With 24 Stanley cups won, The Montreal Canadiens (French: Les Canadiens de Montréal) have a storied history as one of the best hockey teams in the world. They play in the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Canadiens have a storied history that goes back to more than 100-year and features a lot of success. In fact, the only professional team with more championships are the New York Yankees. The franchise is one of the “Original Six” teams, a description used for the teams that made up the first teams to join the NHL
The Montreal Canadiens are one of the most storied franchises in professional sports. The Canadiens have won 24 Stanley Cups with their last one coming in 1993. In total, the Montreal Canadiens have won 24 Stanley Cups and they have been involved with such legendary hockey players as Guy Lafleur, Maurice “The Rocket” Richard, Jean Beliveau, Ken Dryden and Patrick Roy. The club’s official name is le Club de hockey Canadien.The team is frequently referred to in English and French as the Habs. French nicknames for the team include Les Canadiens (or Le Canadien), Le Bleu-Blanc-Rouge, Le Tricolore, Les Glorieux (or Nos Glorieux), Les Habitants, Le CH and Le Grand Club.
Since March 16, 1996, the Bell Centre has been the home of the Montreal Canadiens. The Bell Centre, originally known as the Molson Centre, is located right in the heart of downtown Montreal with easy access from various Metro stations. The building has the largest seating capacity of any area in the NHL with a seating capacity of 21,273. The team previously played at the Montreal Forum which was their home for seven decades. The atmosphere at the Bell Center is always very exciting and energetic.
Montrealers , just like most Canadiens, are very passionate about their hockey teams. That is why you have to see a live Montreal Canadiens game to understand the city’s passion behind the Habs. Tickets to see the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre can be hard to find, especially at the last minute. You can still find tickets from various sources but you will often pay more than face value. Any game against Toronto or Boston will be even more expensive since those two teams are the main rivals of the Montreal Canadiens. Montreal and Toronto have two of the oldest hockey teams in Canada. They also have one of the most bitter rivalries in professional sports. The difference is that, getting tickets in Montreal will be tough but nearly impossible in Toronto.