Definitions

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  • proper n. the Montreal Canadiens hockey club
  • proper n. Plural form of Hab.

Etymologies

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From the French, Habs

Examples

  • In my younger years I was what you called a Habs fan.

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  • When Turco eventually returned the fiver, he'd crossed out the word "Habs" in "Habs Rule" and replaced it with "Turco Rules."

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  • Although this was the 5,998th game in Habs history, it was only the second time the team has played a regular-season game on Friday the 13th.

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  • At the time, many Francophone Quebecers referred to themselves in French as habitants, or settlers, and the nickname Habs was taken up by some, although that name is almost exclusively used by English-speaking fans now.

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  • At the time, many francophone Quebecers referred to themselves in French as habitants, or settlers, and the nickname Habs was taken up by some, although that name is almost exclusively used by English-speaking fans now.

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  • Caps vs. Habs is one of this year's match-ups where I would cheer for either of the teams if they were playing someone else (someone like, say, the Wings or -- I don't even want to type this -- the Canucks). (

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  • The Habs are a business like the other twenty-nine NHL franchises, but one whose bedrock of support is predicated upon the belief that they are us and we are them.

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  • Simple test to see if you'll like it: if you groan at the idea of Habs and Leafs jerseys being used to represent the two solitudes, well, it doesn't get much deeper than that.

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  • But the Habs are an ambitious bunch, and are taking dead aim at the division lead and home ice in the first round of the playoffs.

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  • General manager Pierre Gauthier is taking a risk by leaving his roster largely intact, but with returning injury victims Andrei Markov, Max Pacioretty and Josh Gorges, and the addition of Cole and hard-rock defenceman Alexei Yemelin, the Habs will be a tough out.

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