If you're from Montreal, you most probably enjoy hockey and believe that we have the best team in the world (because we do!). You may or may not have already randomly bumped into one of the players, which was probably the most significant highlight of your existence.
It's totally understandable though - our boys will make anyone's heart skip a beat even if they're not hockey fans. So here's a list of Montreal spots where Montreal Canadiens have been spotted doing regular human things like eating, walking and hanging out... so you know where to "accidentally" run into them. You're welcome.
According to a press release from OpenTable shared with MTL Blog, "More than half (54%) of Quebecers missed celebrating special life events due to COVID-19-related restrictions according to a new survey by OpenTable and 27% are planning to make up for lost time with a celebration do-over."
So naturally, people in la belle province are now searching for spots to get all dolled up and celebrate the occasions they missed during the past year and a half.
And OpenTable's "100 Best Restaurants for Do-Overs" list tells us the following four Montreal restaurants are the best places to do so in the city:
Next time you're looking to hit the town for a fancy night out, you know where to go.
In Quebec, a vaccine passport is required to access many businesses and activities deemed non-essential, including restaurants and bars.
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."