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Les Canadiens

by Rick Salutin, introduction by Ken Dryden

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list price: $18.95
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category: Drama
published: Jan 1977
ISBN:9780889221222
publisher: Talonbooks
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Les Canadiens begins on the Plains of Abraham in 1759 when a French-Canadian soldier throws his rifle to his son and it becomes a hockey stick. It ends in the Montreal Forum on the night of November 15, 1976, when Montreal Canadien fans turn a hockey game into an election victory rally for the indépendantiste Parti Québécois. In between, it is a play about Quebec and Canada using hockey as a metaphor?and a play about hockey using Quebec and Canada as its setting. Les Canadiens was commissioned by and first performed at Centaur Theatre in Montreal in February, 1977. The book contains a preface by Ken Dryden, former goalie for the Montreal Canadiens, and an introduction on hockey, politics and theatre by Rick Salutin.

About the Authors
Rick Salutin
Rick Salutin has written award-winning drama (Les Canadiens, 1837),
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Ken Dryden is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and is widely recognized as one of the greatest goaltenders of all time. During Dryden’s eight seasons in goal, the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup six times, and Dryden won the Conn Smythe Trophy, Calder Cup and Vezina trophy six times. A graduate of Cornell University and, in law, McGill University, he is the author of three other books, Home Game, The Moved and the Shaken and In School. Ken served as a member of parliament, including as a cabinet minister, and was recently inducted into the Order of Canada. He lives in Toronto.

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Contributor Notes

Rick Salutin
His play Les Canadiens (1977), written with an “assist” by hockey great Ken Dryden, won a Chalmers Award in 1978.

Editorial Review

?An examination of the Canadiens has never been mastered so well?even in a town that searches every pore of its sports heroes.”
? Montreal Gazette

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