a man in a Habs jersey teaching you how to fold a shirt
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Forwards Paul Byron, Mike Hoffman, Joel Teasdale, defenseman Josh Brook, and goaltender Carey Price all failed their medicals and are probably out until the start of the regular season.
Defenceman Joel Edmundson is listed with a day-to-day injury and might rejoin the team in the coming days.
Meanwhile, Habs forward Brendan Gallagher was absent for "family reasons" and will return to camp soon.
There's a palpable sense of excitement going into the new season. With a re-tooled team, a bunch of new players, and a new plan of action from head coach Dominique Ducharme, the Habs are looking fresh and capable.
Whether or not they'll make the Stanely Cup Finals again this season is highly debatable, but you best believe the boys will give it their best shot.
If while watching the 2020-2021 NHL season you couldn't help but wonder where Jonathan Drouin from the Montreal Canadiens was, fans finally got answers.
During an interview with TSN, it was pointed out that Drouin was on the ice during a warm-up on April 23, the last fans saw of him this season.
The Habs player said anxiety and insomnia were key factors in why he didn't play this season.
"I've had anxiety problems for many years, insomnia problems that relate to my anxiety and that week in Calgary where we played three games — missed all three of them — wasn't feeling good," he said.
"That was where you know it hit a wall for me and it was time to step away from the game and literally take a step back from everything and kind of enjoy life — I needed it. It was hard for me to do at that time and obviously, playoffs were coming around. It wasn't an easy thing to do and I'm proud of what I've done and I'm happy I did it," Drouin continued.
"I'm 26 years old so I wanted to do it at that point in my career and feel good for the next years."
"We are very excited to have been chosen by the League to host the draft, which will take place in Montreal for the first time since 2009," France Margaret Bélanger, president, Sports and Entertainment of Groupe CH, said in a press release.
It’s official, the 2022 NHL Draft will take place in Montreal on July 7 and 8!
Groupe CH, the parent company of the Montreal Canadiens, just unveiled its new action plan to bring awareness and education to the community and its employees about sexual cyberviolence.
Titled the "Respect and Consent Action Plan," the plan will tackle "the internal environment of Groupe CH as well as the external and community environment."
In a press release, Montreal Canadiens owner, president, and CEO Geoff Molson said, "we want to ensure that our actions will be part of a concerted approach that will bring about positive changes within our company and in the hockey community."
All employees and hockey operations staff will benefit from training "on respect and consent and sexual cyberviolence in line with our policy of equity, diversity, and inclusion and with the values of our organization," the release said.
The company will also hire women in "key positions" within the hockey operations department.
As for its community initiatives, the Montreal Canadiens will collaborate with aid organizations and the Quebec hockey community at large to develop a "prevention program aimed at young hockey players, as well as the interveners who support them in their practice of the sport."
Financial support will also be given to registered organizations that are committed to preventing and raising awareness about sexual cyberviolence. Groupe CH has also given financial support to an organization that supports victims of sexual violence.
The release of the Respect and Consent Action Plan follows uproar surrounding the Canadiens' draft pick of defenceman Logan Mailloux, who admitted to distributing a pornographic photo of an 18-year-old woman without consent.
At the time of the draft pick, the team said it was "committed to raising awareness among [its] players about the repercussions of their actions on the lives of others."
If you require resources or assistance surrounding sexual assault in Quebec, the CAVAC helpline is available 24/7. Those who may need support can call 1-866-532-2822. Other crisis lines and 24/7 options can be found at The Lifeline Canada.