This Wednesday, August 4, fans of the legendary Maurice Richard may remember the exploits of the famous rocket and, above all, the 100th anniversary of the birth of the number 9.
The eldest of a family of eight children was born in Montreal on August 4, 1921, at which time no one doubted that he would become a symbol of his sport and a symbol of the silent revolution in Quebec.
Beyond his 544 goals in the regular season and his eight Stanley Cups winning over the Canadians, Richard made an impression as an artist in his own way.
“The rocket, in his sport, is a Beethoven, he, too, will never recognize the adoration the Cubes have for him. Le Journal de Montreal (read Here).
“He carried the wrath of the ‘French Canyons’ over his broad shoulders. He won Irwin by enduring his insults and his racism, and by transmitting this humiliation and his rage on the ice, “the columnist also wrote.