Sport: The Rocket

For sustained loyalty, raucous fanaticism and sheer madness, there are few sporting crowds in the world to equal the hockey fans of Montreal. Whenever Les Canadiens are in town, French Canadians jam Montreal's Forum (capacity: 13,531) to shout bilingually (English and French) for their heroes. Every Canadiens game since World War II days has been a sellout, and it is so hard to get tickets that season-ticket holders have been known to dispose of their seats in their wills.

There are those who consider the current Montreal team the greatest ever in hockey, superior...

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