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The Montreal Canadiens: Rethinking a Legend by Audrey Laurin-Lamothe, Nicolas Moreau and Marie-Pier Rivest , Translated by Howard Scott

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One of the most famous and certainly most successful professional hockey teams of all time, the Montreal Canadiens are practically a national institution in Quebec society. More than any other team, the Habs play an important role in the identity, economy, and culture of their home town and province.

The essays in The Montreal Canadiens: Rethinking a Legend offer a panoramic view of this influence. What were the connections between the Maurice Richard Riot of 1955 and Quebec’s Quiet Revolution? Can we say that loyalty to the team constitutes a religion for its fans? How is corporatization affecting how Quebecers connect with their beloved team? Featuring a wide range of writing on Le Grand Club and its social significance, the book offers a fresh and fascinating perspective on one of Canada’s greatest sports teams.

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English

Non-Fiction

2015

9781442648692

University of Toronto Press

Toronto

2015

144

hardcover