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Habby Birthday Mathieu!

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL - Exactly 34 years ago today, the Darche clan was swaddling their new bundle of joy, Mathieu in blankets at the hospital in St. Laurent, QC, not knowing that their little guy was taking his first breaths on his way to NHL stardom. As the Habs’ birthday boy gets set to blow out the candles today, why not take a minute to see what else has gone down on this date in history.

The Year of the Dragon

Being born a Dragon is something to celebrate according to the Chinese zodiac. The Dragon is a creature of myth and legend. A symbol of good fortune and sign of intense power, the Oriental Dragon is regarded as a divine beast - the reverse of the malicious monster that Westerners felt necessary to find and slay. In Eastern philosophy, the Dragon is said to be a deliverer of good fortune and a master of authority. Therefore, those people born in Dragon years are to be honored and respected.


Traditional Sagittarius traits

Optimistic and freedom-loving
Jovial and good-humored
Honest and straightforward
Intellectual and philosophical


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