Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Down on Habs Street…and other Canadiens news

61grand Rue de La Gauchetière, scene of this Canadiens Foundation event in 2006, may soon be named Rue des Canadiens.

It looks like by Friday, the Montreal Canadiens will finally have a street, or part of a street, named after them. It’s something that should have happened years ago. reports that Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay will announce that all or part of rue de La Gauchetière, the address of the Bell Centre, will be renamed Rue des Canadiens.

City hall officials are on record that council had looked at ways to honor the Canadiens 100th anniversary, but nothing has been formally announced.

There will be some form of announcement by the Canadiens at week’s end though.

Team VP of Communications and Community Relations, Donald Beauchamp,did talk to The Metropolitan News.

"I'm going to just have you wait a little bit on this one because we're planning something very soon,” he said.”We're planning on doing something on Friday for a number of things but I won't tell you what.”

All we know, from Mr. Beauchamp, is that it involves something to do with the Centennial Plaza.

From a couple sources over the summer, I have an idea as to what one of the announcements may pertain to. But like Mr. Beauchamp, and in confidence, I have to keep it to myself.

What else is happening:

The Hamilton Spectator’s Gary McKay checks in on the sulking Belarusian known as Sergei Kostitsyn.

The H does not stand for Habs wants critics to lay off Kyle Chipchura

Yves on Habs looks on the Canadiens after the first three games.

CJAD’s Abe Hefter weighs in and feels coach Martin is going to have to keep Gomez, Cammalleri, and Gionta together.

The Daily Hab-it looks at the positives in the Canadiens first loss of the season.

Special ticket offer for Ottawa area Habs fans:

Purchase 2 tickets to the Sens vs. Pens game on October 12 at 7:30 p.m. and you'll get the opportunity to pre-purchase 2 tickets to watch the Sens face the Canadiens this season on Tuesday December 8 or Monday December 28.

Offer expires Monday October 12. Visit and reference the special pre-buy code: CROSBY

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