In July 2016, two Habs fans decided that their offline conversations about their beloved Montreal Canadiens could use a platform, a place where they could share their hockey thoughts and interact with fellow fans.
And so Habs Chronicle was born.
What started as a little Twitter page with a few hundred followers evolved into something much bigger. A website was created, and a team was born. Over a few years, we built a team of aspiring journalists and fans with a desire and talent to write about the Habs. A platform for two brothers to share their thoughts became a project for other fans to share their passion, and for young writers to hone their craft.
And then it fell apart.
Viruses attacked the website. Costs became prohibitive. Time became a luxury most of us on the HC project couldn’t afford to dedicate to it. The website was shutdown.
But Habs Chronicle never disappeared.
Over the years, we kept up our Twitter presence – growing our name, but most importantly, stimulating hockey talk to a bigger and bigger audience. We’re extremely proud of how much Habs Chronicle has grown since the website shutdown, and we’re incredibly grateful for all of you fans who have chosen to follow along. We felt we owed it to ourselves and to you to not only increase our coverage of the team, but to offer a new generation of writers and fans to get their start (or just have an outlet to share their fandom) just like so many did before.
So yeah, we’re back. You can expect Habs analysis, opinions, news and more from us over the coming weeks and months, and we look forward to sharing it all with you.
We’ve begun building a great team – comprised of original members of the team as well as some new talented writers. If you want to be a volunteer contributor, feel free to apply here.
Otherwise, we can’t wait for this season to start and get writing. You know with this team, there’ll be no shortage of news to write about.
Go Habs Go.