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Habby Birthday Roman!

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL -- Exactly 37 years ago today, the Hamrlik clan was swaddling their new bundle of joy, Roman in blankets at the hospital in Zlin, Czech Republic 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 Tiger
Being born a Tiger has its benefits according to the Chinese zodiac. The Tiger is said to be lucky, vivid, lively and engaging. Another attribute of the Tiger is his incredible bravery, evidenced in his willingness to engage in battle or his undying courage. The Chinese say having a Tiger in the house is the best protection against the evils of fire and burglary. Tigers are aglow with passion and verve. They are outgoing, expressive and look on the bright side of things. They have the natural ability to lead others and are able to excite others simply with their own gift of enthusiasm.

With the news breaking a few months back that Zodiac signs may or may not have changed, we couldn’t decide what traits Roman really possess based on the stars. Is he still the same old Aries he’s always been, or is it time for Hammer to finally embrace his newfound alleged Piscean-ess?

Traditional Aries Traits
Adventurous and energetic
Pioneering and courageous
Enthusiastic and confident
Dynamic and quick-witted

Traditional Pisces Traits
Imaginative and sensitive
Compassionate and kind
Selfless and unworldly
Intuitive and sympathetic

Shauna Denis is a writer for

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