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01-06-2009, 11:40 AM
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I'll be there for sure, with my father.

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01-06-2009, 11:45 AM
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Btw, why not have it on the Dec 9?? instead of Nov 28..
Because the Big O is closed from December to April.

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01-06-2009, 11:47 AM
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I don't like the Big O. I hope they build a new stadium downtown for this.

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01-06-2009, 11:48 AM
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I don't like the Big O. I hope they build a new stadium downtown for this.
Something like a big Z?

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01-06-2009, 12:23 PM
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Playing at that abortion would forever taint the franchise and probably cause them to fold due to cholera or be re-located to Fort Lauderdale. A pox on anyone who would attend.

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01-06-2009, 12:26 PM
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I don't like the Big O. I hope they build a new stadium downtown for this.
Yup, a cozy 40,000 seater would be perfect.

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Playing at that abortion would forever taint the franchise and probably cause them to fold due to cholera or be re-located to Fort Lauderdale. A pox on anyone who would attend.
Yeah, but tell us how you really feel about it.

I have nice memories of the Olympic Stadium. Was there for both Expos and Alouettes home openers there in 76, 77. Was there for expos playoffs as well. You pack 60 000 people in that place, and it's a great stadium. Of course, you wouldn't know, it's east of Saint-Laurent...


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01-06-2009, 12:35 PM
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Cooler if it was open air but would still be an amazing event and I would no doubt do everything in my power to attend.

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01-06-2009, 12:41 PM
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This type of game is about exposure in the US...the only way to generate that with a game in Montreal is to have the Habs play the Rangers? Maybe the Red Wings?
Who the **** cares?

In this situation, have the Habs play the Leafs, air it nation wide on CBC, TSN and RDS and watch the ratings be better than the latest winter classic.

US can have their own winter classic if they want to.

This is going to be awesome !!

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01-06-2009, 12:52 PM
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Yeah, but tell us how you really feel about it.

I have nice memories of the Olympic Stadium. Was there for both Expos and Alouettes home openers there in 76, 77. Was there for expos playoffs as well. You pack 60 000 people in that place, and it's a great stadium. Of course, you wouldn't know, it's east of Saint-Laurent...
I'll have you know that I was ejected form that stadium more than you were there. I was at the Als home opener there, vaguely remember Dickie Harris doing something. I was kind of insulted that you didn't say hello. I was there for the Expo playoffs, I remember the Friday noght game against the Dodgers, going into the Aird Tavern afterwards and you could still hear the chant of Steve Steve Steve. Easily the most exuberant I've ever seen a Mtl sports crowd, easily.

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I'll have you know that I was ejected form that stadium more than you were there. I was at the Als home opener there, vaguely remember Dickie Harris doing something. I was kind of insulted that you didn't say hello. I was there for the Expo playoffs, I remember the Friday noght game against the Dodgers, going into the Aird Tavern afterwards and you could still hear the chant of Steve Steve Steve. Easily the most exuberant I've ever seen a Mtl sports crowd, easily.
To be honest, I don't remember much about those home openers, except that a good friend of my mine spilled a tray of 6 beers (entirely), rushing back to our seats just before game started. If memory serves me right, we were well over 90 000 fans at that game. I don't remember Dickie Harris doing anything special, but I do remember Dickie Harris. But that Expos Friday night game, I agree, was something else. None of that usual "when is it going to be finished?" stuff from my g/f.

Maybe we were 95 000 for the Als opener...

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01-06-2009, 01:15 PM
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To be honest, I don't remember much about those home openers, except that a good friend of my mine spilled a tray of 6 beers (entirely), rushing back to our seats just before game started. If memory serves me right, we were well over 90 000 fans at that game. I don't remember Dickie Harris doing anything special, but I do remember Dickie Harris. But that Expos Friday night game, I agree, was something else. None of that usual "when is it going to be finished?" stuff from my g/f.

Maybe we were 95 000 for the Als opener...
Jerry White hit a 3 run homer, right in front of us, we were down the 3rd baseline and couldn't quite follow it to see if it was fair or foul, I just remember the explosion of sound when it was ruled fair.

Still, my last memories of the place weren't good ones. It was neglected, poorly run and a monument to stupidity in the end, in what seemed like an organized attempt to turn us away. Waddaya gonna do ?

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Meh. I rather see them play an outdoor game at Molson with 20k rather than at the Big O with 60k.

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Who the **** cares?

In this situation, have the Habs play the Leafs, air it nation wide on CBC, TSN and RDS and watch the ratings be better than the latest winter classic.

US can have their own winter classic if they want to.

This is going to be awesome !!
Easy there big fella...the idea for the NHL is to gain big exposure in the US, not to cater to us here in Canada. I agree it could be anawesome thing to have the Leafs and Habs play in front of 80,000 people, but it does nothing for the business of growing the NHL fanbase in the US. The New Year's Day bash could still be held in the US and this may still please the NHL.

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Easy there big fella...the idea for the NHL is to gain big exposure in the US, not to cater to us here in Canada. I agree it could be anawesome thing to have the Leafs and Habs play in front of 80,000 people, but it does nothing for the business of growing the NHL fanbase in the US. The New Year's Day bash could still be held in the US and this may still please the NHL.
just a cash grab.

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I think we should play a combined Leafs-Bruins team.

That would be awesome hatred.

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I think we should play a combined Leafs-Bruins team.

That would be awesome hatred.
What about a double-header?
Montreal vs Boston
Hamilton vs Toronto


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Holy **** I want to be there.

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Jerry White hit a 3 run homer, right in front of us, we were down the 3rd baseline and couldn't quite follow it to see if it was fair or foul, I just remember the explosion of sound when it was ruled fair.

Still, my last memories of the place weren't good ones. It was neglected, poorly run and a monument to stupidity in the end, in what seemed like an organized attempt to turn us away. Waddaya gonna do ?
I thought you were some kinda farm boy from Kingston or something. If you were there through all this excitement at the Big O, then what are you doing in some stickhole yonderland watching carrots grow?

Anyway, yeah Dan Bigras was pretty much bang on. I think we should bake him a cake or something, send a few Mae Wests on UPS.

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