The Impact of the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club on the City of Montreal

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The Impact of the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club on the City of Montreal

A sports team is vital to a large city such as Montreal. A sports team may have

positive or negative impacts on a city. The team that will be focused on is the Montreal

Canadiens. Despite the poor seasons that the team has recently endured, the Montreal

Canadiens are still one of the most winningest franchises in all of sports. The team’s long

history as a winning organization has made the city of Montreal reputable. For my

research, the three disciplines that will be focused on are sociology, geography, and

economics. These disciplines are very much evident and important to my research topic,

that being, the importance the Montreal
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This incident took place during a playoff game between the Montreal Canadiens

and the Philadelphia Flyers. The incident occurred when goaltender of the Flyers, Ron

Hextall, left his crease to fight Chris Chelios of the Canadiens. Soon after a brawl

erupted. This incident showed that no matter who is involved, the whole team stands up

for each other. As mentioned in “Sociology: Problems and Perspectives”, “Sociologists

draw an important distinction between the purposes of our behaviour-what we intend to

do-and the unintended consequences that our behaviour brings about. The purposes for

which we do things may be very different from the consequences we produce.” (Giddens

1991, 8) This gives a sort of an understanding for why the players stand up for each and

that their actions, which led to a brawl, have consequences.

As mentioned in “Sociology in our Times” Using the objective method,

researchers assign individuals to social classes based on predetermined criteria

(occupation, source, and amount of income, amount of education, and type and area of

residence” (Kendell, Linden and Murray 1998, 227) People that can afford to pay the

high ticket prices to go to hockey games are the ones in the middle to upper class who

live in the well-established
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