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Happy Birthday Benny!

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL - Exactly 24 years ago today, the Pouliot clan was swaddling their new bundle of joy, Benoit in blankets at the hospital in Alfred, ON, 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.

1986 -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.

Traditional Libra traits
Diplomaitic and urbane
Romantic and charming
Easygoing and sociable
Idealistic and peaceable


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