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09-15-2008, 02:59 AM
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Seeing the CH in South Russia

So I was in Krasnodar yesterday, and as I was driving on 'tram street' I see this large CH in the distance, on a store-front. I get closer, and notice that it's a massive picture with Alex Kovalev on it.

Made my heart all warm and fuzzy. Especially since hockey isn't popular here in South Russia.

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09-15-2008, 03:01 AM
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What the hell are you doing there?

Kak dela?

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So I was in Krasnodar yesterday, and as I was driving on 'tram street' I see this large CH in the distance, on a store-front. I get closer, and notice that it's a massive picture with Alex Kovalev on it.

Made my heart all warm and fuzzy. Especially since hockey isn't popular here in South Russia.
Maybe the KHL should expand a couple dozen teams there anyway in hopes of a lucrative TV contract. Hell it's bound to catch on, right?

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So I was in Krasnodar yesterday, and as I was driving on 'tram street' I see this large CH in the distance, on a store-front. I get closer, and notice that it's a massive picture with Alex Kovalev on it.

Made my heart all warm and fuzzy. Especially since hockey isn't popular here in South Russia.
Good! Though it's prolly a good thing that Alex isn't as popular toward the big hockey doods in Russia.. He kinda belong here now and spends alot of his free time over here

In a couple of year maybe, he'll make it in his own country again, he sure is working hard on it and I can picture him say " Oh yeah, now you think i'm good again.. What? You want me to coach team Russia? Let me think about it"

Then Alex will go back to Russia, like the winner he is!

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What the hell are you doing there?

Kak dela?
Rabbi of Stavropol my friend.

And Slava b-gu things rock.

As for pictures, next time I will snap a few. Didn't have my camera with me.

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Maybe the KHL should expand a couple dozen teams there anyway in hopes of a lucrative TV contract. Hell it's bound to catch on, right?
Yep. And produce exciting players such as Cameron Cepek


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Reminds me of that time I was in Syria and someone at the grocery was playing Celine Dion

Or that other time at the beach in Tunisia where we rented Bombardier jetskis

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Rabbi of Stavropol my friend.

And Slava b-gu things rock..
Klasna.

Preach to everyone about the almighty CH.

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Reminds me of that time I was in Syria and someone at the grocery was playing Celine Dion

Or that other time at the beach in Tunisia where we rented Bombardier jetskis
This reminds me when I used to live in a small town in Israel. I had a habs cap on and was walking down the street. This religious man saw me and asked ''Montreal Canadiens''? I smiled and nodded in total amazement. Guy was probably from Montreal or has relatives cause most of the locals have never heard of the word hockey.


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This reminds me when I used to live in a small town in Israel. I had a habs cap on and was walking down the street. This religious man saw me and asked ''Montreal Canadiens''? I smiled and nodded in total amazement. Guy was probably from Montreal or has relatives cause most of the locals have never heard of the word hockey.
That's actually pretty cool!

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That's actually pretty cool!
It made my day.

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It made my day.
Once, years ago, I was in a park in Amsterdam with my best friend. We were bored and frankly, buzzed out of our mind. I had my guitar and started playing some Jean Leloup. There came those 3 very cute Quebecois girls saying : "hey, c'est du Jean Leloup, ca!"

We ended up spending the whole evening with them, drank, smoked. What was going to be a very dull stoner party ended up being a very fun stoner party ;-)

Ah, the good old years

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Once, years ago, I was in a park in Amsterdam with my best friend. We were bored and frankly, buzzed out of our mind. I had my guitar and started playing some Jean Leloup. There came those 3 very cute Quebecois girls saying : "hey, c'est du Jean Leloup, ca!"

We ended up spending the whole evening with them, drank, smoked. What was going to be a very dull stoner party ended up being a very fun stoner party ;-)

Ah, the good old years
Thats awesome, I remember being in Vancouver last year and some dude with a Ukelele started playing '' Raindrops keep falling on my head '' everyone was humming !

Love when that happens

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That's actually pretty cool!
I actually saw a habs jersey back in Benin during my last trip down there. It kinda was like a wt* moment though. Still it was amazing to find a habs jersey for sale in my little country lol.

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Klasna.

Preach to everyone about the almighty CH.



This reminds me when I used to live in a small town in Israel. I had a habs cap on and was walking down the street. This religious man saw me and asked ''Montreal Canadiens''? I smiled and nodded in total amazement. Guy was probably from Montreal or has relatives cause most of the locals have never heard of the word hockey.
Actually in Israel there are many, many Canadiens fans.

Last time I was there I bought a T-shirt which says "Montreal Canadiens" in Hebrew.

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So I was in Krasnodar yesterday, and as I was driving on 'tram street' I see this large CH in the distance, on a store-front. I get closer, and notice that it's a massive picture with Alex Kovalev on it.

Made my heart all warm and fuzzy. Especially since hockey isn't popular here in South Russia.
My roots are from the Krasnodar region!

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Actually in Israel there are many, many Canadiens fans.

Last time I was there I bought a T-shirt which says "Montreal Canadiens" in Hebrew.
I want one!

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Actually in Israel there are many, many Canadiens fans.

Last time I was there I bought a T-shirt which says "Montreal Canadiens" in Hebrew.
I probably have the same... Tel-Aviv souvenir

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Wow, I can't even find anyone in St. Petersburg who likes hockey. I see nothing to even indicate that St. Petersburg has a team in the super league. It is all football, football, football.

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I went to europe for 2 months and a half last summer and wore my habs t-shirt every 3 days or so. It's like an international sign for quebecers to show themselves.

I clearly remember walking in front of the duomo in florence and hearing "GO HABS GO, GO HABS GO" from a group of middle aged montrealers.

Or "Go nordiques!" in Vienna after the champions league final on the main street.

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Last Spring, I was in Habana, Cuba, during the playoffs against Philadelphia. I was wearing my Habs T-shirt, hoping that someone would recognize it, and then help me to find a place to watch the games! Sadly, the only guy who came at me because of my sweater was a tourist from Toronto, who was cheering for the Leafs.

And at the end, I missed the games against Philadelphia...





.... but partied a lot in Cuba instead!!

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Actually in Israel there are many, many Canadiens fans.

Last time I was there I bought a T-shirt which says "Montreal Canadiens" in Hebrew.
Not in the town where I lived. It was a real surprise for me.

I guess theres some in large cities like Tel-Aviv, but even then I wouldn't say that theres that much.

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Wow, I can't even find anyone in St. Petersburg who likes hockey. I see nothing to even indicate that St. Petersburg has a team in the super league. It is all football, football, football.

No surprise, it's because St. Petersburg is totally "Zenith City", it started long time ago and never finished.Life isn't simple for hockey fans here.
Anyway, this situation is a little strange:there is a Kovalev's picture in South Russia (where not many people are interested in hockey) but you can't find something like that in St. Petersburg that is located in North and has a hockey team in the KHL .

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Wow, I can't even find anyone in St. Petersburg who likes hockey. I see nothing to even indicate that St. Petersburg has a team in the super league. It is all football, football, football.
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soccer,just soccer, guys.

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I wonder if we're as popular in Russia as the Caps? Kovy, Markov, the Kostys (yeah yeah, their birth language is still Russian) Valentenko, Emelin, Trunev, Korneev. We have alot of Russians in the org.

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