Canada Dry? Habs seek out to conclude nation’s 28-12 months Cup drought

Montreal — Just one of hockey’s most legendary shrines however stands at the corner of

Montreal — Just one of hockey’s most legendary shrines however stands at the corner of Atwater and Rue Ste-Catherine, overlooking Cabot Sq. and amid the Shaughnessy Village’s Victorian gray-stone row properties and Parisian-styled condominium blocks in downtown Montreal.

Aside from a number of pinpointing banners on its black, painted-above partitions, there are couple of remaining hints of the loaded history of the Montreal Discussion board. The making the place the Stanley Cup was awarded 15 moments — together with 12 to the hometown Canadiens — is now household to a multiplex theater.

Tucked inside of is Robert Girard’s athletics memorabilia store. The Canadiens are back in the Stanley Cup Final for the initial time in 28 many years still Girard cannot assist but wonder no matter if reminiscences of the Discussion board are commencing to fade.

“It’s going to be misplaced somewhere, for guaranteed,” said Girard, whose shop capabilities signed plaques, photographs and jerseys. “The aged technology will nonetheless remember. But the new generation, unfortunately, they will not be connected to the Discussion board.”