stratford’s streak

Statuesque: It was 85 years ago today, on Monday, March 8, 1937, that Howie Morenz, inimitable Canadiens’ centre,  died of a coronary embolism at Montreal’s Hôpital Saint-Luc, a dreadful complication of the much-broken ankle he’d suffered on the ice a month earlier. He was 34. Alongside homages to Lafleur, Richard, and Béliveau, Morenz’s statue stands before the Bell Centre in Montreal. (Image: Stephen Smith)