Friday, December 4, 2009

Ok, it's not you, but it's time we saw other teams...

Tonight only! Come one, come all! Join in on the longest 100 year anniversary since the Bicentennial of the United States! The Montreal Canadiens are 100 years old! Today! We know we said that all last season but that worked out kinda’ crappy, so this time we mean it!

As my oldest son would say...”meh”

Why do the Bruins have to be included in this self-congratulatory hoopla? As fans we don’t care nearly as much about the vaunted Habitants as the Montreal fans are semi-obsessed with the Bruins. Couldn’t they have pestered the league to face the Leafs on their biggest ‘holy day’?

Geesh, you couldn’t have two teams with a different trajectory. The Bruins are a team still on the rise, the fans spoke up a few years back and stayed away from the New Garden (then named the Fleet Center) in droves, forcing a complete overhaul in the Bruins roster, management and mindset.

The Canadiens, however, are on the downward spiral. Their fans too fanatical to not overpay for a substandard product, they ride their glorious history like a nag that is overdue for a trip to the glue factory. Why improve and adapt to the modern day when fans will still fill the house and pay top dollar for the same-old, same-old?

C’mon Bruins fans, do we really need this crap? We have real teams to deal with.

Now we have to deal with a full hour of lasers shows, overblown and over-amplified bilingual announcers, and special guest from the Jurassic era just so we can witness a damn not-even-mid season hockey game. What a pain in the ass.

Every Bruins fan knows how this will work out at the final buzzer, if the Habs win it will be because they ‘dug deep and soaked in that pride that represented all thing Canadiens, they were the giant-killers, they overcame and conquered, they were the chosen team’

And if the Bruins win it’ll be because ‘the ref’s stink’.

It’s the same as it ever was, just in a shiny commemorative wrapper and just as useful after the final buzzer.

Face it, the only fun over the past few years between these two teams was watching the fascinating new ways that Milan Lucic slapped Mike Komisarek around.

Lucic is injured and Komisarek is taking bad penalties in Toronto, what’s left to get the juices flowing? A George Laraque ‘invitation only’ fight? A couple dozen uncalled Montreal dives? Those goofy Doctor Seuss uniforms? Pretty thin gruel if you ask me.

Tell you what, Montreal. If we bump into each other on the street, maybe we can do something; just don’t get too clingy, Ok? Otherwise, just lose our number. It’s become a bore, now go play with Toronto.

1 comment:

  1. Revo,

    I wonder if you remember me...I know it's been a long time. We used to commune on Bleacher Report, and I felt a need to google you after tonight. It's Steve, the obnoxious Flyers fan who somehow wrote well enough to mildly impress you.

    Solid hockey series our teams played over the past two weeks. I still can't believe that it ended the way it did. I'm not going to pour salt in your wounds, tonight really had to be tough. The B's played very well in the series and I really feel they were one big break away from winning it. There were so many times when I found myself saying "Wow, we got lucky there." And there were also so many times when I said "This reminds me of hockey the way it used to be, and how it should be."

    Anyway, if you see this comment in a semi-timely fashion, and feel like chatting, feel free to e-mail me at or you can do the facebook thing. If I don't hear from you, I understand.