So the Canadiens have announced the official party plans for their 100th (give or take a few years) anniversary, and boy is there a shitload of stuff happening:
Six different jerseys, celebrating the Canadiens entire stripy, woollen history. I love the Habs current "classic" bleu, blanc et rouge, which has been the standard forever, but if anyone wants to buy me one of those 1910-11 or 1912-13 or 1945-46 jerseys (Mrs HF10, I'm looking in your direction!) I'd be loving it.
Retiring St. Patrick's number and adding a Ring of Honour. We've already discussed this. No word on whether Cam Neely will rip a shot over Patrick's glove hand during the ceremony. Fucking Cam Neely.
Builders night for the coaches. (Finally Bob Berry gets his due!)
Original Six Salutes versus the Leafs and the Rangers (Rangers fans have their own salute, I bet).
The All-Star game (Vote Price! And Kovy! And Markov! And DOOM! And Tits! And MORE Tits!)
The draft, where we see John Tavares go to the Devils 2nd overall after Uncle Cliffy trades the Leafs pick for Colin White at the trade deadline.
The opening of the Centennial Plaza/cash grab/new hobo hangout.
The opening of a Canadiens-sponsored local rink. No joke here; that's a good thing.
An event with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, featuring the magnum opus "The Night the Lights Went out in Boston: 80 years of Beating the Bruins" by Sergei "Red Light" Rachmaninoff.
Commemorative stamps and coins. STAMPS! COINS! If there's one thing 21st century kids love to do, it's collect stamps and coins!
A movie starring every Quebecois actor, with Roy Dupuis playing the Rocket, Beliveau, Dick Irvin Senior and Junior, St. Patrick, Fast Eddie Palchak, Koivu, Donald Brashear, and Hartland Molson.
It all ends on December 4, 2009 with the Centennial Game, which, if the NHL schedule-makers screw with the Habs like they did at the closing of the Forum (the Dallas Stars? Really? And while we are at it, the Rangers opened the Bell Centre? Really?) means 75,000 in the Stade Olympique to watch the Habs tangle with their historic rivals from Anaheim.
All topped off with a batch of 100th Anniversary HabsMeth courtesy of HF29, Official Meth Supplier to the 100th Anniversary Celebrations.*
*Not exactly. 29 only has enough meth for our loyal readers.