After yesterday's shoddy history lesson from the hockeybuzz, it's a pleasure to turn around and find our old friend Robert at Eyes on the Prize diligently documenting the Canadiens history, and properly too. If you want a good read, and to learn a lot more about the early Canadiens (Canadian on the hockey cards of the day, apparently) and Mr. O'Brien's 4-team assault on the Montreal Wanderers in the NHA of 1910, then have a look at this piece.
Incidentally, I'd love to be able to do something like documenting the 100-year history of the team. If not for a job getting in the way, then maybe I would. But one couldn't hope to do a more thorough job of it than Robert. He says on his blog, he'll be doing every team from the 100 (ending with the current one) in installments (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) from here until they are done some time in March, by my calculations. I'll be checking these out, and I recommend them to anyone who loves this team and its history.
Hopefully, Tobalev and I will be able to complement all the historical accounts with some perspective on the current and more recent editions of the Habs.
August today. The last non-hockey month of the summer!