Hockey season is officially here, and for Montreal Canadiens fans, that amounts to a whole lot of happiness.
After a season (and then some) of cheering on their team from afar, Habs fans are eager to finally experience the thrill of watching the Canadiens like they used to — in bars, with friends and, most of all, at the Bell Centre.
With Habs fans being renowned for their passion and excitement, it's no surprise that Molson Export, the official beer of the Montreal Canadiens, wants to kick off the season in high gear.
That's why Molson Export is giving Montrealers even more reason to celebrate this hockey season with the Molson Hall of Fan: a shrine to celebrate hockey's real MVPs — the fans — right inside the arena itself.
Chosen nominees will have their names featured on a banner in the Bell Centre's Molson Ex Zone, enshrining their passion and commitment to the Habs. Just imagine being front-and-centre with your name among fellow fans proudly on display. It'll be an unforgettable moment!
Those selected for the Molson Hall of Fan will also receive a special delivery from Montreal Canadiens alumni to announce their induction. Plus, selectees will get to view the game from a specialty suite on the night of the official induction ceremony. Talk about a total package.
Whether you're a season-ticket holder or attending your very first game, you have the chance to be inducted into the Molson Hall of Fan. All you have to do is tell Molson why you deserve it.
To apply to the Molson Hall of Fan, follow the instructions on the official website. If you're chosen, your passion for the Habs will be displayed in the Bell Centre for everyone to see — yet another reason to get hyped for the 2021 Habs hockey season.
Since the onset of the pandemic, many Quebecers have been paying more attention to what they spend and where they spend it on a daily basis. But monitoring your financial habits is easier said than done, so it's essential to have the right tools to help you stay on track.
Budgeting and managing your cash flow is super important when it comes to living your best adult life, but unfortunately, it's also one of the most difficult things to nail.
That's why RBC launched a new capability within its banking app that — along with the app's other capabilities — provides you with the insights and advice you need to manage your money. Get ready to save some serious coin.
The app's new NOMI ("know me") Forecast feature leverages AI technology to help you manage your cash flow by providing a rolling forecast for upcoming preauthorized withdrawals from your account within the next seven days.
NOMI Forecast predicts when your expected expenses are due (like rent, phone bills and student loan payments), which means you'll have visibility on upcoming financial obligations. It can help you confidently manage your spending and avoid unnecessary expenses. Now you can have more control over your finances than ever.
The new tool complement's RBC's existing lineup of NOMI capabilities, like NOMI Find & Save, which uses predictive technology to find the money you won't miss and stores those extra dollars away in a special account you set up for safekeeping.
According to RBC, clients using NOMI Find & Save have saved an average of $415 per month — or about $5,000 per year.
It will even automatically move money from your NOMI Find & Save account back to your normal account. This is to cover any upcoming payments that are due to come out of your linked chequing account that you may not have enough funds for. Now you know you won't go into overdraft.
Finally, RBC clients can easily create a personalized budget — without touching a calculator or an overwhelming spreadsheet — through NOMI Budgets. It suggests a monthly budget for you based on your spending habits.
NOMI Budgets monitors five types of major spending — shopping, dining, transportation, entertainment and cash withdrawals — and keeps you updated with regular notifications to let you know if you're over, under or on track with your monthly goal.
Now when you go out for coffee with your friends, you can actually be present instead of feeling guilty about buying that cappuccino.
All of RBC's NOMI tools and features are available in the RBC app, which now also has an in-app authentication process, 2-Step Verification, to keep all of your transactions extra safe and secure.
Compared to regular two-factor authentication, 2-Step Verification is quicker and more convenient: it's done strictly in the RBC app — no more fetching security codes from emails or texts.
This builds on other RBC safeguards to protect your most personal information in the digital space, like ID Verification, fraud monitoring, two-way fraud alerts and Card Lock, which allows you to lock your card immediately from the app if you've misplaced it.
Managing your money can be stressful. Know that RBC's got your back with its many budgeting, forecasting and security tools, like NOMI and 2-Step Verification.
Holding up a sign that read "Hey Caulfied 22 & Suzuki 14 let's make a trade. Puck for a pack of Tic Tacs," a young fan got the thrill of their lives. Suzuki noticed the sign and went over to the fan and made the transaction.
The adorable moment was posted on the Montreal Canadiens Twitter account.
Suzuki's mom replied to the post and proclaimed that "orange Tic Tacs are my fave!" She suggested to her son that it would be a "good idea" to get her Tic Tacs for her holiday stocking.
With a fresh eight-year, $63-million contract in hand, Suzuki is probably eyeing a much grander gift for his mom but it's nice to see that she still appreciates the simple things in life. For those of you at home, that equals a $7.875 million annual value for that contract.
Suzuki can buy a 12-pack of orange Tic Tacs on Amazon for $11.59 right now. With a cool $7.8 million bucks, Suzuki can buy his mom over 672,000 of those bulk packs, or around 8,064,000 single packs of Tic Tacs.
That's bound to cover more than a few Christmas, eh?
The post says Bergevin tested positive on the morning of November 19 and that he "is being monitored by the Canadiens medical staff and will follow the protocols set forth by the National Hockey League and the public health authorities."
Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin was confirmed positive for COVID-19 this morning.\n\nHe is being monitored by the Canadiens medical staff and will follow the protocols set forth by the National Hockey League and the public health authorities.
The Canadiens, who have been on a four-game losing streak, will have to contend without their general manager as he recovers from the virus.
It's been a tough season all around for the Habs so far. Several key players have gone down with injuries, hindering progress as the season grinds along.
Bergevin is in the last season of his contract with the Canadiens and his future as the general manager still remains in doubt. There has been no word of renewing his contract with the team.
Bergevin has been GM of the Habs for the past nine seasons.
This isn't the first time the team has had a brush with COVID-19. During the playoffs, last season, Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme was away from the team for 14 days after testing positive for COVID-19. Habs forward Joel Armia was also sidelined under the NHL's COVID-19 protocol for a Stanley Cup Final game.
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Quebec Premier François Legault wasn't looking for a negative reaction when he announced his hockey plan, which plays directly to one of the province's passions, but that's exactly what he got.
Late Thursday afternoon, Legault announced the creation of the Comité québécois sur le développement du hockey, a committee that will aim to "restore our national sport to its former glory, to instil a love of hockey in young people and to properly develop Quebec talent in a positive and safe environment," according to the premier.
But Legault is being dragged over his plan that some have called a "populist" distraction from more important issues.
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Allan Walsh, a well-regarded hockey agent who represents several Quebec-born players like Jonathan Drouin and Marc-André Fleury, took to Twitter to comment that growing hockey in Quebec is "not rocket science."
"Start with developing players at the QMJHL level instead of exploiting them. There [are] a few teams that do a great job, the majority will do anything to maximize profits to the detriment of players' futures."
Somebody may want to tell Legault and Plante that Belzile and Ouellet are in the lineup tonight, so a provincewide cataclysm as been averted and they can get back to that pesky little pandemic that's killed thousands of the same people they want to see on the hockey team so badly
The committee is tasked with addressing several major issues — including athlete development, the development of women's hockey, coaching, accessibility, safety and integrity — with a final report due on March 31, 2022.
For now, though, it's mostly rhetoric. In a statement, Legault exclaimed that hockey "is part of our identity, our pride and also part of the pleasures of life."
"This is how we are going to become a breeding ground for talent again. This is how Quebec will once again become a powerhouse in hockey."
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Several more people criticized Legault for announcing this plan while his administration is in the middle of an inquest into the number of deaths during the peak of the pandemic at the province's CHSLDs. Over 4,000 elderly people died in CHSLDs during the first wave of COVID-19.
"When will you have a conference to explain your catastrophic management of CHSLDs?" inquired one Twitter user.
The premier was mum on that issue during his hockey press conference.
Kuei , je ne comprends pas pourquoi qu\u2019il n\u2019y a pas une personne issue des 1ers nations au comite . Il y a des experts autochtones qui ont jou\u00e9s dans la LHJMQ et LNH et vous savez qu\u2019il y a eu du racisme au hockey dans les arenas au Qc.