"The Québécois have three things that belong to them," says Olivier Bauer. "The French language, the Catholic religion and Les Canadiens de Montréal." Bauer teaches a course called La Religion du Canadien de Montréal (The Religion of the Montreal Canadiens). And in Montreal, such a diety needs a savior. So if you're Carey Price, the young, talented goalie for the Canadiens, the pressure associated with the job may make you the loneliest man in sports. Disagree? Take a read first as we state the case. Also see a story from behind the scenes, with Mag writer Lindsay Berra.
1hMarc Stein and Ramona Shelburne