lefreak - (jason c)Member since October 9, 2008
Habs fan since: 1979
Favorite current player: Andrei Markov
All-time favorite player: Mario Lemieux
- Comment on Habs fanatic in South Korea follows team on HI/O (2014-11-01 10:00:39)
I grew up five minutes by foot from what is now the Habs practice place. Back then it was woods, with 3 massive trees that the students from 3 different high schools would congregate to, to build a bonfire and get tipsy. 450 guy.
- Comment on Habs fanatic in South Korea follows team on HI/O (2014-11-01 09:31:22)
Haha! Living in China is like lving on Mars; never too early for Tsing Tao. The beer is garbage, but watching hockey sans beer is akin to running a marathon sans legs . Where in Germany are you at? I spent 6 months in Berlin and enjoyed it immensely. I would kill for some proper Doner.
- Comment on Habs fanatic in South Korea follows team on HI/O (2014-11-01 09:29:03)
Where you at?
- Comment on Habs fanatic in South Korea follows team on HI/O (2014-11-01 08:14:14)
As a guy residing in Germany, you better be boiling bier! Ok; maybe not. I am guilty of waking up on Sunday mornings at 7or 8 am (no daylight savings here, it fluctuates between a 12 and 13 hour difference.) and cracking open a cold Tsing Tao. It is, after all, my only day off. The only game I can watch during the week. Bacon, eggs, beer and Habs. There is an obvious nap at around noon.
- Comment on Habs fanatic in South Korea follows team on HI/O (2014-11-01 06:14:25)
Nice read. I am also in the same boat. I used to live in Seoul. South Korea is a great place, I miss it quite a bit. We would force ourselves not to check the internet, and a Canadian pub would rebroadcast the games for us at an hour more suitable for our needs. During the playoffs, the place would be packed with about 200 people wearing different jerseys (the pub catered to all teams), with a boisterous environment of shouting, cheering and jeering. I taught my kids whats up. They knew some of the players, and wanted to learn the rules. Have a look at this little guy: https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/1929722_10592863924_406_n.jpg?oh=9afcc0f58f7c3669fc74822130e3192b&oe=54F4B545 I currently reside in Shenzhen, China. There isn't any place to really watch the games like in Seoul, and working makes Habs games hard to come by. I use HIO for the live ticker to update me. It is a painful way to watch the games, but Bleu Blanc Rouge is in the veins. You can play hokey here oddly enough...You can see people wearing the merch, although they have no clue what they are wearing. A jersey will only set you back 20 bucks. Watching the Olympics with Chinese announcers was beyond funny, especially if you can speak some Chinese. They make Don Cherry look like a cuddly kitten. Nice article once again, would be curious to see more like this. The scope of this team really is far reaching. Most people I know are Leafs fans here; there is nothing more satisfying than giving them a good old verbal facewash. Makes you feel at home again. Don't miss the bloody weather though! I like wearing shorts during the hockey season.
- Comment on Canucks’ Luongo outduels Price for fantasy win (2012-11-04 12:26:12)
As a Montrealer that moved to China for a year on business purposes...I can safely say I don't miss the NHL. The KHL on my basic cable package more than makes up for it. This is ridiculous (the lock out) when you see the amount of people starving in this 3rd world country. AHL on internet, junior as well....who needs the NHL?
- Comment on The hole gets deeper (2012-02-01 08:58:09)
Mitch melnick is almost as much of an idiot as jack Todd. there is a reason 30 teams have passed on macguire for god knows how long.,,,
- Comment on Next up: The draft (2011-06-17 09:26:30)
- Comment on Next up: The draft (2011-06-17 09:07:12)
- Comment on Next up: The draft (2011-06-17 09:05:16)
The Gazette really dropped the ball on this limited article thing. They responded to having an outdated business model by taking a page from the music industry (which hasn't worked for them either.). We live in a day where even respected magazines like Time will send you hard copies for free (for a whole year) and concentrate on ad revenue to compensate. If you look at the people who have done this the right way, their readership has stayed strong all while remaining financially viable and making a profit. The only one that will lose out because of this will be The Gazette itself. Diminished readers will equate to diminished advertising, which will in turn lead to less staff and articles from local sources. With all of the options a reader has via the internet, this new policy is laughable. I can imagine it must of been the idea of a 50+ year old marketing director with no actual scope on how media is consumed today. Way too go on taking something already outdated, and pushing it closer to the abyss. Take a long look at the world today and wake up, before you wake up to the bankruptcy of a Montreal institution that has been around for centuries. The quality of the Gazette has suffered over the last few years, this move is beyond perplexing. This isn't a complaint so much as a wise word of wisdom. I'm not too bothered by this, I have limitless options today as an end user to consume the media that i want, when i want it. Life will not be as kind to the Gazette if they keep it up. Good luck, you'll need more than that. Jason.