Thursday, September 25, 2008


Uh, yeah. This jersey was shown to the public yesterday as one of the six vintage jerseys the Habs will wear on occasion through December 4th, 2009, to celebrate the 100th anniversary. Apparently this was a jersey the Habs wore back in the day. I don't know what day, I don't know what the A stands for, and I'm way too fucking lazy to research it. Or care. I'm sure Robert from Eyes on the Prize can enlighten us, he knows his history. My knowledge of history goes back only to 1978, when I discovered drugs.

The jersey was part of the larger event yesterday when the Habs unveiled the entire slate of activities for the 100th Anniversary. It includes assorted cash grabs and events to trumpet how great we are. December 5th, 2009 can't get here fast enough.


bob said...

Canadian Athletic Club.

I guess the my 1996 Recchi jersey is now officialy out of date.

Chris in Knoxville, Really, I live in fucking TENNESSEE and I knew this. said...

Club Athletic Canadien, as opposed to Club du Hockey Canadien

Number31 said...

Laraque is gonna look so weird in that barber-pole one...The only bonus I can think of to wearing these is to blind the competition or piss off the Leafs (with regards to the Habs maple leaf one).

Robert L said...

As Bob said above, the team was incorporated as Club Athletique Canadiens, and the logo from 1915 to 1918 reflected the name. The same CAC was worked into earlier jersey's as well.