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10-10-2008, 06:37 AM
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Edited to give you the full 27 seconds long call, and to add in three words missing from the last sentence you quoted.

I am double your age, but still I LOVED your post. I think that unfortunately those of us who can remember the 60s and 70s were hit even harder by the years of drought than even a sensitive observer like you can fathom.I was always skeptical when there was a bit of progress, concerned it wouldn't last.......and it didn't.

But since January of 2008, I'm convinced it's real now. My team is legitimately in the hunt. And the year 2009 is special.

Go Habs Go indeed!
Thanks for filling in the blanks; I had a feeling that I forgot a couple words...I was still gasping for air after my run

Thanks for your insight. I can definitely understand the trials and tribulations that the generation of Habs fans before me had to endure. You guys were able to witness some of the finest teams ever assembled in the history of professional sports only to have them become a distant memory. For me, those teams are legendary; part of CH lore. But I hunger to witness and live my own dynasties and I believe Bob McKenzie when he said that this team will be great for years to come.

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This thread is missing one thing.....


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Nice post Chezz. When we have threads evaluating Gainey's work, there is often the devil's advocate point of view that contends that player x was a Savard pick, who cares because Timmins makes the picks, and all these things are true.

I've always maintained that a team that is trying to compete in this market has to have a strong presence running the show, and that's exactly what Gainey is. Look at the figures who have worn the CH and the group that makes people stop and listen when they talk is very small. Gainey's one of them. A team with Gainey at the helm means business, simple as that.


The first hf meet n greet I went to , a few years back, I was sitting there with a friend who went to jr. games with me in 1968, so we've been to parades and whined when things didn't go our way, all the ups and downs.

We were listening to the conversation around the table, most of the guys about 25 years younger than us and it dawned on us that our history wasn't theirs. We'd never really thought about it in thos eterms. If my team never wins again, whether it be Stanley Cup, Grey Cup, Super Bowl, I haven't been cheated.

It became apparent how sweet it will be as the Habs become a team that matters again, a team that has to be conisdered as a contender, esp. for guys about your age who only have history books as reference to most of the team's triumphs.

My buddy actually pointed this out to me, and I'm glad he did, it keeps me from being that, 'yeah, but you should've seen the 70's team' jerk. Also makes following this team more fun.

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Nice post Chezz. When we have threads evaluating Gainey's work, there is often the devil's advocate point of view that contends that player x was a Savard pick, who cares because Timmins makes the picks, and all these things are true.

I've always maintained that a team that is trying to compete in this market has to have a strong presence running the show, and that's exactly what Gainey is. Look at the figures who have worn the CH and the group that makes people stop and listen when they talk is very small. Gainey's one of them. A team with Gainey at the helm means business, simple as that.


The first hf meet n greet I went to , a few years back, I was sitting there with a friend who went to jr. games with me in 1968, so we've been to parades and whined when things didn't go our way, all the ups and downs.

We were listening to the conversation around the table, most of the guys about 25 years younger than us and it dawned on us that our history wasn't theirs. We'd never really thought about it in thos eterms. If my team never wins again, whether it be Stanley Cup, Grey Cup, Super Bowl, I haven't been cheated.

It became apparent how sweet it will be as the Habs become a team that matters again, a team that has to be conisdered as a contender, esp. for guys about your age who only have history books as reference to most of the team's triumphs.

My buddy actually pointed this out to me, and I'm glad he did, it keeps me from being that, 'yeah, but you should've seen the 70's team' jerk. Also makes following this team more fun.
You truly are the bridge that unites both generations

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You truly are the bridge that unites both generations
and like Montreal's bridges, I need constant maintenance and only accomodate slow moving traffic.

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This thread is missing one thing.....

Jay, I couldnt see what you posted as YT is blocked at work, but I just watched this and I got quite teary eyed...



I WANT TO LIVE THAT MOMENT AGAIN


GO HABS GO

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Jay, I couldnt see what you posted as YT is blocked at work, but I just watched this and I got quite teary eyed...



I WANT TO LIVE THAT MOMENT AGAIN


GO HABS GO
you??

That was my 8th bday, i remember things but nothing major.
I want to live a moment like that at my age now, 23, where i can remember EVERYTHING!!!

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I clap at this. I clap hard.

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I clap at this. I clap hard.
Thank you,my good sir

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and like Montreal's bridges, I need constant maintenance and only accomodate slow moving traffic.
Why do you have to bring bowel movement conversation into an otherwise beautiful and classy thread..?

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Why do you have to bring bowel movement conversation into an otherwise beautiful and classy thread..?
Someone already brought up the leafs in this thread.

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