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 honor …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 an NHL scoring championship, the Hart Trophy and a Lady Byng, led Our Habs in scoring in 6 seasons of His Hall Of Fame playing career …Hector ‘Toe’ Blake was an 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 Captain, …and as Our Coach …His Legacy is greatly taken for granted, 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, as a Player and Our Coach, to the History and exceptional success of the Montreal Canadiens becoming the most famous brand in the hockey world is way past the overdue stage …I request all Montreal Canadiens Fans to join with Ian Cobb and I to right a wrong …We would like to encourage all Montreal Canadiens Fans whom agree with the objective to make Their opinions known to Geoff Molson and Montreal Canadiens executive board, that a special game night to honor Toe Blake’s number 6 with a banner in the Bell Centre is long-overdue …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 ‘Retire 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: FREE PUSSY RIOT !!!
- Comment on Habs’ Price won’t be ready to face Bruins (Video) (2014-03-12 03:12:26)
Quebec Liberal Party leader Philippe Couillard; "He (Pierre Karl Peladeau) has just said he wants to destroy Canada Péladeau is 'a separatist', in other words, "someone who wants to destroy the country, Canada," he said. The usually cool Couillard, said he was "fed up" with "PQ propaganda," which "has been keeping Quebec men and women in an imaginary fantasy world, a world of illusion that has absolutely nothing to do with reality." ...You know, if there had been more Quebec politicians with the stones to say this before I left Quebec for British Columbia, I would be in Montreal today closer to My beloved Habs ...continue to say it like it is, Philippe !!!
- Comment on Habs’ Price won’t be ready to face Bruins (Video) (2014-03-12 02:18:36)
George Stroumboulopoulos and HNIC: ...Bruce Arthur: 'Will HNIC now stand for Hipster Night In Canada?' ...Bob McKenzie: "Don Cherry may have to spend the next two years pronouncing "Stroumboulopoulos." ...seems, except for the majority of We 'cultured' Habs Fans, the reaction to George being the head MC for Hockey Night In Canada is not going over too well ...but, IF You are a Habs'Fan, Ya gotta LOVE it ! ...sweet revenge ? :)
- Comment on Habs’ Price won’t be ready to face Bruins (Video) (2014-03-12 00:51:54)
...nothing to date Carl ...still in an induced coma
- Comment on Habs’ Price won’t be ready to face Bruins (Video) (2014-03-11 19:38:43)
...Terry Trafford and Tim Bozon ...very sad and troubling
- Comment on Habs’ Gorges has surgery on fractured hand, out four weeks (2014-03-10 21:06:04)
...never in living memory have I liked anything about Toronto ...or, with a few exceptions, the game of basketball ...but, these Turd ...err, I mean, TORonto Raptors are an exception
- Comment on Habs return home, won’t practise until Tuesday (2014-03-10 01:44:58)
...I have avoided visiting because I expected Our over-wrought Habbie Fans would be in frothing conniptions post the Vanek trade and being bitch-slapped in San Jose ...I have, though, dropped-in to hopefully provide Y'all a little optimism and a warmer fuzzier outlook that better dayz are ahead ...maybe one of Our other esteemed Hab-bots already has noted this, but I don't have patience to scroll through the previous comments ...just read an on-line Globe and Mail headline saying there is a strong rumor that Hockey Night In Canada are to replace Ron McLean with George Stombolopoulous (hope I have the spellin right) ...if true, ...won't that be ducky ?
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 66 – Brutal road trip ends with shutout loss (2014-03-09 03:25:13)
...the less I say, the better
- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-07 22:59:49)
A falling Canadian dollar is expected to have a significant impact on the NHL’s salary cap for next season, Kings general manager Dean Lombardi has been told. “We found out, to our chagrin and surprise the other day, we had been told the cap was going to be $71 [million] and now with the Canadian dollar having tanked, that the cap could be as low as $68 [million]. That’s a huge swing,” Lombardi said, per the Los Angeles Times.
- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-07 21:41:35)
@Ian Cobb ...Ian thank you for the beautiful HNIC film link ...one thing I don't know if You noticed like it did for Me, was Bobby Orr telling of the 2 defensemen he admired as a 15 year old ...Tim Horton, which is not surprising, and second Terry Harper ...Terry I knew well personally, and was one of My favourite Habs of the day ...but, I am sure if Terry knows he was once a hero of Bobby Orr he (Terry) would be very honored, complimented ...and, most of all, very surprised :)
- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-07 18:46:36)
...what dollars and term would it take to tempt Vanek to re-sign ? ...what is He, 30 years old ? ...has 23 goals, 53 or so total points so far this season ? ...if 'home' is Minnesota, would it take a minimum of 5 years at $ 8 million per year for Vanek to re-sign ? ...I mean, I know how long We have been yearning a stud scoring machine ...but would Vanek be that level of stud We have been having wet dreams of ? ...and be worth $ 8 million + per season ? ...like I'm really excited We have a Vanek and hope He will rock Our socks from here into a long playoff adventure ...but really, do Our expectations really believe a Tomas Vanek will justify $ 8 million and a longterm commitment ? ...Vanek ain't chopped liver, but Guy Lafleur He also ain't