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    La Malédiction du Forum(Curse of the Forum)

    Stéphane Dumas

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    Date d'inscription : 07/07/2012

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    Message par Stéphane Dumas Sam 17 Nov - 19:09

    J'ai trouvé ce billet posté en 2015 qui mentionne outre l'échange de Patrick Roy, le déménagmenent du Forum au Centre Molson/Bell aurait été un autre facteur sur les raisons que le CH n'a pas gagné la coupe Stanley depuis 1993.

    It has been a long 22 years since the Montreal Canadiens hoisted the Stanley Cup. The year was 1993, and the Habs mounted a magical playoff run to capture it for the 24th in Franchise history. It may not be their last ever, but it was the last at the legendary Montreal Forum.

    The very first time the Canadiens played at the Forum was all the way back in 1924. When the Jubilee Arena burned down in 1919, the team took up playing on the natural ice surface at the new Mount Royal Arena. Due to some issues getting that ice ready in 1924, they were invited to open their season at what was then the Maroons' home rink.

    And so, on this very day in 1924, the Canadiens would take to the ice at the Forum for the first game of many, to play the Toronto St. Pats. Leo Dandurand's championship-defending squad would not disappoint, hammering Toronto 7-1, setting the tone for an eventual 70 year residence, during which time they would win 22 Stanley Cups.

    The Canadiens moved permanently to the Forum in 1926, due to the unreliability of the Mount Royal Arena surface. It would thus become the house of legends. It housed two of the greatest dynasties in the history of professional sports; five straight championships from 1956 to 1960, and the 70's teams that won six Stanley Cups during the decade.

    It was a building that no team wanted to go to. The fans were fanatical, the Habs were a perennial powerhouse, and opposing teams always stood a better chance of walking out with a loss than a win. The Forum and it's occupants were synonymous with winning, and everyone who visited was well aware of that on their way in.

    Alas, Habs hockey simply couldn't stay at the Forum forever. A building constructed in the 1920's was bound to become outdated for the growing NHL, no matter it's history. In 1996, the Canadiens would move to their shiny new home at the Molson (now Bell) Centre.

    Adjusted for inflation, the cost for building the Forum would be around $21.5 million today. A stark contrast to the cost of the Bell Centre, which, adjusted for inflation, would cost around $387 million today. They needed a more modern facility, and they went out and got it.

    But does the curse of the Forum loom over the Bell Centre?

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