Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The end of an era
On March 11, 1996, the Montreal Canadiens played their last game at the Montreal Forum, beating the Dallas Stars 4-1. Located at the northeast corner of Avenue Atwater and Rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, the building was historically significant as It was home to 26 Stanley Cup championships (24 of the Canadiens and two of the Montreal Maroons, for whom the arena was originally built.) After the game, many previous hockey greats were presented to the crowd. The Rocket Richard(R.I.P.) got a 6 min standing ovation
If you ask me things have never been the same since...