|Date Updated:||May 5, 2015|
ORIGINAL SIZE LIMITED EDITION PRINT
24" x 18"
Individually signed and numbered out of ONLY 909 to commemorate the inaugural year of the Montreal Canadiens (1909).
Completed September 18, 2012.
This drawing was inspired by the proud
history of the Montreal Canadiens and their strong fanbase. The piece captures
the feeling of being a Habs fan on game day as fans walk toward both The
Montreal Forum (left) and the Bell Centre (right). Ghosted in the sky above the
arenas are seven of the many great players that have captured the hearts of
Habs' fans since their inaugural season in 1909. From left to right: Jacques
Plante (inventor of the first Goalie Mask), Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Jean
Beliveau, Henri "The Pocket-Rocket" Richard (winner of 11 Stanley Cups - more
than any other player in NHL history!), Ken Dryden, Guy Lafleur and Patrick Roy.
Fan jersey numbers pay tribute to these players as well as many more. Note that
the fan wearing Serge Savard's number 18 is paying tribute to Savrd's
"Spin-o-rama" (yes, Serge Savard did it first, not Denis; a popular
misconception). One fan's jacket also pays tribute to Montreal's league leading
24 Stanley Cups; truly a proud, rich history! In the left foreground stands a
statue of Howie Morenz, also known as the "Stratford Streak" and "Mitchell
Meteor", the Canadien's first superstar.