Habies - (Matthew Gray)

Member since November 12, 2007

Yangoon, Myanmar/Burma.

Habs fan since: 1985
Favorite current player: Bergevin's brain
All-time favorite player: Roy


Recent Comments

  • Comment on About last night … (short west-coast edition) (2015-03-03 01:54:01)
    First from the Middle East! (Eastern Turkey with the Syrian camps). With this time difference I managed to catch the 2nd period. Could see in 10 mins it was such a stinker I went back to bed. Just to let you know that -akin to Boone's summary- the snapshot I got was emblematic on an entire game. Good to know we're still consistent and don't travel too well. Sounds like the Habies are still human. Matthew in Gaziantep-
  • Comment on About last night … (2015-02-11 00:31:56)
    BRONZE from Copenhagen! A Euro first at 6:31am!
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Bruins preview: It will be Price vs. Rask (2015-02-08 13:48:49)
    Privet Ukrainian Hab, Ya dozhlen vam pakazat eta video.... I made this last yera where I murdered MArchand as a banana. I feel your disgust and need to share this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceVZc65Uog8 Enjoy, ee vso dobrava, Matthew-
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Bruins preview: It will be Price vs. Rask (2015-02-08 13:46:20)
    word. WORD. They're also the only teams I don't mind losing against... I appreciate the hockey more than the points.
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Bruins preview: It will be Price vs. Rask (2015-02-08 13:45:21)
    Who do you hate more? Toronto or Boston? Took me about 30 years to figure it out (I'm 35). It came clear to me during five events which anyone born after before 1988 will appreciate: 1- We lost to them in 1988 or so with their Moog, Bourque, Neely, team. I was 9... crying. My Mom was consolling me and all I remember saying was "why is it always Boston?". It was certain: Ihated Boston more. After all, Toronto were far away in annals of the Smythe division while we purred in the regal Adams. 2- I was at the March 8th game when MaxPac was hit by Chara. I was following MaxPac as the play developed because he was on fire (something like 12 points in his last 7 games) and was just electric to watch. When the hit occurred I leaped up and screamed murderer. I was also holding a sign that said "A is for Always, B is Bums, and C is for Charasvestite" or something drunkly absurd. Then I called 911 on my cell phone to tell them I'd just seem a criminal act. They told me several people were calling and I needed to calm down. I hated Boston more than ever. I was sure they were the team I hated the most. 3- On the cover of the Hockey News in 2012 or whenver it was: I saw Chara's face yelling like an extinct mammoth holding the cup. I feared this forever. I was nauseous and to this day can't bear that photo for more than a hair of a second. Thinking of it now gags me. 4- Game 7 2013 playoffs when Boston was playing Toronto and Toronto were ahead 4-1 or something in the 3rd period. I was chatting to a buddy (I was in Burma; he was back home) and told him I was struggling with this verdict... Did I want Toronto to win? I wasn't sure. did he? He wanted them to both lose somehow. But then when Boston started their epic third period comeback I found myself rooting for them... I wanted Toronto to collapse. 5. It seemed clear to me that I hated Toronto more after that. But then we played Boston in last year's playoffs and my blood boiled like it only ever does against them. I was ecstatic when we won. I was watching the game at about 3am here in Denmark like I had every game that series (and the one before and after). Then I woke up and felt such satisfied disdain for them like only a diabolical fan can... as I assume most of us do. Nothing felt better. I said to anyone who woudl listen that "I don't care if we win the cup or not... we beat Boston in their barn". I woke up in Copenhagen and dressed up three bananas as Bruin players. I took them onto my balcony and found different ways to kill them all. To this day when I watch this I have deep satisfaction and I remember... and I know which team I hate more than any other in the core of sports... and of course, which one I simply pity. If you're interested, here's the video of the bananas and their rightful fate, starring MArchand, Chara, and Lucic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceVZc65Uog8 May we continue to rise from the dust of past losses and ride the rift which MB's Habies are creating to distance themselves from the Broons... From Copenhagen, Matthew-
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens blow early lead, lose to ‘Yotes (2015-02-01 14:59:18)
    Gaspadin BOONE, They are humanizing the cretin from DDO! Use your networks, do something! They can't use humanity to lower our senses!!! From Copenhagen, enjoying the afternoon games in all their timezoneskii irony, Matthew-
  • Comment on Liveblog: Pacioretty wins it in OT (2015-01-31 15:49:16)
    word. word. And a third word from Copenhagen because he should get all three stars for the month!
  • Comment on It’s official: Habs vs. Bruins in 2016 Winter Classic (2015-01-24 14:48:19)
    To celebrate and explain the depths of the hate between the Habies and the Bruins, I made a short video last year the morning after we beat them in Game 7. The Bruins are depicted as bananas and murdered on my balcony in different ways. I've shared this before, though once again deeply hope you enjoy this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceVZc65Uog8 From Denmark, Matthew-
  • Comment on Carey Price back on the ice at Habs’ practice (2015-01-19 15:44:22)
    Good Fans autour du monde, I have just learned on this cold Copenhagen night that there will be a Habies-Bruins outdoor match Jan 1st, 2016 in Boston. This is epic and I am wondering who would venture -not just from Montreal- but from further to attend this. Just curious and who knows, maybe it's worth considering a pilgrimage - though only if you feel the rivalry. To depict my hate for the Bruins I made this philo-drama the morning after we beat them in Game 7... It is very violent (knives, hammer, flames) so please make sure you're over 25 or know who Andy Moog is. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ceVZc65Uog8 The Best for the Best, Matthew-
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-05-30 01:41:58)
    FIRST (from overseas)! Oh well. Finally, I can get my sleep pattern back to normal instead of staying awake till 5am every game of these playoffs. And I will sleep knowing that for the next several years we will have a dynamic team once again for my 11 month old son to fall in love with. Get ready to smell better breakfasts, because we will be the toast of the East for years to come. From an unphased Eller-land, Matthew-