Canadiens Fans in Action

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    Canadiens Fans in Action

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    ••• Picture Gallery of Montreal Habs Fans Canadiens fans shot just outside the Montreal Bell Centre prior the game against the Philadelphia Flyers during Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 24, 2008 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. Phillip MacCallum / Getty Images

    Canadiens Fans: Meet the Club

    There's nothing quite as deafening in these parts as Montreal's Bell Centre filled with roaring Habs fans. They're feisty, they're engaged, and they have a reputation for rabid home team support -- and superhero costume fetishes -- in and out of hockey arenas, and they multiply like bunnies in heat during playoffs, when fair weather masses wake up from their regular season slumber to join an already massive troop of proud Canadiens die-hards.

    But words don't describe their energy quite as well as pictures. Below are shots of assorted Canadiens fans taken during the 2010 NHL Playoff Season, the 2009-2010 regular season and the 2008 playoffs, which some of you may remember was plagued by one riot that made international headlines due to a cop car set on fire after the Habs beat long-time rivals the Boston Bruins in Game 7, Round 1.

    Canadiens fans are a feisty, engaged bunch, with a reputation for rabid Montreal Habs support in and out of hockey arenas.

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    Canadiens Fans in Action

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    ••• Picture Gallery of Montreal Habs Fans Montreal Canadiens fans Marc-Etienne Brulé(L) and Alexandre Latour(R) play foosball before Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the NHL Playoffs between Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens on April 24, 2008 at the Bell Centre, Montreal. Phillip MacCallum / Getty Images
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    Canadiens Fans in Action

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    ••• Picture Gallery of Montreal Habs Fans Canadiens fans celebrate a game-tying goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 24, 2008 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. Phillip MacCallum / Getty Images
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    Canadiens Fans in Action

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    ••• Picture Gallery of Montreal Habs Fans Canadien fans at the Bell Centre prior to Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 4, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Richard Wolowicz / Getty Images
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    Canadiens Fans in Action: Promo Girls

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    ••• Picture Gallery of Montreal Habs Fans Promotion staff posing prior to Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 4, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Richard Wolowicz / Getty Images
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    Viggo Mortensen Is a Habs Fan?

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    ••• How Did Viggo Mortensen Become a Canadiens Fan? Viggo Mortensen is a diehard Habs fan. He even insisted on regularly wearing his Canadiens jersey on the Toronto set of "A History of Violence," one populated by Maple Leafs fans, including director David Cronenberg. He reported getting "heat" for it. Phillip MacCallum / Getty Images

    Unbeknownst to many, actor Viggo Mortensen is very much a Habs fan. But how did a man born in New York City and raised in Denmark and Argentina become a Canadiens fan?

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    Canadiens Fans in Action

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    ••• Picture Gallery of Montreal Habs Fans Canadiens fan holds a mock Stanley Cup prior to Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 4, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Richard Wolowicz / Getty Images
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    Canadiens Fans in Action

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    ••• Picture Gallery of Montreal Habs Fans Canadiens fan watches a replay in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 6, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Wolowicz / Getty Images
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    Canadiens Fans in Action

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    ••• Picture Gallery of Montreal Habs Fans Montreal Canadiens shot in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 6, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Richard Wolowicz / Getty Images
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    Canadiens Fans in Action

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    ••• Picture Gallery of Montreal Habs Fans Canadiens fan cheers wearing a mock Stnaley Cup as the Montreal Canadiens take on the Boston Bruins during Game One of the 2008 NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at the Bell Centre April 10, 2008 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Dave Sandford / Getty Images
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    Canadiens Fans in Action

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    ••• Picture Gallery of Montreal Habs Fans Canadiens fans dressed up as Batoman and Robin at Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Montreal Canadiens on April 26, 2008 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)
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    Canadiens Fans in Action

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    ••• Picture Gallery of Montreal Habs Fans Canadiens Fans dressed as Batman and Robin at Game Two of the 2008 NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins on April 12, 2008 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. Dave Sandford / Getty Images
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    Canadiens Fans in Action

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    ••• Picture Gallery of Montreal Habs Fans Canadiens fans arrive at the Bell Centre for Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 4, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Richard Wolowicz / Getty Images