“Hockey has always been a game of weight and power, and a small man needed a great deal of skill to make it as a pro. I believe that speed and skill are the best ingredients of the game. I view the Canadiens as playing a very fast, slick game but not being bullied by anyone. I don’t want hoodlums, but I do want he-man hockey talent to meet all and any situations, to be able to win by whatever means are needed.”
Spoken by Leo Dandurand on Nov. 3, 1921, the day after he bought the Montreal Canadiens.