I just want people to know, especially fans of other teams, that the Montreal Canadiens are connected to the beginning of World War 1.
The First World War came shortly after the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, who had expansion on his mind. Much like Gary Bettman. The Serbs didn’t care much for this type of expansion behaviour and shot the poor bugger. Franz, not Gary.
Franz Ferdinand, if he hadn’t taken a bullet, would soon become ruler of Habsburg!
Habsburg was an Austrian and Spanish Royal House beginning sometime in the 11th century, and remains an important European Royal House to this day. There was a Habsburg castle, Habsburg throne, an Archduke Otto von Habsburg, and now, Karl von Habsburg carries on to this day.
I’m just saying. Was there a Bruinsburg, or Leafsburg, or Canucksburg? Otto von Bruinsburg?
No way. But there was a Habsburg!
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