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04-25-2008, 02:01 AM
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This isnt an Olympic medal ceremony and i honestly think this anthem singing is useless. Dont mix hockey with politics when its not played on a world level but a local one like ours is right now.
It's a sign of respect for where the game is played and for the visitors, not the individual players.

Canadiens fans should cheer the American National Anthem as respect for their fellow North Americans. Cheering or singing the anthem doesn't mean you agree with George W. Bush. It just means you respect your opponents country.

Makes no sense to me. People take patriotism and anti-americanism too far.

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i was in the molson ex zone. ppl were booing...
there was a strong go habs go chant for couple min, and the guy sitting not so far from me was ranting about how usa sucks and to stop singing tyheir anthem! i wanted to tell him to STF-U

geez ppl have some respect!

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i was in the molson ex zone. ppl were booing...
there was a strong go habs go chant for couple min, and the guy sitting not so far from me was ranting about how usa sucks and to stop singing tyheir anthem! i wanted to tell him to STF-U

geez ppl have some respect!
You should have.

People who can't separate their distaste of American politics/politicians or foreign policy and average Americans are ****ing idiots. Almost everyone one of the rabid anti-American, navel gazing ****** bags, that I've ever met is the type of person who has never traveled to the US or even set foot outside their own Province. If you want to protest, stop by the American Embassy/Consulate and wave a placard but shut the **** up at a sporting event.

I still think the people responsible for it are a minority.

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04-25-2008, 10:37 AM
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why the hell do they continue to sing anthems anyway?

this is an international sport.

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04-25-2008, 11:42 AM
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I was at the game, people started booing right behind me, i told them to ****, they started to yell at me. One of the guy was wearing a Komisarek jersey. I told him that he was actually booing the anthem of the player jersey you are wearing. He then sat down and ****

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04-25-2008, 12:39 PM
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You should have.

People who can't separate their distaste of American politics/politicians or foreign policy and average Americans are ****ing idiots. Almost everyone one of the rabid anti-American, navel gazing ****** bags, that I've ever met is the type of person who has never traveled to the US or even set foot outside their own Province. If you want to protest, stop by the American Embassy/Consulate and wave a placard but shut the **** up at a sporting event.

I still think the people responsible for it are a minority
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like mexicans?

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It really is quite upsetting that two countries, that, save for a few differences here and there (and yes, they may be significant), are more similar in culture than arguably most other neighboring countries, seem to harbor so much disdain for one another.

People who boo anthems are ignoramuses. I really hate them, whether they be fellow Islander fans or whomever.

For the record, I love Canada. It is a shame that stuff like this occurs.

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Booing the anthems isnt cool, but really with the NHL so diversified anymore, why arent we singing the Russian anthem or Sweedish anthem how bout we sing all the anthems before everygame.

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I was at the game, people started booing right behind me, i told them to ****, they started to yell at me. One of the guy was wearing a Komisarek jersey. I told him that he was actually booing the anthem of the player jersey you are wearing. He then sat down and ****
Thats classic, how ignorant can people get.

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04-25-2008, 01:17 PM
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...shouldn't be booing the anthems anyway, it's f'ing retarded
Not to mention troglodytic.

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People who can't separate their distaste of American politics/politicians or foreign policy and average Americans are ****ing idiots.
Uh... but see, to some of us, the anthem is actually more symbolic of American politics/politicians or foreign policy than it is of average Americans. Of course, as you say, that's the self-centred navel gazing viewpoint that totally overlooks the fact that average Americans love their anthem (a whole lot more than average Canadians love theirs) and maybe we should recognize and try to respect their anthem fetish. OR maybe the average Americans should try to recognize and respect that we don't see our booing as something that should offend them, but rather as a harmless form of protest against American politics/politicians or foreign policy, as it's (at least sometimes) intended.

From the archives of the dancing hot pepper, anyway.

Getting rid of the anthems would be easier.

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Not to mention troglodytic.

Uh... but see, to some of us, the anthem is actually more symbolic of American politics/politicians or foreign policy than it is of average Americans. Of course, as you say, that's the self-centred navel gazing viewpoint that totally overlooks the fact that average Americans love their anthem (a whole lot more than average Canadians love theirs) and maybe we should recognize and try to respect their anthem fetish. OR maybe the average Americans should try to recognize and respect that we don't see our booing as something that should offend them, but rather as a harmless form of protest against American politics/politicians or foreign policy, as it's (at least sometimes) intended.
That's how I generally look at it. FWIW, I and a lot of other Americans are as horrified by our current leadership and foreign policy as anybody. At the last game I went to, Al Gore was in attendance, and while everyone was clapping I heard the guy next me mutter, "Bush sucks". I'm thinking, "Amen, buddy." It is possible to love this country and hate the people leading it.

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I was there for the first game of the playoffs against the Bruins and some fans... maybe 100-200 were booing the anthem, ppl would just cheer louder when the boos were heard. You need to be an idiot to boo an athem...

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It is possible to love this country and hate the people leading it.
Absolutely! I certainly do.

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why the hell do they continue to sing anthems anyway?

this is an international sport.
The NHL is a North American League, United States & Canada.

That's why they do it.

And to boo it is extremely disrespectful to that country forefathers.

On top of that, it's amazing to me how so many younger generations have zero appreciation for the blanket of security the United States provided for Canada over the last century during very scary times and the sacrifices that were made to enjoy such a luxury.

Get a clue already.


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I don't really get the whole U.S.A. versus Canada stuff? We are both a big part of the problem...perhaps we should all boo ourselves and each other?

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The NHL is a North American League, United States & Canada.

That's why they do it.

And to boo it is extremely disrespectful to that country forefathers.

On top of that, it's amazing to me how so many younger generations have zero appreciation for the blanket of security the United States provided for Canada over the last century during very scary times and the sacrifices that were made to enjoy such a luxury.

Get a clue already.
I think that a long go round can be held regarding the realtions between our countries . I think that a hf board's probably not the right place.

I find anthem booing distasteful. I uderstand the indiviudual's right to show displeasure towards a country though. So, I'd argue with you but the fact is, I doubt that many of the 'fans' at the game have political agendas.

fwiw, my feeling towards some wonderful friends I have in the US have never changed. My feelings towards the country have though. Thing is, they're in the same boat.

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I think that the playing of all anthems should be stopped and substitute with The Hokey Pokey.

Might as well get going in a festive mood.


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Why do they sing anthems anyway? Why not prayers while you're at it? Most of these teams are filled with a bunch of europeans anyway.

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I think that the playing of all anthems should be stopped and substitute with The Hokey Pokey.

Might as well get going in a festive mood.

I will boo the hokey pokey.

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I will boo the hokey pokey.
knock yourself out...nobody will be offended !



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I think that the playing of all anthems should be stopped and substitute with The Hokey Pokey.

Might as well get going in a festive mood.

You're asking a lot from some of the fans. There's way too many big words in The Hokey Pokey.

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i always wonder why anthems are a necessity at these events. But if they are played, it is only common courtesy to behave properly. If not for respect for the anthem, but for your own self respect and the fans around you too.

It's amazing to me for two reasons:

A few idiots boo and everybody gets painted by the same brush

Even when I listen carefully and hear no boos, the negative types insist they can still hear it. You can't win.

So please guys, give it a rest if you think you are making some big political statement. Go protest at an embassy on your own time and reputation.

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I think that the playing of all anthems should be stopped and substitute with The Hokey Pokey.

Might as well get going in a festive mood.

Irish drinking songs ?

I've been a wild rover
For many a year
And I've spent all my money
On whiskey and beer

Now, I've returned with gold
In great store
No never will I play
The wild rover no more.

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Why do they sing anthems anyway? Why not prayers while you're at it? Most of these teams are filled with a bunch of europeans anyway.
Wow. Perfect example how somebody who doesn't get it. Scary.

1) Because so many gave the ultimate sacrifice so you could have what you have today.

2) The games and teams that represent the cities in North America are not in Europe, doesn't matter who the players are or where they are from, it's not about them.

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Did they sing the USA and Canadian national anthems this year when Anaheim and LA played in England or wherever they were? Do they do it at soccer events in Europe? I am curious to know....

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