madhabsfanMember since December 2, 2007
Habs fan since: 1983
Favorite current player: Andrei Markov
All-time favorite player: Kirk Muller
- Comment on Canadiens drop opener 2-1 (2013-01-19 19:36:38)
The rust is there, but who cares? Hockey's back!
- Comment on Canadiens drop opener 2-1 (2013-01-19 19:29:11)
Finally remembered my password to get in. Mr.Boone, great to have you back!
- Comment on Liveblog: Playoff hopes flicker (2012-01-18 22:11:48)
only one person left to fire
- Comment on Liveblog: Playoff hopes flicker (2012-01-18 22:01:54)
maybe we can score if the other team has a power play
- Comment on Liveblog: Playoff hopes flicker (2012-01-18 21:58:07)
Mr.Molson, give every fan at the game tonight their money back. Absolutely revolting
- Comment on Liveblog: Playoff hopes flicker (2012-01-18 21:54:58)
Another sold out Bell Centre stinker. At least Molson got something out of this
- Comment on Liveblog: Man, they needed that! (2012-01-15 21:35:07)
did plekanec come back?
- Comment on Liveblog: Winning streak stops at 2 (2012-01-10 21:21:48)
Turco does NOT belong in broadcasting. Painful to watch.
- Comment on Liveblog: Still 0-for-Cunneyworth (2011-12-22 20:21:40)
I, like many of the posters on this site, am a born and raised Anglo Montrealer who has always been sensitive to the concerns of the Francophone milieu. In the past couple of years though, my sensitivity has turned to disgust, as it seems increasingly clear that, for too many, the issue of language is about hate, fear-mongering, and political grandstanding, and not about cultural and linguistic preservation at all. Demonstrations like the one planned for January have become quite common in Montreal of late, and they are beginning to bare a frightening resemblance to those often staged by racial hate groups only a generation ago. The demonstrations of today, like those of the horrible past, often promote the oppression of another culture entity due to an irrational fear that it was a threat to their own. The fact that this incredible fallout has occurred despite Cunneyworth's interim status raises my suspicion level, as does the protesters' mean-spirited opposition to courteous bilingual announcements.
- Comment on On to Chicago (2011-12-21 07:10:06)
As a longtime reader of Henry Aubin's work in the Montreal Gazette, I must say that I am shocked at his recent article on on yet another language controversy surrounding the Montreal Canadiens. Not only does it completely disregard the rich Anglo heritage in both the city and the Canadiens organization, but it appropriates baseless studies by radical separatist groups which spend much of their time defacing signs containing English, sabotaging Federalist gatherings, and purposely intimidating non-francophones. The controversy surrounding team is symptomatic only of an insecure society which refuses to accept the national and international prevalence of the English language, and is categorically against even a single Anglophone holding any status in the province.