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Habs / Flyers: Game 1

  • If we learned anything from round 1 of the Playoffs, it’s that regular season records mean absolutely nothing.

    The Canadiens once again play a team they dominated in the regular season. Undefeated, at home and on the road.

    If we learned anything else, it’s expect the unexpected.

    Who knows what Philly team will show up? Who knows if Montreal will play with the urgency and intensity that they need? Will they underestimate the Flyers the same way they did the Bruins?

    Will the powerplay resume and be the decision maker in this series? Or continue to struggle and be indifferent?

    Can Martin Biron be as good or better than Carey Price?

    All these and many more questions need to be answered starting tonight in Montreal.

320 Comments
  1. #1 marblehead says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Senet 1

    I have been Involved In Hockey for over 40 years and I have never heard of one player being booed everytime he touches the puck ( only habs fans) I wasnt sure if it was because he was good or because he had a bad history with the Canadians while with 0ttawa. Did he hurt a Habs player? whats the bad history?

  2. #2 marblehead says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:34 am

    I watched Price in the first round, he was awful. The shutout in game seven was due to the habs defense they clogged up the slot and didnt let the Bruins get quality scoring chances. Price let up many soft goals in that series but I hear that he is talented and Im sure that he will improve.

  3. #3 marblehead says:
    April 26, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Chara goes after the small players!! Ha Ha . Everyone on the ice is smaller than him!!

    Someone tell me what he did to the Habs while he was with Ottawa and maybe I will understand.

    thanks

  4. #4 Joseph says:
    April 26, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    You know, I’m getting tired of people who are either too lazy or too stupid to do their own research and produce facts.

    # 286 marblehead
    Posted on April 25th, 2008 at 7:53 pm. About ‘Habs / Flyers: Game 1′.

    1) booing another countrys national anthem. Shame on you!!

    Just as the fans in San Jose did to the Canadian anthem two years ago? Or the fans in New York did during the Team Canada-Team USA World Cup Final several years ago?

    This is an old and stupid argument. For one, it’s always a minority of fans that actually does the booing, and such a minority of fans is certainly not restricted to Montreal. Secondly, get over yourself with regard to the national anthem. You didn’t write it, and I’d be interested in hearing your translation of what it actually means. Finally, you’re expressing your anger to a bunch of fans that weren’t even at the game booing anthems – shame on you.

    2) Singing gay songs at a hockey game. What kind of Hockey fan does that, this is Hockey!!

    Once again, you’ve got some anger issues that you need to work out for yourself.

    It is none of your business how the fans of Montreal choose to support their team. None. Do you even know the origin of this song? Do you even know what it means? It doesn’t really matter what your answers are because Habs fan can celebrate their team in any manner that they choose.

    3) Destroying your city after a first round win over the 8th seed?

    Try doing the minimal amount of research required to get your facts straight. Police concluded that it wasn’t hockey fans at all that participated in the post-game riots, but rather fans from a hip-hop concernt that let out and intermixed with the post-game celebration party. AS you probably know, hip-hop culture is both rebellious and opportunistic. What better opportunity than thousands of fans in the streets to cause a little mayhem.

    Biggest Loser fan base in pro sports goes to the Montreal Canadians fans!!!

    I love hockey and I respect the Montreal Canadiens even though they are going nowhere but the fans a bunch of losers.

    It’s obvious that you are a bitter person with issues, and likely ones that have little or nothing to do with hockey. Shed some of your ignorance and try living in a world that isn’t based on delusions. And for god’s sake, learn some manners before you come to the fan site of another team.

    I watched Price in the first round, he was awful. The shutout in game seven was due to the habs defense they clogged up the slot and didnt let the Bruins get quality scoring chances. Price let up many soft goals in that series but I hear that he is talented and Im sure that he will improve.

    Now you’re just being retarded. For someone who supposedly has been involved with hockey for 40 years, you certainly know nothing about the game. Price is obviosuly world class, and the booing of top players on opposing teasm has been going on in arenas around the NHL for years. Your ignorance shines through like a diamond in the sunlight here.

    You know, marblehead, it seems to me that you are more jealous of the Habs and their fans than anything else. You try to find fault with the players, the fans where it doesn’t exist, and you fabricate negatives where they cannot be found.

  5. #5 DieHard Habs Fan says:
    April 26, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Marblehead, change your name to MeatHead.

  6. #6 Joseph says:
    April 26, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    303 marblehead
    Posted on April 26th, 2008 at 9:37 am. About ‘Habs / Flyers: Game 1′.

    Chara goes after the small players!! Ha Ha . Everyone on the ice is smaller than him!!

    What Senet 1 meant was that he has a history of going after the smaller (relative to the rest of the league) and less physical opposition.

    Regardless, as I said, an opposition team’s player is booed if either a) he has a history with the team whose fans are booing him, b) he in a known pest (i.e. Sean Avery), or c) he is that team’s best player, and thus the fans boo him to throw him off of his game… just as the San Jose fans did to Phaneuf in the first round against Calgary… just as the Edmonton fans did to Pronger after he signed with Anaheim… just as New Jersey fans did with Gomez during the first rounf against New York… and on and on and on.

    40 years without a television or access to a newspaper I presume.

  7. #7 marblehead says:
    April 26, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    I have not heard booing of top NHL players everytime they touch the puck for an entire series, sorry.

    I have heard boos game after game for an enforcer every time he touched the puck but not for the most talented players.

  8. #8 marblehead says:
    April 26, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Go Flyers!!!!

  9. #9 Joseph says:
    April 26, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    40 years without a television or access to a newspaper.

    The right thing to do, marblehead, would be to apologize for passing judgement on an entire fanbase based upon either unsubstantial evidence or the actions of a few. But I believe that that would be beyond you, ironically.

  10. #10 Joseph says:
    April 26, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Were you even intending on ackowledging the responses to your hypocritical nonsense above?

    Please don’t even bother now. This dialogue is mindless.

  11. #11 Joseph says:
    April 26, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Ever watch any Flyers home games? It’s so funny how they boo Crosby every time he touches the puck in the Wachovia Center… you halfwit.

  12. #12 EFFINFLYERS!! says:
    April 26, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Hey. wow..a repeat performance of game 1 without the poopy calls. GO FLYERS!!!

  13. #13 EFFINFLYERS!! says:
    April 26, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Question…seriously, what is up with the song that you guys sing? I have found that all NHL teams have some sort of little ritual chant nowadays, even the flyers.

  14. #14 EFFINFLYERS!! says:
    April 26, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Oh, and being that I am born and raised in Philly, if I were ever blessed enough to play in the NHL for the Canadiens or any othe NHL team I doubt that the Philly fans would boo be for not signing with the Flyers.

  15. #15 EFFINFLYERS!! says:
    April 26, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    To Joseph

    Flyers fans boo crosby because he is a punk. He gets crap started and runs away, he’s kind of hated throughout the NHL. He’s a turd. A brown one. with nuts, and possibly corn as well.

  16. #16 EFFINFLYERS!! says:
    April 26, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Maybe even marshmallows also.

  17. #17 letitrain says:
    April 26, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    What is up with Habs fans trashing Marty. You habs fans seemed like he was terrible before the series. He has showed me a hell of alot more than Price. Huet did too.

  18. #18 Joseph says:
    April 27, 2008 at 12:20 am

    I know why Flyers fans boo him, EFFINFLYERS!!, and I can`t entirely disagree with the reason why, but my point in brining tht up was goofball`s claim that only Habs fans boo players on opposing teams.

  19. I got a great idea,why don’t you stupid whinning gameplaying lonely homophobic couchpotato losers and never getting past the second round,punk ass bitches philly fu2kin Flyiers idiots find another home that want’s the joy of dealing with moroons the likes of you,lol…ole ole ole ole ole ole ole ole ole ole ole ole ole ole ole ole ole ole ole ole ole ole ole ole ole ole ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  20. i love the habs i really hope they win the cup this year if the don’t i will have a spaz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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