Greatest Sports Franchises - Montreal Canadiens
With a history that spans over 100 years, the Montreal Canadiens are indeed one of professional sports top franchises. Founded in 1909, the team is one of the Original Six teams that have been a part of the National Hockey League since 1942. In fact, the Canadiens are the only team to have won the NHL's coveted Stanley Cup even before the league was founded in 1917. With 24 Stanley Cup championships, and boasting legends such as Maurice Richard, Guy Lafleur and Patrick Roy, it is impossible to deny that the Montreal Canadiens are one of the most storied sports franchises in history.