Why are habs fans so pessimistic/critical??
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03-23-2013, 05:56 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
For the past 20 years, the team has endured a lot of horrible management. Houle was a complete disaster. Savard was Ok, but nothing special. Gainey was decent at first but did some absolutely crazy things in the latter parts of his tenure. Gauthier made some nice trades but ran the team like a total gong show.
Then there's the fact that this team has been plagued with a fair number of "Murphy's Law" seasons when it comes to injuries.
I think that we Habs fans have almost been conditioned to expect the worst, and hence are always be on the lookout for the "next shoe to drop". The Montreal media atmosphere definitely doesn't help. All of this creates a certain taste of negativity, just dancing on our tongues.
I think it'll take a couple years of us near/at the top of the league (including with good playoff runs) and/or a Stanley Cup before the "taste" of all of this is removed from our mouths, and replaced with a more confident optimism.
Plus, there's this...
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Too many people here are fans of certain players before they are fans of the Canadiens.
This phenomenon leads to an inordinate amount of whining. Despite the Habs winning a game, there are complaints because "Player X" only got so much ice time while another Habs player got more. In their minds, the coach is doing an injustice to their favorite player.......even if the Habs win.
I have posted on NFL and MLB message boards. This board is the only place that I see this much of player before team so often.
Edit.......the Boullion bash post above is a great example of what I was referring to.
To be fair, there are legitimate criticisms to be made about the coach sometimes playing favorites.
But I've noticed that some fans latch on
to specific players and are not happy unless those players are getting lots of ice time and is
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