Habs fans in D.C.: good hearts, old jerseys

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Arpon Basu photo

Colleague Pat Hickey and I just bumped into four Canadiens fans at a burger joint called The Greene Turtle, a popular watering hole/sports bar around the corner from the Verizon Center.

Montrealers, all: Stéphane Bédard, François Lacasse, Christopher Côté and David Patrick Neil. All but Neil were wearing their white Canadiens jerseys; Neil has only a red sweater, and he wasn’t about to blend into tonight’s red sea of Capitals jerseys, so he wore a white T-shirt.

Loved the Habs jerseys these boys were wearing, emblazoned with the numbers and names of Zednik, Kovalev and Perezhogin. But what I liked most was Bédard’s headgear, which he’ll wear tonight. Check it out below, front and back views.

And don’t miss the shot of Hickey, calling from help beside his broken Honda Civic (500,000+ km on the odometer), in New Jersey on the drive to Game 7.

Montrealer Stéphane Bédard and what he’ll wear tonight. He says the bottles won’t be filled with water.

And The Gazette’s Pat Hickey calls for help as ruefrontenac.com’s Marc De Foy studies a car that’s feeling a little like Jaroslav Spacek. Photo credit: Arpon Basu, the third man in the car.

79 Comments

  1. Shublips says:

    For anyone who is online during the game, there is a massive LIVE in-game chat going on for tonight’s game with Habs/Caps bloggers and fans.  Come join the party!

    http://www.habsaddict.com/2010/04/game-seven-habs-caps-live-in-game-chat.html

    Habs Addict.com http://www.HabsAddict.com on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Habs-Addict/293450486615 on Twitter: http://twitter.com/HabsAddict on Hockeybuzz.com: http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blogger_archive.php?blogger_id=137

  2. pmaraw says:

    something like 33 in the regular season, i do know for sure that only THREE of them were called on their own without the makeup hooking/slashing call.  playoffs i believe are at 4

  3. KenD29 says:

    Make mine 71 Dryden hopefully to be replaced by 2010 #41 Halak!

    Tonight we skate with them, Tonight is our night!

  4. Mr.Hazard says:

    lol nice!

    “love cannot drown truth, Nefertiti”

  5. HabFanSince72 says:

    Inter Milan got screwed by the refs against Barcelona.

    If they hold on, maybe we can overcome bad reffing too?

  6. Chuck says:

    Dude… it’s a football helmet! And there had better not be water in those bottles!

    _____________________________________

    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  7. Chuck says:

    It’ll be the ’79 Mark Napier white for me tonight. Might as well wear something from a Stanley Cup year! 

    _____________________________________

    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.

  8. Danno says:

    Ask Bettman. He calls them in. He knows.

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  9. wd40 says:

    Anybody know how many diving penalties have been called in the entire 2009-10 season?  What about in the Playoffs?  I’d love to know…

    I think the TMM penalties are up to 20.. 

  10. Mr. Biter says:

    Big news.  MM just picked the Caps to win tonight on HNIC radio. Will pass on further “expert picks”.

  11. Treefingers says:

    wish i could be there tonight…. but i would have given my left nut to be in the Bell Centre monday night

  12. Rudy says:

    I’ll be at the Green Turtle in an hour with my Cammalleri jersey on!

  13. mike g says:

    FFFFFFFFCCCCCCCCUUUUUUUUUUKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!

    Can this game start already!!!!!

    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

  14. Say Ash says:

    Ha! That’s awesome. The guy behind him has to stare at Halak’s mug all night long. Brilliant, dude.

  15. mike g says:

    Man…what I’d give to be at that game….

    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

  16. habz says:

    Haha..thats very creative

  17. JD_ says:

    Satisfaction came in a chain reaction
    Ovie’s not enough, so he had to self-destruct
    The heat was on, Habs rising to the top
    Everybody is going strong, and that is when Halak got hot
    I heard somebody say

    Burn baby burn! Verizon inferno!
    Burn baby burn! The Caps are meltin’ down! 
    Burn baby burn! Verizon inferno!
    Burn baby burn! The Caps are meltin down!

    Burnin’!!!

  18. Jbell10 says:

    Real Beauty

  19. petrov14 says:

    Too bad, I could have lent the guy a white KOIVU jersey!  :P

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  20. adam76 says:

    organized jogging

     

    :)

  21. Morocco says:

    Its also on Versus, which is available on most cable around there. Call the bars and ask if they have versus/would show it. I don’t think the Twins play tonight, though I’m not sure, so there wouldn’t be any real competition.

  22. boris420 says:

    Free links to watch it online:

    http://habsonlinetv.blogspot.com/

  23. boris420 says:

    Dude just stream it online!!!

  24. ShangaDoo says:

    how are you not able to watch THE game?

    and how are you so calm? I would be ripping my hair out?!

  25. Mr. Biter says:

    Now Hurdy picks Caps as well. just wailting for PJ. then the 3 stooges will all have spoken. 

  26. Ton says:

    phil roberto number 17. he was my hero. quite surprized he never made the top 10 RDS list earlier this year.

  27. SBAH says:

    HALAKAPALOOZA show starts at 7:00pm

    GO HABS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. SBAH says:

    HALAKAPALOOZA show starts at 7:00pm

    GO HABS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. light_n_tasty says:

    OK, so, I’m stuck in Minnesota and won’t be able to watch the game tonight.  I’m PVRing it and watching it when I get home tomorrow.  So, if we lose, just saying bye to everyone for the offseason.  If we win, well, then this post is redundant.

  30. ParrySoundHabber says:

    tonight we knock out Buttmans #2 poster boy and next series we knock out #1 poster boy.

    get ready for Chris Lee in every game here on in

     

    “Talent is a gift from God, but you only succeed with hard work. Yvan was proof of that.”

    Jean Beliveau

    ~If winning wasn’t important we wouldn’t keep score.

  31. stnbog says:

    Habs fan in Boston.

    Boston media is telling everyone this is your only chance to cheer for the CANADIENS.

    We all know why.

    Bring’em on!!!!!!!!!!

  32. habsno1 says:

    I have my #26 Mats Naslund – 86 out for tonights game. GO HABS  GO…

  33. ParrySoundHabber says:

    go to cjad.com for radio or try atdhe.net if your connection picks up enough to stream it

     

    “Talent is a gift from God, but you only succeed with hard work. Yvan was proof of that.”

    Jean Beliveau

    ~If winning wasn’t important we wouldn’t keep score.

  34. ParrySoundHabber says:

    it’s a real beaut eh!

     

    “Talent is a gift from God, but you only succeed with hard work. Yvan was proof of that.”

    Jean Beliveau

    ~If winning wasn’t important we wouldn’t keep score.

  35. Shan says:

    In Pakistan, with an internet connection that isn’t that fast… will be unable to watch. I’m hoping I can listen at least…

    —-

    Their defenses are broken! Let the slaughter begin!

  36. Danno says:

    Halak it! Halak it alot!

    Halak stops pucks, cars, time. Everything!

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  37. GrimJim says:

    If he is going to be true to Halak, it should be chocolate milk

  38. ParrySoundHabber says:

    76 LaFleur here…fully stitched logo and numbers Maska….think i paid around $40 tax included

     

    “Talent is a gift from God, but you only succeed with hard work. Yvan was proof of that.”

    Jean Beliveau

    ~If winning wasn’t important we wouldn’t keep score.

  39. KenD29 says:

    Actually 35 this past regular season, but who’s counting!

    Tonight we skate with them, Tonight is our night!

  40. ParrySoundHabber says:

    Seems Washington DC has changed all the street signs in preparation for tonights game

    http://johnnylecanuck.com/post/556575101/new-washington-dc-stop-signs

     

    “Talent is a gift from God, but you only succeed with hard work. Yvan was proof of that.”

    Jean Beliveau

    ~If winning wasn’t important we wouldn’t keep score.

  41. Gionta says:

    Montreal has too do really carfall to not get stupid penaltys.

  42. oldasdirt says:

    Want to clear something up.They say there are 4 original six teams in the 2nd round. Actually..the HABS are the only original team left in the NHL.

     

     

    Predictions are for gypsies-Toe Blake

  43. kakey says:

    Was Marc De Foy carpooling with Pat Hickey? They just didn’t run into each other in New Jersey…

  44. slamtherimtim says:

    cammy is focused , man

  45. Gionta says:

    GO habs GO let’ beat the Ove’s team

  46. Gionta says:

    Are you guys ready for Halak’s giant save

  47. Gionta says:

    Washinghtin  be ready to play golf

  48. Gionta says:

    In a minute guys

  49. Gionta says:

    Hello is somebody there

  50. homerbowen says:

    Put a blanket around Ovie, Backstron and Semen and we have a chance. Everyone must work hard.

    I still stand by what I’ve said all year, JM must be moved from behind the bench and we must move some small players for larger ones. I know there are many who disagree so let’s watch and I’ll eat crow on this site if we’re still around for the finals.

    Go Habs Go

  51. Gionta says:

    hat a save by Haak

     

  52. Gionta says:

    Bye Washinghton go play golf

  53. Gionta says:

    Bye Washinghton go play golf

  54. HalGillsNumberOneFan says:

    I must say… What a game hal gill is having so far!

  55. HalGillsNumberOneFan says:

    I must say… What a game hal gill is having so far!

  56. Exit716 says:

    Poor Pat.

    I guess that would exclude him from applying for another newspaper job where the main criteria listed in the ad is “must have a reliable vehicle”.

    I thought crap like that only happened to us folks that slugged it out in the weekly newspaper field.

  57. caper74 says:

    GO HABS ! DOWN WITH OVIE! BRING ON CINDY CROSBY AND GINA MALKIN! WOOO!

  58. HabFanSince72 says:

    The refs tried to hand it to Barcelona. Sent off an Inter player when the Barca player faked an injury. Then allowed an offside Barcelona goal to stand. But Inter prevailed.

     

    If they can do it, so can we.

  59. dudurules says:

    TSN SUCKS!

  60. ahmerica says:

    hmm, isn’t that a honda accord?

  61. HFX-HabFan says:

    Pretty sure it is.

  62. rwolowid says:

    HABFAN in leafland

    TSN The Toronto sports network

    Do ever notice that if the Habs are winning sometimes they are the only score not updated on tsn.ca

    Also they sometimes end lower in the standings then they should be (tied in points ,played less games)

    LET GET OVIE SOME GOLF LESSONS TONITE

  63. pmaraw says:

    is ovechkin the next joe thorton? stay tuned.

  64. habsfan reduxit says:

    … Stubbs: by the looks of things, you better keep Pat away from any more Greene Turtles, or he’ll never again fit into that old Civic.

     

    Go Habs!!

     

    “Whenever you have the puck, and don’t know what to do with it, put it in the net.” – Toe Blake

  65. Black Jacques Halak says:

    Not Theees one Washeeeengton!  GO HABS GO!!!!!

  66. Corio says:

    HAHAH nice!

  67. Off-side says:

    Stop, Hickey!  Go to a bar, no matter what town you are in!  Demand they play the game and watch it from there!!  Do not drive, you may crash!!!1

  68. timkbryant says:

    I like it.

  69. Off-side says:

    LOVE IT!!!!!

  70. craz11 says:

    I was at the Green Turtle after Game 2. With my Roy jersey circa 1992 – fits like a T-shirt, glad I’m skinny enough to still wear it…

  71. HalGillsNumberOneFan says:

    They advertise that sports bar on the boards of the verizon center :P Seems cool

    Awesome head gear, Is that a football helmet ? LOL

  72. SPATS says:

    Seriously envious of those home boys

  73. HalGillsNumberOneFan says:

    I know it’s kind of irrelevent, but at the Bell center the Bell advertisement with what appears to be maxime lapierre, is it me or does the beard grow longer every period? And is it even Maxime Lapierre?

  74. tareq514 says:

    its not Max, and yes they come out and put a new ad at each intermission with the beard growing a bit longer.

  75. Pat8987 says:

    Something to pump everyone up (even more)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDnlsmju9Xk

  76. HalGillsNumberOneFan says:

    You sure? it really really looks like him

  77. secretdragonfly says:

    They have the same ad on the boards in Ottawa so doubt it’s Max.

  78. Chuck says:

    I think that they’re customized with the local team’s jersey.

    _____________________________________

    Cheer for the crest on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back.


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