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HabbyGuy 04-20-2011 08:20 AM

Want passion? Go to the Bell Centre
 
http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/m...ontreal-041811

A great article about the passion at the Bell Centre.

Here's a snippet..

"I can tell you this: I’ve covered the Super Bowl. I’ve covered five World Series. I’ve covered football games at Michigan Stadium that drew more than 110,000 fans. But I’m not sure I’ve ever heard passion from a crowd like I did on Monday night."

"There is noise, and then there is cling-on-every-pass, wail-from-the-depths-of-your-soul bedlam. That’s the sound of the Bell Centre."

Habs 4 Life 04-20-2011 08:28 AM

Nice article, not really surprised, people that have never experienced a playoff game here have no idea what it's all about.

Montreal is the best hockey city in the world!

Kriss E 04-20-2011 08:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Habs 4 Life (Post 32518246)
Montreal is the best hockey city in the world!

Seriously, and by far.

PhysicX 04-20-2011 09:03 AM

Can't wait for Game 4! I'll be in the Molson Ex section :D

I swear that I'll lose my voice and cheer for the habs the whole game, whether we are losing or winning! My first playoff game (ever) and second game I've seen this year @ Bell Center... First game was against Boston and the 4-1 victory in March (Pax hit)... GO HABS GO!

Habbadasher 04-20-2011 09:30 AM

"Unhealthy and perfect" obsession, sounds about right.

BLONG7 04-20-2011 09:33 AM

Superbowl Weekend is crazy there, I can't imagine a playoff game! Would love to get to a playoff game someday...

waffledave 04-20-2011 09:47 AM

Going to Game 4 as well...Can't wait!

I was so used to the Bell Centre that I thought the way things were was not a big deal. Then I went to see a game at MSG...The big 6-3 loss to the Rags. What a small, dark arena. Aside from a single USA USA chant (after Moen and Prust fought...lol) it was dead in there, even though the Rags scored 5 goals in the first period.

I told my friend from NYC that it was shockingly quiet in there, and he said "are you kidding? This is the loudest I've seen it in a long time!". I guess it's all relative.

Laps40 04-20-2011 10:32 AM

I've been many times to Bell Centre during playoffs and Monday was loud but not the loudest yet. Last year was louder when we won against Capitals game #6 or when Kovalev scored OT winner in 2008 against Bruins 3-2 Game 2.

Funny thing is the Habs were up 2-0 back in 2008 then lost game 3 at Boston then won game 4 but then lost game 5-6 and managed to win game 7 in Montreal. Hopefully we crush Big Bad Bruins before that this year.

And i am going Thursday with my little sister and it will be her first time at Centre Bell and one to remember i hope. Can't wait.

Go habs Go!

waffledave 04-20-2011 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Laps40 (Post 32519830)
Last year was louder when we won against Capitals game #6 or when Kovalev scored OT winner in 2008 against Bruins 3-2 Game 2.

The Kovy OT goal in 2008 was THE loudest sound I've ever heard at the BC in my life. I was at that game and when he scored, I swear, I could taste blood from my eardrums popping.

TheCanasianfrasian 04-20-2011 11:16 AM

love the last line of this article

Seb 04-20-2011 11:21 AM

Tip to OP, never start a habs thread in any other boards than this one. It never ends well.

Habs 4 Life 04-20-2011 11:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seb (Post 32520624)
Tip to OP, never start a habs thread in any other boards than this one. It never ends well.

Seriously, the Habs hate on these boards is quite pathetic. But then again you really think I will listen to what someone in Nashville or Columbus have to say?

HabbyGuy 04-20-2011 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seb (Post 32520624)
Tip to OP, never start a habs thread in any other boards than this one. It never ends well.

Hey I don't really care what they think anyway. I just care what people in the know think, and this guy who wrote the article knows. I just wanted to make sure the truth was heard, even if the unwashed masses didn't want to hear it. ;)

29dryden29 04-20-2011 12:17 PM

Nobody rocks the barn like the HABS faithfull.

McSorleyStick 04-20-2011 12:24 PM

The only playoff game I've been to was game 3 vs Washington last season

THe place went from rocking to half empty (1-5 lol )

knuck 04-20-2011 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Habs 4 Life (Post 32521129)
Seriously, the Habs hate on these boards is quite pathetic. But then again you really think I will listen to what someone in Nashville or Columbus have to say?

oh snap :laugh:

Xia 04-20-2011 12:52 PM

Monday was my first ever playoff game, thankful that I got to experience it at the Bell Centre. Amazing atmosphere, as expected. Got goosebumps when Béliveau came out with the torch. Another very special moment was the rally at a commercial break in the third period. My ears were ringing after the game!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUeMl3ulNAE

That Habs Fan 04-20-2011 12:59 PM

I've only ever been to regular season games at the Bell Centre(12 or so throughout the years).

But I've never been to a playoff game :(

Living in Toronto I've been to the ACC a bunch of times (in the regular season) and it's a joke

SpeedyLazaro 04-20-2011 01:02 PM

It's the only game in town.

Stradale 04-20-2011 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seb (Post 32520624)
Tip to OP, never start a habs thread in any other boards than this one. It never ends well.

Yep, having a Habs thread on the main board is just a place for the 29 fanbases to bash us. There's no thread about the Habs fans on the main board that has no mention of booing anthem, riot, callin 911, singing soccer chant etc after the 1st page.

LyricalLyricist 04-20-2011 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpeedyLazaro (Post 32522600)
It's the only game in town.

CFL, and used to have MLB as well. We have a soccer team, if you count that.

Born in 1909 04-20-2011 02:01 PM

It would be even more crazy if the tickets were cheaper and the 'common man' could get in there.

I often wondered what it would be like if you could put 21 000 of the loudest of the loud Habs lunatics in there :laugh:

I saw Game 2 at The Forum in '93 against the LA Kings... the one where McSorely had the illegal stick and Demers pulled Roy for a desperate 6 on 4 with a minute left.

When Desjardin tied the game, let me tell yoiu the freakin' roof BLEW right off the building!!! :amazed::yo:

Great memories...

Now go and get Game 4, boys :handclap:

Seb 04-20-2011 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Born in 1909 (Post 32523696)
It would be even more crazy if the tickets were cheaper and the 'common man' could get in there.

I often wondered what it would be like if you could put 21 000 of the loudest of the loud Habs lunatics in there :laugh:

I saw Game 2 at The Forum in '93 against the LA Kings... the one where McSorely had the illegal stick and Demers pulled Roy for a desperate 6 on 4 with a minute left.

When Desjardin tied the game, let me tell yoiu the freakin' roof BLEW right off the building!!! :amazed::yo:

Great memories...

Now go and get Game 4, boys :handclap:

Tickets are cheap and available for everyone and at least we're not put in cages like the old days :P

McSorleyStick 04-20-2011 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Born in 1909 (Post 32523696)
It would be even more crazy if the tickets were cheaper and the 'common man' could get in there.

I often wondered what it would be like if you could put 21 000 of the loudest of the loud Habs lunatics in there :laugh:

I saw Game 2 at The Forum in '93 against the LA Kings... the one where McSorely had the illegal stick and Demers pulled Roy for a desperate 6 on 4 with a minute left.

When Desjardin tied the game, let me tell yoiu the freakin' roof BLEW right off the building!!! :amazed::yo:

Great memories...

Now go and get Game 4, boys :handclap:

I'm not illegal

Hugo Sham 04-20-2011 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpeedyLazaro (Post 32522600)
It's the only game in town.

that's irrelevant. when the expos existed hab fans were still insanely passionate. the impact (next year in MLS) also have great fans, as do the Als.


as per the main board thread, one word: jealousy


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