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

Signature:
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 :) ____________________________________________________ Petition To Protest Roger's Blacking Out Of Habs' Games On RDS West Of Quebec Read and sign at; http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-habs-blackout-rds

Recent Comments

  • Comment on Habs’ Desharnais shoots 88 at Royal Montreal (2014-07-22 16:43:36)
    To be serious for a moment, I believe analytics are part of the equation. And, to be fair to Andy, though He was a p----k as a member of HIO, he and the gang over at EOTP have produced an entertaining and interesting alternative read for Habs Fans. I will always go by what My eyes see on the ice, but I am not close-minded about the extra input analytics provides. ____________________________________________________ Petition To Protest Roger's Blacking Out Of Habs' Games On RDS West Of Quebec Read and sign at; http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-habs-blackout-rds
  • Comment on Habs’ Desharnais shoots 88 at Royal Montreal (2014-07-22 16:37:03)
    #RogersPetition Update Just checked-in on the Petition I'm only giving the update early today because of the significance that We hit 1, 800 ...1,824 to be exact The significance is, that after 3 very slow days, We have received a surge of 200+ supports in the past 48 hours. I'm very curious to find out if there is a potential for 5,000 by the time We get to October. But, truth be told, I much prefer Rogers will surprise Us by announcing something to assuage Us before then, ...because I much prefer to be Campaigning To Retire Toe Blake's Number 6 !!! :) Here are the last 10 whom signed the #RogersPetition Thank You ! Craig Macdonald just now David Henderson just now Luc Drouin just now patrick just now Dora Tomaras, Canada just now Amie Guthro just now Mike Wolfe just now Corinna Alfred just now Stephen Dean 9 minutes ago Deirdre Halliday 28 minutes ago ____________________________________________________ Petition To Protest Roger's Blacking Out Of Habs' Games On RDS West Of Quebec Read and sign at; http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-habs-blackout-rds
  • Comment on Habs’ Desharnais shoots 88 at Royal Montreal (2014-07-22 16:15:15)
    Kyle Dubas hiring a victory for hockey analytics; New Toronto assistant GM a fan of Moneyball-type approach Does this mean the Cheshire Cat ...I mean Andrew Berkshire is to be hired by da Habs as Their Corsi Fenwick Guru ??? ...and this summer was going so swell up to this point :( ...please assure Me that is but only a malicious rumour http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/kyle-dubas-hiring-a-victory-for-hockey-analytics-1.2714556 ____________________________________________________ Petition To Protest Roger's Blacking Out Of Habs' Games On RDS West Of Quebec Read and sign at; http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-habs-blackout-rds
  • Comment on Habs sign first-round draft pick Scherbak (2014-07-21 23:32:51)
    Dalton Thrower signed to 3 year entry-level deal by Habs according to Twitter Is this new news, or old news ?
  • Comment on Habs sign first-round draft pick Scherbak (2014-07-21 23:19:18)
    Next to the sunshine on the river and My Kidz, this warmed My cockels the most today.
  • Comment on Habs sign first-round draft pick Scherbak (2014-07-21 20:25:57)
    Wait until September/October when Habs Fans start to understand the cost and increased difficulty to access the 82 game schedule this coming season. We may make 5, 000 :) ____________________________________________________ Petition To Protest Roger's Blacking Out Of Habs' Games On RDS West Of Quebec Read and sign at; http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-habs-blackout-rds
  • Comment on Habs sign first-round draft pick Scherbak (2014-07-21 20:22:36)
    Ain't summer-time great ? I can sit here by the river with My Kidz and riff with Them about Sekac, Sherbak and Galchenyuk scoring 50 goals each this coming season :) ____________________________________________________ Petition To Protest Roger's Blacking Out Of Habs' Games On RDS West Of Quebec Read and sign at; http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-habs-blackout-rds
  • Comment on Habs sign first-round draft pick Scherbak (2014-07-21 19:26:36)
    #RogersPetition Update After a couple Summer Dog Dayz, We have had a surge of about 100 signatures in the past 24 hours. It's at 1, 735 at this time ...closing-in on 2. 000. Buzz increasing in media and among fans. There are some noises that Roger's are aware and looking at alternatives. That, of course, is speculation and only rumours until We hear it from the donkey's mouth. Keep the pressure on until We hear the donkey bray, I say ! :) To the latest and previous true-hearted Habs Fans to sign, I say merci !, ...and thank you very much; David Smith just now Michael just now Lisa bath just now Allen Cook just now Kathleen Lindsay just now Mario Poulin just now J.f. Gibeault just now Amber g just now Scott C, Canada just now TED O'DEA just now ____________________________________________________ Petition To Protest Roger's Blacking Out Of Habs' Games On RDS West Of Quebec Read and sign at; http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-habs-blackout-rds
  • Comment on Brisebois leaving job as Habs player development coach (2014-07-20 03:48:21)
    Me thinks Roger's will be extra vigilant blocking streams in Canada starting October BJ.
  • Comment on Brisebois leaving job as Habs player development coach (2014-07-20 03:39:28)
    I think all Habs Fans concerned by this should write Geoff, Keith Pelley of Rogers and the CRTC. As well, your signature on Our #RogersPetition would be appreciated. Being quiet about it and accepting what they give Us is one option, or letting Our displeasure and rejection be heard will at least provide Us a chance to make them realize this will result in a whole lot of negative PR and lost sales, and may make them reconsider. With enough vituperation it may force Roger's, TVA and Bell (RDS/TSN) to negotiate a cross-Canada Habs' Channel. ____________________________________________________ Petition To Protest Roger's Blacking Out Of Habs' Games On RDS West Of Quebec Read and sign at; http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-habs-blackout-rds