Rabid Habs

When the Habs are British Columbia Bound…

It’s that time of year again. The annual Montreal Canadiens vs. Vancouver Canucks tilt at Roger’s Arena and so our resident B.C.-contributor and Canucks/Habs fan Tina Poole breaks down the MTL vs Vancity battle.

This season features teams seemingly going in opposite directions. The Canucks just traded two of their veterans in Alex Burrows and Jannick Hansen. Montreal is making a push, having fired Michel Therrien and increased their size and depth adding Steve Ott, Andreas Martinsen, Jordie Benn, and Dwight King. Without further ado, here are some fast facts to prep you!

Quebec Born Canucks: Alex Biega and Michael Chaput (both born in Montreal)

BC Born Habs: Shea Weber (Sicamous, BC), Jordie Benn (Victoria, BC) and Carey Price (Anaheim Lake, BC)

BC Premier: Christie Clark

Quebec Premier: Philippe Couillard

Canucks Mascot: Fin the Orca

Habs Mascot: Youppi!!

Canucks Goal Song: Holiday by Green Day

Habs Goal song: Le but (Allez Montréal) by Loco Locass

Must Try Quebec Cuisine: Montreal smoked meat and poutine

Must Try BC Cuisine: Nanaimo Bars and fresh sockeye salmon

BC Official Bird: Stellar’s Jay

Quebec Official Bird: snowy owl

BC Official Tree: Pacific dogwood

Quebec Official Tree: yellow birch

BC Official Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (splendour without diminishment)

Quebec Official Motto: Je me souviens (I remember)