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POSTED ON Sunday, 09.10.2011 / 10:36 AM

Like many of you, we couldn’t help but wonder what ever happened to the old Winnipeg Arena…and the giant portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that used to hang from the rafters? Demolished in 2006, the Winnipeg Arena is now just an empty lot across from the Canad Inns Stadium, where the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers play. According to the signage, construction of a new housing complex is slated to begin in the coming weeks on the lot. As for the painting of the Queen, it’s currently in a warehouse in Whitby, ON, looking for an art lover to give it a new home.




There’s nothing we here at the canadiens.com won’t do in the name of science, so when we heard the rumor that the coldest spot in Canada was down the street from our hotel, we set out to test the hypothesis. The legendary intersection even made it into the chorus of Randy Bachman and Neil Young’s song “Prairie Town”! Ok, so a balmy autumn day probably wasn’t the best setting in which to conduct our experiment, but we headed to the intersection of Portage and Main to see just how cold it was. We didn’t see any cars swerving in the wind or pedestrians donning extra layers – although it did prove to be one of the most complicated crosswalks we’ve ever traversed! For now, we’re calling this legend a myth, but we’ll be sure to send our other crew members to follow up when the team returns to The Peg in December! 

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POSTED ON Thursday, 06.10.2011 / 7:06 PM
Visitors' dressing rooms around the NHL have a reputation for being as big as sardine cans. The one at the Air Canada Centre is considered among the most spacious. But when the Habs arrive to play the Leafs for the first game of the regular season, this is the result: A traffic jam where a whole lot of feet get stepped on. Your challenge: find the ratio of reporters/players in this picture!


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