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On July 23, the Montreal Canadiens made the decision to draft Logan Mailloux, a player who had actually asked not to be drafted this year.

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If you heard cheering last night, chances are it was from Quebec. The Montreal Canadiens beat the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday, June 24, to make the Stanley Cup Finals, and fans did not hold back when celebrating.

Thousands of people gathered outside of the Bell Centre in Montreal to support Canada's team (depending on who you ask), but things got pretty intense as the night wore on and celebrations ramped up.

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Sitting in a stadium of sports fans may seem like a thing of the past, but 2,500 lucky people might get the chance to watch a live NHL playoff game at Montreal's Bell Centre this month.

Quebec has recently announced a summer reopening plan that will allow indoor and outdoor venues to host up to 2,500 attendees in sections of 250 people as of May 28.

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It's been a difficult time for sports fans, but they'll get to see many of their teams play again soon. However, at least one Canadian athlete will be missing. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, the NFL star who is also an MD, has opted not to play this year.

In a statement posted to Twitter on July 24, Duvernay-Tardif announced that he had made the choice to opt-out of playing in this year's NFL season.

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People are doing their parts to help out during the outbreak of COVID-19 in Canada. NHL player Jeff Petry and his wife, Julie, are among those pitching in. They're paying for meals for healthcare workers who are on the frontline of dealing with the virus.

In a March 29 Instagram post, Petry announced that he and Julie would be setting up $2500 tabs at Mandy's and Notre-Boeuf-de-Grâce locations for hospital employees in Montreal.

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Kids say the darndest things, don't they? Not all of them get to share their thoughts with millions of people, though. That was the case with Montreal Canadiens player Jeff Petry's son, Boyd, who got mic'd up during a game. 

At just four years old, Boyd obviously has a lot of energy. He starts off by giving his dad their secret handshake: high five, fist bump, and rock and roll.

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It's never great when your favourite hockey team ends up on a losing streak. Fans need someone to blame, and unfortunately for Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien, that happens to be him. Habs followers want him fired along with general manager Marc Bergevin.

Following a five-game losing streak, Montreal devotees took to Twitter to vent their frustration with the team's leadership.

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Proceed at your own risk. On November 2, as the Montreal Canadiens faced the Dallas Stars in the NHL, one particular Habs fan was caught on camera doing something not everyone would deem part of a nutritional diet. Two Montreal Canadiens fans were eating what appeared to be mayo straight from the tub, and it's fair to say people are disgusted.

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Canada's only baseball team didn't make the post-season this year let alone the World Series and that's a bummer. However, the team that won the World Series actually has a pretty big connection to Canada. That's making Canadians celebrate the win as if it were our own victory. 

The Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros on October 30 to win the World Series. You might not expect to find a Canadian connection during a World Series that features two American teams, but the Nationals have a great link to Canada.

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