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AareDub
12-17-2003, 09:08 PM
I always hear the Montreal Canadiens referred to as The Habs, anybody know why?

Yashamaga
12-17-2003, 09:22 PM
hello rdd

MoRcHeEbA
12-17-2003, 09:33 PM
habs is an abbreviation of "les Habitants" which was the name given to the settlers from new france way back in the day, then once the canadiens got there name they decided to give them a french nickname since they're in a french city.

TheJShow
12-17-2003, 10:56 PM
Morcheba is right, it's short for Les Habitants.

AareDub
12-24-2003, 11:59 AM
Whoa, I almost forgot about this thread. Thanks for the answers guys.

YOUR Hero
12-24-2003, 04:28 PM
habs is an abbreviation of "les Habitants" which was the name given to the settlers from new france way back in the day, then once the canadiens got there name they decided to give them a french nickname since they're in a french city.

Very good Jadah.

MoRcHeEbA
12-26-2003, 12:40 AM
I learnt that in school :cool: