The Montreal Forum 1908-1996

the old montreal forum

The Old Forum in Montreal — Opening night, November 9, 1908, was a sensation and all 3,000 pairs of roller skates available for rental saw extensive use as thousands of Montrealers came to wander through, gawk at or try out the facilities at what was hyped in the press as “the largest, finest and most hygienic roller rink,” a decent establishment, “catering only to the highest classes of patronage.”

To Reclaim its Past Glory, Les Glorieux Must First Reclaim the Past

Hockey is an emotional game. A game can turn on a dime from momentum swings caused by a bruising body check, a great save or even a passionate chant from the …

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Top 10 Goal Scorers in Montreal Arena History

Montreal was one of the founders of the National Hockey League in 1917. There were in fact two teams in the city in that first year, the Wanderers and the …

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Book Review: Maurice Richard

Maurice Richard: The Most Amazing Hockey Player Ever.  By Chris Robinson.  (2011, Toronto: James Lorimer & Company, Ltd. Softcover. Pp. 128.  $9.95. ISBN 978-1-55277-900-2.) “Don’t let anyone say that it’s …

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The Angst of Maple Leaf Gardens

Change is, as most folks will tell you, inevitable. Frankly, the NHL is loaded with change, be it franchises moving cities or introducing new uniforms, changing styles in play, and of …

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Book Review: Queens of the Ice

Carly Adams adds to the case for Hilda Ranscombe and the Preston Rivulettes’ induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.  Toronto – I hope you’re listening.   Queens of the …

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