Is hockey a religion in Montreal? You be the judge.
The following is a guest post by our designer, Mivil Deschênes.
The founding myth
All religions need a founding myth. Montreal Canadiens fans tell tales of a golden age peopled with supermen who gorged on inch-thick steaks, smoked in the locker room and skated to victory after victory, their hair streaming behind them.
An intermediary between Heaven and Earth, the hero sacrifices himself by battling evil in our stead. In the glorious pantheon of the Montreal Canadiens, there is no better incarnation of the hero than Maurice Richard, glaring down opposing players as he barrels toward the net.