Fan rally precedes Habs-Capitals


A Facebook-spawned fan rally, promoting safer hockey, supporting injured Canadien Max Pacioretty, and generally insulting NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and the Boston Bruins, unfolded an hour before Tuesday’s Montreal-Washington Capitals game at the Bell Centre.

Fans congregated in Centennial Plaza, wearing Pacioretty T-shirts, others that were less than complimentary about the Bruins, and generally milled about. They were hoping to make some kind of statement about Pacioretty’s injury suffered last Tuesday when he was checked into a bench stanchion, at once supporting the player and asking for a safer game for all.

A half hour before the rally was to begin, Pacioretty announced on his Twitter page that he intended to attend the game.

More to come.


  1. Sean Bonjovi says:


  2. Sean Bonjovi says:

    Gravitar test.

  3. boris420 says:

    …more to come?

  4. Muckbringer says:

    way she fn goes…the effort was there, as was the calls, tonight she didnt go….

    cheer carey with “MVP” from now on…


    oh friggn lay!!!!!!



  5. otter649 says:

    Guess Ovechkin run at Gill is considered a hockey play and not charging since Ovechkin went down & Gill did not………

  6. fbkj says:

    this is what adam does when its not “lets see them unload the sobey’s truck” sundays


    it’ll do that to ya!

  7. shootdapuck says:

    Just another “herring choker” trying to make it in the big city!


    … the fans of the Boston Bruins now have lost forever any right to complain that “the league” is out to get their team, and that the Montreal Canadiens have some kind of pull inside the NHL home office. Charles P. Pierce – Boston Globe

  8. adam76 says:

    Wow – refs are really helping the Habs tonight.

  9. G-Man says:

    a-hole alert!

  10. beebZ says:

    Your comment is weak & childish and no attention should be paid to it, as there are more important things going on in the world (Japan). I’ve got to tell you though, your avatar shows the kind of person you are……. HEARTLESS!!!!  

  11. PuckHead72 says:

    ATTENTION : There is currently a criminal investigation for vandalism at the Montreal game tonight. Anyone that may have information on who broke the pane of glass on the ice please call your local police station immediately.

  12. Everlasting1 says:

    If you’re looking for a date, there are other sites in which you might have better luck.


    Elohim:”Let us make an Adam in our image and after our likeness.” – Genesis 1:26

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

  13. Billyboy says:

    Which team does elohim and adam play for? And is Anais Nin a relative of yours? And my final question – is that a photo of you?

  14. habs365 says:

    Caps had almost twice as many chances as the Habs tonight….if not for Carey….it would have been ugly….he was again the MVP for the Habs….not much help from his offense

  15. Everlasting1 says:

    The Caps look to have regained their form in spite of missing key players.


    Elohim:”Let us make an Adam in our image and after our likeness.” – Genesis 1:26

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

  16. observer says:

    yes,they changed their style and now are rolling again but they beat a team tonight that has been decimated by injuries losing markov and gorges off the defense add sopel to them and then one of the best forwards pacioretty – habs if not without these guys out are as good as them. and caps are #1 in east in my opinion.

  17. Duracell3 says:

    It seems like If you broke someone’s neck on a 2 minute crosschecking penalty you would get suspended. Yet if it’s ona  2 minute interference play, not such follow up. Doesn’t make sense.


    Only a matter of time until Semin or Backstrom meet similar fates. We’ll see his reaction then.

  18. LA Loyalist says:

    Well guys, USA today covered the GM meeting and the Headshot issue on page 8c of the sports section, not even a 1/4 page. Page 1? Brackets for March madness, college basket ball.

    Quoted PG as happy.

    If potentially losing Sidney Crosby is not enough to get serious attention of the GMs, owners and Gary “Satan” Bettman, I don’t know what is. If our guys were horses, Secretariat or Northern Dancer, you’d think they’d take better care of them.

    I also found Bruce Boudreau’s comments really disconcerting, considering how Mike Green, and other of their key players are also down.

    FYI the word in Washington is that Boudreau has to take this team to the 3rd round minimum, or there may be a coaching vacancy in Washington.

    Discouraging, but let’s keep supporting the sponsors that are  stepping up. Anyone for TimBits(tm)?


  19. observer says:

    someone should have demonstrated to bettman himself what a headshot feels like when you are the receptor.

  20. DearyLeary says:

    How was it?  Big turnout?

  21. ds says:

    If people want to protest the way the game is played then they should boycott the games as well.  Fans should not show up at the Bell Center and should not watch the televised product.  After all it’s only about 10-15 teams in the NHL supporting the majority. 


    A protest will not bring about change, the only color the NHL sees is Green, turn it Red and they will listen.

  22. Everlasting1 says:

    Word. This season should not be allowed to continue..that’ll teach’em lol


    Elohim:”Let us make an Adam in our image and after our likeness.” – Genesis 1:26

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

  23. habs365 says:

    if they paid they have to attend…no free-bee’s for molson’s….if they didn’t pay….protests outside and leave when the game is over……

  24. DearyLeary says:

    Reckless play that results in injury needs to hold the offender culpable.  Colin Campbell himself said so when Ovechkin got suspended for 2 games.  Why that standard has changed is beyond me.

  25. Everlasting1 says:

    I’m well aware of their injury Pleks earlier in this one.


    Elohim:”Let us make an Adam in our image and after our likeness.” – Genesis 1:26

    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

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