Funny how I didn't see very many Habs car flags during last season though. It only seems as though Habs pride is only apparent in this city when the doors of the bandwagon swing wide open.
And in regards to you pinning the entire incident on "organized scums", that seems somewhat ignorant on your part as well. We all know from previous experience that it does not take much to get a drunk Habs fan riled up enough to start acting like a complete moron. Granted, I'm sure there were idiots outside of Habs fans that were looking for the perfect opportunity to commit some looting, but to completely rubbish the idea altogether that no hockey fans were involved in some of the chaos seems kind of naive as well.
Wow..you're such a genius to figure that one out.
Since the lockout, MTL has been THE hockey town, hands down. I don't really get what you're trying to prove here...That there's more fans into the Habs when they finish 1st then out of Playoffs? ..wow..what a discovery....Its like that everywhere buddy..
What are you gonna say next?..that there's even more people into it during the Playoffs??
Drunk people acting moronic is a world-wide thing, not just in MTL and with Habs Fans. Its easy to get a drunk moron to tag along in some stupid act, but the people that started the riot were said to be an organized group, after that its just a domino effect.
To get back to Tom's classless punch. Whether it was classless or not, Timonen deserved it. But the Flyers didn't even play well those past 2 games. If they were amazing, then they can be cocky all they want, but they weren't.
Still, maybe that doesn't excuse the fact that Tom punched someone that wasn't looking, then again, who trash talks a ''grinder'' and turns around?..
Before you get all bent out of shape, I'm not defending the Flyers here for one second. As a die hard Pens fan I hate Philly just as much as anyone else, and wouldn't mind seeing the Habs bounce them for that matter. I'm well aware of how dirty they can be as well, especially since Hartnell deliberately tried to take Sid's head off his shoulders when he was on his knees in front of that net in their 7th meeting of the regular season.
But speaking in context of this specific incident, I honestly don't feel that Tom's sucker punch was justified because of some idiotic mocking on the part of Timmonen. You want to protect the honour of your young goalie? Then do a better in front of him next game, plain in simple. If not that, then drop the gloves and settle it man to man.
You really think Timmonen is gonna drop the gloves.....LOL
if the linesmen were from the 80s (or earlier) mthey wouldn't even have been within 20 feet, they woulda slugged it out, timmonen would be out cold and we could all get back the game. Flyers still woulda won but we'd have a story to watch in game 3 instead of all this ********
Meh, I don't see what the big deal of throwing a beer is at anyone when Flyers fans throw people.
haha, I had forgotten about that! That was awesome, you could tell the guy was hammered and its funny cause Domi looks totally incredulous for a few seconds as the guy flops over the glass, then he sorta shrugs it off and starts punchin him