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07-13-2009, 08:39 AM
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The logo on the front of the sweater is what counts...so yes I still identify with the team.

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07-13-2009, 08:41 AM
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I like our new team. I'm sure we'll do great this season. Still and always will be a Habs fan.

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I'm as sad as everyone else, but I support the Canadiens. Whoever can bring a cup to this city is a Montreal Canadien in my book.

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07-13-2009, 09:04 AM
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I identify with that core because they weat bleu, blanc et rouge.

I like the changes we made this summer, this team is going to be really exciting.

Work ethic and talent. Yeah!

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07-13-2009, 09:26 AM
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I'm 6'4-6'5 and I used to play center when I was younger. I don't think i'll ever indentify with them by that standard.
Maybe they could sign you as a FA haha

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07-13-2009, 09:28 AM
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the team hasn't even played a game yet...

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07-13-2009, 10:12 AM
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In five years, you'll feel the same about Gomez - Cammy - Gionta as you felt for Koivu - Kovalev - Komo..

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07-13-2009, 10:21 AM
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The logo in front is all that matters. Players come and go.

As a previous poster mentioned, I can identify with players like Gionta and Cammalleri because I am 5' 7." I can finally see eye to eye with a player if I ever meet one .

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07-13-2009, 10:23 AM
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I do even more than before because 6 of those guys CHOSE to be here.

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07-13-2009, 10:36 AM
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Why do you need to identify yourself with a team in order to support it exactly? Isn't that a bit selfish?

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07-13-2009, 10:40 AM
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Of course i can

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07-13-2009, 10:47 AM
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I do even more than before because 6 of those guys CHOSE to be here.
Seeing that name on the back of the jersey in your avatar is going to take some time getting used to.

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07-13-2009, 11:39 AM
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Losing Roy was a lot more devastating than the guys the team lost this year, so I'm not planning on boycotting the team this time around. I stopped paying attention for around 4 seasons after Roy was traded for a bunch of scrubbs...

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07-13-2009, 11:44 AM
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Of course...

I've identified myself with the Canadiens since 1960.

I've seen players come & go, I've seen the team through highs & lows, I've seen the team change faces and managements so many times that it's ridiculous.

Bottom line, it's the same team, the same crest, the same belonging.

It may be frustrating at times (the mid to late 90's) but, on the whole, it's still MY TEAM!

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07-13-2009, 11:45 AM
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I Dont't relly care about that... I want a winning team... If They Win, I won't have any problems with all the changes Gainey made during the summer!

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07-13-2009, 11:46 AM
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When I think about the Habs, I think about players like Patrick Roy, Kirk Muller, Vincent Damphousse, Brian Bellows, Mike Keane, Eric Desjardins, Mathieu Schneider, Guy Carbonneau etc..

The good players that were there when I was a kid, not the players afterwards. I don't know why though, maybe because we never had a team as good as back then or players as good as them afterwards.

Don't get me wrong, I liked Koivu, but he's not even worth mentionning along the players above.

So now all I see is a jersey with the logo of my team in front of it, the name in the back I don't really care about, I don't really have one specific favorite player, it's a different one every month, every week, every day, unlike back then...

Patrick Roy


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07-13-2009, 12:57 PM
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as long as Markov is on the team i can relate.

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07-13-2009, 01:07 PM
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Ever since Mark Streit broke into the league with Montreal, I've been a huge fan of the Bleu Blanc Rouge. But now that guys like Koivu, Kovalev, Higgins and Komisarek are gone, it's just not the same. When I thought Montreal Canadiens, I thought Koivu, Kovalev,...

The lineup has completely changed in a matter of days and it seems like something's not right. Sure, every team goes through this process every now and then but not to this extent.

What's your thought on this?
you will have Weber now.

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07-13-2009, 04:46 PM
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Don't get me wrong, I remember everyone who had a say in the team"s success, but the reality of sports is that players retire, players move away, and the only thing that always remains is the tradition and history of the club.

What I meant by priorities, is that I always put the team first, the players second in my heart.
No i get it. I just feel, if i were part of the habs, I would surely put the logo first. I just don't see the need to be a 'team guy' when none of us are part of the team. We're fans, and I'll always like the team, but every now and then you feel a certain player represents that jersey well and you associate the name on the back, with the logo in the front. While the logo remains unchanged(mind you some teams chane their's), the people you've grown to love in that particular jersey, leaving, still sucks balls.

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07-13-2009, 04:49 PM
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Maybe they could sign you as a FA haha
lol...I wouldn't make the ECHL team.

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07-13-2009, 04:49 PM
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No i get it. I just feel, if i were part of the habs, I would surely put the logo first. I just don't see the need to be a 'team guy' when none of us are part of the team. We're fans, and I'll always like the team, but every now and then you feel a certain player represents that jersey well and you associate the name on the back, with the logo in the front. While the logo remains unchanged(mind you some teams chane their's), the people you've grown to love in that particular jersey, leaving, still sucks balls.
Especially when they go on to win the cup for another team and they're one of the key elements.

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07-13-2009, 04:51 PM
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I do identify with them even more now, actually. I've always been a Habs fan, but I wouldn't have classified myself as a "hardcore" fan until more recently in my life, maybe when I was 14 or so and able to start looking to buy tickets to more games, etc., and that was only 3 years ago. So the way it is now, it's like this team, certainly a new look team, has been assembled in front of my very own eyes, they're my Habs almost more so now.

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07-13-2009, 04:52 PM
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That's how I feel. Players come and go every year, sure you miss some more than others but the team is still the same. I've been cheering for the Habs for as long as I can remember and while you do like to cheer for the name on the back from time to time, it's still always the logo on the front that you are really cheering for.
That's exactly what I think. And when a player put the jersey on, he becomes something else for me. It's like on draft day, it's always special to see our draftees entering the family...

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07-13-2009, 05:24 PM
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The Canadiens were almost a completely different team three years after winning the Cup in 1993 and I still remained a fan, so staying a fan after losing players who never won more than a single round in any playoff year will not be difficult.

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07-13-2009, 06:16 PM
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Especially when they go on to win the cup for another team and they're one of the key elements.
When has that happened???

I mean, for the Habs... since Roy..? I think Roy was the only one in the last 30 years or so. It's not like its a common occurence.

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