Habitant in Surrey - (Christopher van Dyke)Member since November 14, 2008
Surrey, British Columbia
Habs fan since: 1947
Favorite current player: SubbyDoo & Jesus
All-time favorite player: Jacques Plante & Henri Richard
Like a medieval knight (call Me Sir Shootsalot :) ) I have been crusading for Our Montreal Canadiens to retire Toe Blake’s number 6 …and add His banner in the rafters next to Our other former Greats. Some of You may believe Toe was only a Great Coach, and as a Player, did not quite rate such an honour …and/or, do not want yet another low-number retired and unavailable to contemporary Players. …maybe unaware Toe Blake also was a great hockey Player, won a NHL scoring championship, the Hart Trophy and the Lady Byng, ...and led Our Habs in scoring for 6 seasons of His Hall Of Fame playing career. Hector ‘Toe’ Blake was a key component with The Rocket and Elmer Lach on ‘The Punch Line’, which was the most feared scoring line of it’s day. Most younger Fans understandably remember Toe Blake mainly as the genius Coach of the Montreal Canadiens at the cusp of Our Golden Era …the Golden Era that most of Us, whether We know it or not, were inspired to follow Our Habs as if it was ‘a religion’ unto It’s own. Toe Blake’s name is on 11 rings of the Stanley Cup; …8 as Our Coach, …2 as a Player for the Montreal Canadiens …and one as a Montreal Maroon. Toe Blake was the ‘heart and soul’ motivator Whom inspired and ‘showed the way’ to Our great Players of the time, both as a Player and Our Captain (3 Stanley Cups), …and as Our Coach (8 Stanley Cups). His Legacy is greatly taken for granted by the Montreal Canadiens and it's great Fans, I strongly believe, by the fact that Toe Blake’s number 6 is not represented yet in the rafters of the Bell Centre. The TOTALITY of Toe Blake’s legacy and contributions to the Montreal Canadiens, as a Player and Our Coach, to it's History and exceptional success, becoming the most famous brand in the hockey world, is way embarrassingly past the overdue stage. I request all Montreal Canadiens Fans to join with Ian Cobb and I to right an outstanding wrong and oversight. We would like to encourage all Montreal Canadiens Fans whom agree with the objective to make Their opinions known to Mr. Geoff Molson and the Montreal Canadiens' executive board, ...that a special game night to honour Toe Blake’s number 6 with a banner in the Bell Centre is long-overdue and should be held at the soonest opportunity. If this is something You would like to make right, as I and Ian do, I provide the following mail contacts to send Your requests to ‘Campaign To Retire Hector 'Toe' Blake's Number 6 !!!’ Geoff Molson: President and Owner Kevin Gilmore: Vice President of Operations Send your testimonial to: c/o The Montreal Canadiens 1909, avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal Montreal, QC, CANADA H3C 5L2 …merci beaucoup :) _________________________________________________________ Michel F.Therrien ???: HIS' new Official Habs' Fan Theme Song; Morrissey/The Smiths ‘Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfkvPnjb9hs HIS' alternative HIO Official Theme Song: 'MTL Stand-up !': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK0l0XEW3Dw HIS' Get It Up ! pre-game musical intro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=R5mMRiiCwak&NR=1 _________________________________________________________ HIO's BC Odd Couple: UCe, the supercilious stickler; and HIS, the stubbornly relentless 'schismatist' :) _________________________________________________________ What I WANT ! is an aircraft carrier at centre and nuclear destroyers on each wing going to the net like bats out of Hell !, ...NO MORE rubber duckies !!! _________________________________________________________ Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=423049 Campaign to Retire Toe Blake's Number 6 !!! Bring Back Boone, and send Hickey to Hamilton !!! ...and, last, but not least: Mike Boone MARCH 25, 2014 AT 7:54 AM Finding every way to stir up sh.. is pretty much my job description. Mike Boone Hockey Inside/Out blogger For all HIO members: this is Scott Moore’s Twitter account link; https://twitter.com/MooreScottmoore Scott Moore is President of Sportsnet and NHL Hockey for Rogers. Any of You with a Twitter account, give him Your opinion of the Roger’s television access for Our Montreal Canadiens While You’re at it, provide him the link to Our petition page so he can sign it :) ____________________________________________________ Listen to my CBC Radio ‘AirPlay’ interview, hosted by Dave White: https://soundcloud.com/yukonradiodave/habs-fans-shut-out-by-rogers?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook Follow Me on Twitter: @HabInSurrey The Rogers NHL Habs Petition; This petition is to protest the effects of the allocation by the NHL to Rogers (Sportsnet) of the overall exclusive national broadcasting rights in Canada, ...as well the Montreal Canadiens splitting of it's allocated local and regional broadcast rights between RDS/TSN and TVA Sports. ...All of which, starting October 2014 will cause most of the Montreal Canadiens' 82 game schedule to be unavailable, in French or in English, west of central Ontario. Habs Fans, let's tell the NHL, Rogers and Our Habs, 'We are MAD AS HELL !!! Please read and sign the Rogers NHL Habs Petition at; http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-habs-blackout-rds
- Comment on About last night … (2015-03-25 01:55:16)
I have gotten into it heatedly with Boonesky in the past about using Christian symbolism for his toilet-humour. I have had almost zero to complain about, in fact be irate about since that time, which must be more than 4 years ago. Now, I have, if You ever read Me, a broad-sense of humour. I'm racy and randy at times without going over the edge. I stay away from most political, social, racial and religious issues here because this just is not the place to impose My otherwise strong views. HIO is about the Montreal Canadiens and hockey, and serious as well as respectfully humorous discussion on other random ersatz hockey and non-hockey subjects. But personally there is one thing that gets My crawl reeling (there are many others offended about this too, but too shy to speak-up, I'm not the only one.); people whom use Christian symbols for their bowel level humour. Especially, non-Christians showing no respect. Non-Christians whom would foment outrage when another insults their faith, or non-faith. There are all kinds among Us. All faiths. All variations on non-faith. You would have some minimal expectation for Boonesky to know this by now that he is not only crapping on another's faith and symbolism of faith among his fellow-travellers here in HIO, and have the common-decency to urinate his specious knuckle-dragging disdain for Christianity and Jesus in his private bathroom. Not within HIO.
- Comment on Price knocking on door of Canadiens history during season for the ages (2015-03-22 23:59:20)
She's outside the frame Michael :)
- Comment on Price knocking on door of Canadiens history during season for the ages (2015-03-22 23:54:33)
AnyOne here interested to see an awesomely beautiful all-Canadian hockey photograph ? https://twitter.com/bcRCMP/status/578678981488148480/photo/1 bcrcmp @bcRCMP Mar 20 @_LeeC @NHL Just outside of Invermere, BC
- Comment on Price knocking on door of Canadiens history during season for the ages (2015-03-22 23:08:41)
I am like-minded Tom :) There is a Mad Mad Mad Max World out there that many are ignoring at their peril.
- Comment on Price knocking on door of Canadiens history during season for the ages (2015-03-22 23:01:45)
Often, in Life, the timing of things are frustratingly off. Here though is a view of 'The Future', Nikita Sherbak, http://gfycat.com/NeglectedBareIndigobunting assisting a goal last night (?) in a game between the WHL's Everett and Victoria. Would not that swooping offensive shark be the cat's meow compliment on a power play with Patch and Galchenyuk ?
- Comment on Price knocking on door of Canadiens history during season for the ages (2015-03-22 22:30:48)
It means very much to those on the periphery doesn't it Gerald ?
- Comment on Price knocking on door of Canadiens history during season for the ages (2015-03-22 22:13:32)
I'm only teasing the newer generations Thomas, We take Our Heroes from Our respective generations :)
- Comment on Price knocking on door of Canadiens history during season for the ages (2015-03-22 22:07:56)
Who do you think is the best goalie to ever play for the Canadiens? Patrick Roy (35%, 347 Votes) Carey Price (26%, 253 Votes) Ken Dryden (23%, 223 Votes) Jacques Plante (16%, 153 Votes) Other (0%, 10 Votes) :) Only 16% voted for Jacques Plante. Only shows the more sophisticated Habs Fans are a dying breed, huh ? :)
- Comment on Price knocking on door of Canadiens history during season for the ages (2015-03-22 22:01:16)
'The 23-man roster limit is in place from the conclusion of the preseason until 12:01 am on the day of the NHL’s Trade Deadline. After that teams are allowed to have an unlimited active roster at the NHL level, provided players are signed to one of their 50 contract slots. NHL teams are only allowed to dress a maximum of 20 players – 18 skaters and two goaltenders – for any given game, but those 20 must come from the 23-player active roster.' 'Paychecks are for the regular season only. If a player on a two way deal is called up during the playoffs for a round, he is not compensated (it is a rare thing that that happens though)' 'Overall, players are paid for regular season only, not the playoffs.'
- Comment on Price knocking on door of Canadiens history during season for the ages (2015-03-22 21:21:34)
@HabFab Your snow-bank: Holy crap !!! Your Boys: as a Habs Fan You have perfected the tradition of passing the torch My Friend :)