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 … (2014-10-26 03:07:51)
The Score: Tampa Bay Rays owner has reportedly discussed the possibility of moving team to Montreal. http://thesco.re/10tczZI
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Rangers, run record to 7-1 (2014-10-25 21:37:03)
If this was Our Team this past Spring, I imagine We would be reminiscing a Stanley Cup Final with the Kings at this time rather than a third round loss.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Rangers, run record to 7-1 (2014-10-25 21:30:46)
https://www.cfmws.com Lest We forget
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Rangers, run record to 7-1 (2014-10-25 21:08:58)
On City, Strombo, Hrudy and that 'mench' Kypreos spend 10 minutes analyzing Kessels snap shot ...and a 'by the way' 10 seconds to Carey's outstanding save off His ear in the intermission. Really ? Are the Habs playing tonight or da Weeds ?
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Rangers, run record to 7-1 (2014-10-25 20:19:00)
Don Cherry could not say it better. We forget those who make it possible for most of Us to lead Our often superficial and selfish lives in security in Canada. Many condescend on the brave men and women that provide Us Our freedom and opportunity. Many feel leave it to the suckers that do their fealty to the security of Canada. Canada that gives Us so much yet so many unappreciative of those that make Canada safe from an otherwise insane and vicious world. As a soldier once Myself, I remember returning home to the US and Canada and being spit upon in uniform. I will never forget or forgive that.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Rangers, run record to 7-1 (2014-10-25 19:59:27)
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Rangers, run record to 7-1 (2014-10-25 19:51:08)
Mike John son is My favorite colourman in addition to Ray Ferraro. John son is the only one in the business that seems to have a genuine affection and feeling for Our Habs plus He is knowledgeable about each of Our Players. But Paul Romanuk is as interesting as a dish towel. Sportsnet gives the Habs its D-level play-by-play talent. Where's Bob Cole ? He maybe in the midst of Alzheimer but at least if You ignore what He is describing You will feel like Your watching a hockey game rather than someone calling out BINGO numbers.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Rangers, run record to 7-1 (2014-10-25 19:44:34)
Plekanec AND Pacioretti on a 2 on 0 break, ...Lundquist must have been saying his Hail Marys.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Rangers, run record to 7-1 (2014-10-25 19:36:56)
Only 72 comments on Boone's game-blog tonight. I suppose except for Us aged retired types most have better things to do on a Saturday night :)
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Rangers, run record to 7-1 (2014-10-25 18:49:47)
Habs Rangers on CH 106 City TV here in Vancouver. Pre-game it has been 75 % Leafs pap , 15 % Bruins pap, and 10 % Rangers pap, so far. Wow, Rogers have brought in a 'new-era' of hockey coverage in Canada, have they not ? :(