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Subject: H in Montreal Canadiens Logo
I have a question about Montreal Canadiens.
I have often wondered, what does the letter H mean, that is placed in the logo of Montreal Canadiens hockey team.

Thanks in advance

[10-01-2004,11:52]
Julio
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The H stands for hockey. The C does not stand for Canadiens, as you would expect. It stands for club. Club du hockey.

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[10-01-2004,13:43]
Joe Pelletier
C (in reply to: H in Montreal Canadiens Logo)
I thaught that C would be for Canadiens, too.
Well, now I know.

[11-01-2004,23:19]
Dave
THE WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY (in reply to: H in Montreal Canadiens Logo)
Joe, did you write that book?
You never know who you gonna find on the net.
GOod work man.

[14-01-2004,08:04]
Ramie
H in Canadiens' logo (in reply to: H in Montreal Canadiens Logo)
No. Joe is wrong and is sorely unqualified to be posting replies on web pages. The C does in fact stand for Canadiens, not "Club" as in "Club de Hockey." Anyone familiar with Canadian history should know that the H stands for Habitants, a term used in reference to early French Canadians. This explains the nickname of the team, "Les/The Habs."
[23-01-2004,18:28]
Jonathan
Wow. (in reply to: H in Montreal Canadiens Logo)
Geeze. Come on. Each and every Canadian should know that the H on the Montreal Canadiens jerseys stands for Habitant which is what the french called those who settled in New France which is modern day Quebec.
[09-02-2004,20:18]
Cujo
H in Canadiens (in reply to: H in Montreal Canadiens Logo)
I guess Joe is the only genius in the bunch. It´s actually two "C"s. The inner and the outer. It stands for Club Hockey de Canadienne. See - C H C - Les Habitants was adopted as "the local boys" (Quebecois) to play against the "British" Canadians. Great work Joe, you answered something every Canadian (except Cujo) should know (especially if he´s from Quebec). Au Revoir!
[15-02-2004,12:29]
Gardienne
read closely (in reply to: H in Montreal Canadiens Logo)
If you had read more closely, Gardienne, you would have noticed that Joe claimed that "the C" (only one C, according to him) "does not stand for Canadiens, as you would expect." Yet you agree with me that at least one of the "two" Cs does stand for just that. So how exactly is Joe a genius again? I´m not sure I believe that you know what you´re talking about. But in case you do, can you clarify on the H/Habitants issue? You say the H has nothing to do with their nickname, the Habs?
[15-02-2004,14:26]
Jonathan
logo (in reply to: H in Montreal Canadiens Logo)
In response to all:

The Logo design: a C with an H in the centre (for Club de Hockey Canadien)

Does anyone out there have a printable version (or know of where I can get one) of the Habs logo that I can enlarge on my basement wall?

Thanks.

[17-02-2004,15:28]
Stan
Vector habs logo (in reply to: H in Montreal Canadiens Logo)
Hey for you stan a swf logo of the Montreal Canadiens. You can enlarge it as much as you want. Enjoy!

http://www.quikmedia.net/hockey/habs.swf

[22-02-2004,18:45]
Jeff
Leafs logo... (in reply to: H in Montreal Canadiens Logo)
Does anyone know where i could get a Maple Leafs logo that can be blown up for MY basement wall...? ;)



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[13-03-2004,23:57]
NiCk
Leaf Fans (in reply to: H in Montreal Canadiens Logo)
Does anyone know where i can get any leaf fans to blow up....on my basement wall?
[23-03-2004,14:47]
yerMa
Reply to H in Montreal Canadiens Logo (in reply to: H in Montreal Canadiens Logo)
The "C" does stand for Canadian and the "H" stands for Habitents but the they are called the the "Habs" for short the proper saying is Montreal Canadian Habitants, but called The Montreal Canadian Habs for short
[27-03-2004,11:15]
Bobbi
Reply (in reply to: H in Montreal Canadiens Logo)
err- Well, I´m only 12 but even I knew their old name was habitants! Look, Legend has it that the "H" on the Canadiens logo stands for "Habs" instead of "Hockey" as in Club de Hockey Canadien. In 1924, Madison Square Garden owner Tex Rickard was falsely told by someone that the "H" stood for "habitant", a French word that in those days was used to denote the farmers of Quebec.

Rickard was told that the French players on the team came from the farms and that they were therefore "habitants" or "Habs". At the time, the Canadiens were considered Montreal´s "French" team, as opposed to the primairly "English" Montreal Maroons.

... btw, yeah I´m a female. I luv hockey. n e ways ttyl hope that helped...

[07-04-2004,19:52]
Jujubs
(in reply to: H in Montreal Canadiens Logo)
Hey! Okay, the person that said the H stands for hockey, is wrong. The H in fact stands for Habitant, the french word meaning "inhabitant" describing the first French people.
[11-04-2004,18:56]
Jazzy
CH in Montreal Canadiens Logo (in reply to: H in Montreal Canadiens Logo)
The CH stands for "centre hice". LOL!
[14-04-2004,02:45]
Derrick
you guys are.... (in reply to: H in Montreal Canadiens Logo)
a bunch of french pussies!
[16-04-2004,10:31]
Danny from Jersey
Club de Hockey (in reply to: H in Montreal Canadiens Logo)
I work for the Canadiens and I´m asked that question all the time. I can unequivocally say that the CH stands for Club de Hockey and doesn´t refer to either Canadiens or Habitants. The same logic applies to the old CA logo which they wore in the early years. In that case the CA stood for Club Athletique.
[17-04-2004,22:18]
danny!
(in reply to: H in Montreal Canadiens Logo)
I don´t think anyone disputes that The Canadiens are called The Habs because of their origin as french canadians called les habitants. The Canadiens as a team has evolved over the years and so has their jersey. When the club was born in 1909 they were simply the "Club Canadien" with just a "C" on their jersey, then in 1911 they became "Club Athlétique Canadien" with "CAC" on their jersey, for 1914-1915 season it changed again to a large "C" with a smaller "A" within the "C" (which was their uniform when they won the cup in 1916). By the next season, the Club Athlétique Canadiens was no longer in business, the "A" changed to "H", the new "Club de Hockey Canadien" was born, and the uniform has remained essentially unchanged ever since.
[17-04-2004,23:55]
SES
(in reply to: H in Montreal Canadiens Logo)
do u guys/girls hav honestly nothing else to do than fukin argue bot wat the C and H stands for..who the FUCK cares
[19-04-2004,21:52]
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