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10-07-2008, 11:49 AM
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OT-New lows from Rejean Tremblay

In his « column » in today’s La Presse, Réjean Tremblay reaches yet new lows.

And I am not only talking about the fact that he predicts that the Habs will finish 9th in the East and miss the playoffs.

As he had nothing to say, he decided to write yet another complaint that it is unfair to season ticket holders such as himself that we (I am a season ticket holder as well) have to purchase tickets for 5 meaningless preseason games at the same prices.

This complaint has been voiced many times and I do not intend to dwell into it.

The “low” part is that he is picking the Saturday game vs. the Wild which was far from exciting to make his point, in the following circumstances:

1) his friends from Lac St-Jean drove in for the game;
2) he says the best show they got for their money was the hour they spent at the strip joint;
3) believe it or not, RT, who made all sorts of money writing television series heavily financed by the Quebec and federal governments, reveals in the article that he did not give the tickets to his “friends”, but rather sold them the tickets (likely for cash, after taking a tax write-off for them?);
4) so the purpose of the article is to denounce the “greedy” Habs on behalf of his friends for selling such expensive tickets for meaningless games;
5) tell me, who is the real “greedy” one in this case?

Unbelievable that a paper like La Presse pays someone to write such nonsense!


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10-07-2008, 11:56 AM
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we had a La Presse '' Crap Watch '' a couple of years ago ...

dude, there is allot of bad blood between La Presse and the Habs due to something that happened a while back that involved Gagnon and a couple of the other guys

And this isn't just the '' Briere '' thing that started the bad blood or the Kovalev story

but let me tell you that I spoke to a friend who works for CKAC and LaPresse ( sports section ) is almost like the way some here see Foxnews

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who cares? stop paying attention and he'll disappear. Just like the stupid here to teach gimmick.

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we had a La Presse '' Crap Watch '' a couple of years ago ...

dude, there is allot of bad blood between La Presse and the Habs due to something that happened a while back that involved Gagnon and a couple of the other guys

And this isn't just the '' Briere '' thing that started the bad blood or the Kovalev story

but let me tell you that I spoke to a friend who works for CKAC and LaPresse ( sports section ) is almost like the way some here see Foxnews

Care to explain what happened back then?

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10-07-2008, 11:59 AM
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Let's not hear the words "french media" again in this thread - it is about one individual and not the language issue. From what I heard he picked the Panthers and the Canes to finish ahead of the Habs so it looks a lot like some sort of "trolling" - as in looking for publicity to me.

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Sucks for his friends cuz i had a great time at the Boston game. Kinda stupid for Rejean Tremblay's probably equally as dumb friends to drive 5 hrs for a game against the Wild and expect a scoring fest!

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French medias are really going to piss me off. When you're going to an exhibition game, YOU HAVE TO EXPECT that it's an exhibition game... Players are not going to givve it all, and chemestry is not the same as it was back in April after a couple of months off. I watched 110% yesterday, they were all saying the same stuff, and it may be the last time for a while I watch this bunch of clowns.
Is it really that difficult to avoid making a generalization? Its not the "French medias" [sic] but Rejean Tremblay that is being criticized.

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I've always thought that the pre-season should be what it used to be, a chance for people to attend games who normally couldn't. I'm dispaointed that the Habs, Als and probably every other sports franchise does the same. Teams maximize every inch of advtg. space, sell eevry ticket for the most that they can squeeze out of it and are free to do it because people are willing to drive 5 hours from Lac St. Jean for the event, knowing that pre season games are often insufferably boring.

Rejean doesn't like it, neither do I, but I understand why they do it, and I'm sure RT does too.

Not being a regular La P reader, from what you guys say, RT seems to have an issue with the Habs. On what level ? Ownership ? Gainey ? Carbo ?

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Another thread against the french media...

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Christ the OP didn't say anything about "french medias". He specified the name of the writer and the paper it was from (like we're supposed to do on HF) instead of making broad generalizations and you still get pissy about it? So I guess we're not allowed to criticize anything anybody who happens to write for La Presse, JDM, etc says?

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Another thread against the french media...

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The OP never meant anything against the french media just Tremblay. It's up you how to interpret it..

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we had a La Presse '' Crap Watch '' a couple of years ago ...

dude, there is allot of bad blood between La Presse and the Habs due to something that happened a while back that involved Gagnon and a couple of the other guys

And this isn't just the '' Briere '' thing that started the bad blood or the Kovalev story

but let me tell you that I spoke to a friend who works for CKAC and LaPresse ( sports section ) is almost like the way some here see Foxnews
Is it related to Gainey's no media on the plane rule ?

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I've always thought that the pre-season should be what it used to be, a chance for people to attend games who normally couldn't.
I agree 1000%. Most season ticket holders end up making a profit on them by selling all their pre-season tickets on great margins to people who missed out on season tickets.

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Is it related to Gainey's no media on the plane rule ?
could be, i remember one of the newspapers making a big deal out of it. The funny thing is they'll be the first ones to line up and cheer for the Habs when they win the cup...until then they just ***** and moan.

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....Not being a regular La P reader, from what you guys say, RT seems to have an issue with the Habs. On what level ? Ownership ? Gainey ? Carbo ?
Didn't he blow a gasket when the Habs turfed the media off their charter flights?

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Is it really that difficult to avoid making a generalization? Its not the "French medias" [sic] but Rejean Tremblay that is being criticized.
Oh and François Gagnon is not a clown I guess?
What about DeFoy?
I guess Michel Villeneuve was great too?

There's always room for exceptions, but most of them are just clowns.

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Not being a regular La P reader, from what you guys say, RT seems to have an issue with the Habs. On what level ? Ownership ? Gainey ? Carbo ?
He used to be a part of the team, one of the boys, always there to get the juicy details. He was living the life most of us dream of, without been good enough to play in the NHL.

Then, one day, someone (Bob Gainey and probably with the concealment of the organization) took that away from him.

Some took it like a man (Raymond) some are acting like a spoiled child (Tremblay)

I used to read Tremblay and you could easily the difference in his tone after that happened. I've read maybe 2 or 3 of his chronicles since then.

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Didn't he blow a gasket when the Habs turfed the media off their charter flights?
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Is it really that difficult to avoid making a generalization? Its not the "French medias" [sic] but Rejean Tremblay that is being criticized.
Indeed it is, whaddya think?

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Oh and François Gagnon is not a clown I guess?
What about DeFoy?
I guess Michel Villeneuve was great too?

There's always room for exceptions, but most of them are just clowns.
what about the Greats like Bergeron and "La Baronne"?

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Care to explain what happened back then?
Ok ...

I can't go into details but an '' event '' in this article should help you catch my drift

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2002/...ens020515.html

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Oh and François Gagnon is not a clown I guess?
What about DeFoy?
I guess Michel Villeneuve was great too?

There's always room for exceptions, but most of them are just clowns.
I dunno, I was watching 110% one night last week, the only panelist I knew was Mario Langlois. I was very impressed by the tone of the panel. No sensationalism, just hockey talk.

The CTV version that appears every Saturday usually has a mix of French and English media types and I tend to enjoy it. Sadly it sems that only PJ has the language skills, or the nerve to reciprocate. Too bad.

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Oh and François Gagnon is not a clown I guess?
What about DeFoy?
I guess Michel Villeneuve was great too?

There's always room for exceptions, but most of them are just clowns.
Why do you read/listen to them, then? Chose your paper/news/debate/sources for hockey information and ignore what pisses you off. Plain simple.

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Indeed it is, whaddya think?
Apparently I'm naive enough to beleive that it's possible to criticize a single boor without painting everyone in their profession with the same brush. I guess I'll never learn.

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Apparently I'm naive enough to beleive that it's possible to criticize a single boor without painting everyone in their profession with the same brush. I guess I'll never learn.
So, it seems that you're the problem here then.

Friggin'Roen, my eyes hurt, I can't find the word even in that article. I did see Waldo however.

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Apparently I'm naive enough to beleive that it's possible to criticize a single boor without painting everyone in their profession with the same brush. I guess I'll never learn.
Your cute naivety is what make us like you. Don't change.

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on another note, Gilbert Brule did not make the final cuts in the Oilers camp.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=251935

Starting to smell funky aint it.

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What? They only spent 1 hour at the strip club?

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