Zdeno Chara has become Public Enemy No. 1 in the Providence of Quebec since his hit on Max Pacioretty earlier this month, joining a long and illustrious line of Bruins to draw the wrath of the Montreal fans.
But in a rivalry that spans nine decades and has featured 710 regular-season meetings and another 163 clashes in 32 playoff series, there’s also been no shortage of Canadiens to elicit some rather strong feelings of dislike, disdain and maybe even downright hatred from the Bruins’ faithful.
In fact, with Montreal winning 24 of those 32 playoff series and a long list of nasty on-ice incidents between the teams, there might be too many Habs hated by Boston fans to list. But we’ll take a crack at that task with a look at the top 10 Canadiens’ villains in the storied Boston-Montreal Rivalry.