Gazette Video: Flags and smoke

Gazette photographer Phil Carpenter was downtown last night as victory celebrations turned ugly with looting along St. Catherine St. Check out his video:


  1. pmaraw says:

    TEK SAVVY!!!!

  2. lenny says:

    I guess his “code” isn’t against making stupid commercials…hes a joke im happy he was asked to leave….

  3. zozotheclown says:

    I was there till 10:30, like right at that intersection, then went to 3Brass for an hour because we figured someone would do something stupid. On the way back we walked through some left over tear gas lol, that stuff makes you sneeze and your eyes burn lol, even well after its been tossed.

    It was a great night overall, its really too bad looters have to take advantage of the situation and try and steal stuff. Because of that we all get lumped in with them by outside media and look like a bunch of bums.

  4. tricolortrue says:

    hey did anyone watch that stupid commercial with Laraque?

    man does he look like an idiot. that’s the only job he can get now. I guess his 1.5 mil wasn’t enough for him.

  5. diehardhab says:

    I was outside the bell centre at about 11pm and was appalled to see that they were STILL selling beer. HELLO MOLSONS do you really need that extra money?!?!

    The torch be yours to hold it high!

  6. Cam_1 says:

    Honestly ? …and this comes from the bottom of my heart …what a bunch of LOSERS !!!

  7. likehoy says:

    i was there last night. i left around 11pm before the looting began but there were a lot of shenanigans going on.

    after the game just finished, people were trashing the sports bar in the AMC throwing chairs around and breaking things. Inside the AMC lobby, garbage cans were being overturned, posters being ripped down, flyers being thrown around. the crowd in the AMC were mainly young kids (barely old enough to drink) trying to impress their friends. really, they impressed nobody, especially none in my party.

    10 minutes after the end of the game, on my way from Atwater to Crescent, on the corner of Drummond and de Maisonneuve, there was a car lit on fire. The car was definitely lit on fire before the game was even over.

    people were stripping naked on top of bus booths, and fireworks and fire crackers going off everywhere.

    on crescent, minor damages to cars were done (by accident of overly exuberant partying) and people were trying to climb up fire escapes up to the roof of buildings. the riot police came quick to diffuse that situation.

    i was also on hand for the washington series game 7, and it seemed as if the police had it way better in control, with the riot police moving in by 11pm diffusing everyone off crescent quickly. this time around, the cops stood by the side longer and let the partying go on longer.

    with this being said, it’s been noted that there were $2.5 million in damages during the 1993 Stanley Cup win, I wonder what the amount will surmount to this year if we do get that far?

    – What if Jaro Halak’s hand was indeed shaking? What if you took the CHOKE out of Ovechkin? — History Will Be Made

  8. alestar says:

    What an embarrassment…

    I only hope in the coming days all those pictures and videos lead to arrests, get some of these idiots off the street and show the other idiots-in-waiting what will happen if the do the same.


    XXIV…and counting

  9. ed lopaz says:

    Habs hockey = Smart hockey we work as a team, and we win as a team. we play 5 man defence – not just 2.

     a word about the rioters. these are rioters NOT habs fans.

    montreal seems to allow it! the youth in montreal are NO DIFFERENT than the youth in any major city all over the world.

    the difference here: montreal police allow the rioting to start and then its too late.

    Hello POLICE!!!

    How about we figure out how to control the crowds BEFORE the riots begin???

    I don’t blame the youth – they are idiotic and intoxicated – no different than anywhere.

    If you don’t appreciate rioting and looting – and I don’t, since I live here with my family – its time to start holding the people responsible…..accountable.

    The police who were supposed to keep the peace last night should be held accountable.

  10. adam76 says:

    Take it down – its clear these people are not habs fans.  It was two hours after the game.


    Not relevant to habs inside out.

  11. diehardhab says:

    100 people ruin it for everyone

    The torch be yours to hold it high!

  12. emann_222 says:

    Actually – this is not a black eye on the Canadiens … they are truly a team with class and skill.

    The idiots that pull this kind of #$%# are just a bunch of A Holes that have no respect for their team, their city, or themselves.

    Cammy said it best last night when he spoke about the REAL fans in this city … paraphrased of course …

    “It’s nice to know that a win like this can make so many fans happy”.

    Thank you boys – for making the true Canadiens fans happy – ecstatic – elated.

    Now go get it done in round 3!!!!


  13. KenD29 says:

    The “real” shame is that this makes news all over Canada painting everyone with the same brush!

    Tonight we skate with them, Tonight is our night!

  14. Big Bird says:

    I wasn’t referring to you. There are other posts on and elsewhere we people are saying all of the looters were ‘black’ and ‘noire’.

    No one is asking you to defend anything or said you have anything against anyone.  

    There is lots of blame to go around.  Sure the girls looting foot locker were black that’s obvious and they should all be charged.

    But there were not many blacks charging into the SAQ but whites.  Stupidity isn’t limited to one group, race or religion and making sweeping/generalized statements is unfair.

  15. CBrady12 says:

    Also, compared to the last ‘riot’ two years ago, this was nothing….two stores got looted, one of which is a government building, wow what a huge riot. Two years ago there were cars on fire and at least a dozen stores vandalized….this is peanuts compared to that…yes its a shame that people with limited intellect or ability to reason do this crap, but it’s also a shame that the media makes it out to be some huge violent riot when it wasnt

  16. adam76 says:

    Why is this on Habs inside out?  

  17. mrhabby says:

    what a joke…mtl cops way to nice.

  18. teebs says:

    This vid made me sick to my stomach, how many ass clowns looting stores. Only takes one (or maybe 4) to break a window before these idiots start ransaking the place. I hope there are more arrests made. This is a black eye on the Habs and on the hundreds of thousands decent, law abiding Habs fans.


    Why put a damper on an absolutely incredible night?

  19. HabsFanInTampa says:

    I’m ashamed for the handful of idiots who always riot after every series victory. Act like you’ve been there before you morons.

  20. smiler2729 says:

    First, all I saw when I clicked was a hair commercial and I lost patience and clicked off so whatever groundbreaking Gazette-video of looting you got was not seen by me. And second, WHY ARE YOU GIVING THIS MORE AIRTIME??? QUIT PLAYING IT UP! DON’T GIVE THE IDIOTS THE SATISFACTION.

  21. CBrady12 says:

    First of all i said A LOT not all, I dont have to defend what I said, It’s right there is the video… You think those girls looting foot locker even watched the game? I don’t have anything against black people, or arabic people or anybody and Im sorry if Im being stereotypical but for christsake this video certainly doesnt help 

  22. Habalisous says:

    How embarrassing.

    Remember what Cherry said about how the hockey gods reward kindness…I wonder how they feel about this?

    Karma can kill.

    Grow up ya frickin morons.

    ”You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” – Wayne Gretzky

  23. Hockey Socks says:

    Most of the real fans started leaving at about 11:30-12. The looting started right about after that.

  24. soperman says:

    It is a shame that some moronic thugs leave such a bad image when so many fans are just there to have some fun.


    “Pusie possessed a wickedly wild shot, so inaccurate that he could not hit the province of Quebec if he was standing inside the Montreal Forum.” Dick Beddoes

  25. kempie says:

    After being at game 5 in 93 and seeing the same thing repeat over & over since, I’m going to predict this: It’s a matter of time before the actual fans (who outnumber these morons by a vast margin) start to say enough. I can see some serious beatdowns coming. Really how many fans in the street -50,000? 100,000? And 250 morons. Easy math.

  26. Bryan says:

    The video’s not working for me 🙁


    The Habs are making me Bi-Polar.

  27. Big Bird says:

    Couple of cents from the peanut gallery:

    (1) Those were not Habs fans.  They never have been and they never will be.  Classless.

    (2) If you see riot police marching towards you, it’s best to move quickly in the complete opposite direction or stand clearly aside.  Get in their way and you face the consequences.

    (3) I resent the implications that all of the looters were of only one nationality or race.  If you look at the whole video there is lots of blame to go around.  Before saying they were ‘all black’ remember a certain #76 plays for our team.

    (4) If you watch the video, there is one girl there who is trying to stop people from looting the SAQ.  Anyone who took photos should forward them to the police.  And they should post all of the looters pictures on the front page.

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