On February 25, 1979, in a game between the Rangers and rival New York Islanders, Denis Potvin of the Islanders delivered a hip check to Rangers' center Ulf Nilsson. Nilsson suffered a broken ankle on the play, which sidelined him for the season. The play is generally regarded as clean. Rangers coach Fred Shero said of the hit, "It was a hard check, but you can't penalize a guy for hitting hard."
Regardless, Rangers fans never forgave Potvin for it and created the "Potvin sucks" chant, wherein they punctuate the song "Let's Go Band" with "Potvin sucks!" Initially, the fans responded when the song was played on the Garden organ, but since the mid-1980s, Garden management has refused to play it at Rangers games. As a result, the fans whistle or hum the tune themselves to set up the chant.  Rangers fans engage in the chant multiple times at every home game, regardless of the opponent. Now entering its fourth decade, there are some young Rangers fans who do not even understand who or what the chant is regarding. Some younger fans mistakenly think that the chant has something to do with goaltender Felix Potvin.  It is commonly believed that the inventor of the chant was James Cahill. The rival New York Islanders chant "The Rangers Suck" whenever "The Chicken Dance" is played in retaliation but, like "Let's Go Band" at the Garden, Nassau Coliseum no longer plays "The Chicken Dance" at games to try and squelch the retaliation. The New Jersey Devils' fans later copied the idea from the two rivals, chanting "Rangers suck!" regardless of the opponent.
I saw this, and have to admit it is a fairly lame list. Using Manchester United's "Glory Glory" song as a shining example of soccer chants reflects poor knowledge. Also, that Ricky Hatton clip (Hatton Wonderland) was cool, but it is a chant that is frequently sung all over Europe as "There's Only One...." in soccer matches
The North American chants they featured on the show were very weak. An 80 year old man initiating a ridiculous chant at TigerCats games is number 2? Wow, for leagues that have existed for nearly a century, we really do have terrible standards here on this continent in regards to fan support. Maybe it just isn't part of our culture to sing, but certainly we should have more creativity and passion than reciting drone like expressions like, "GO ____ GO"
The French, Swiss and Danish fans were pretty insane during the World Championships in Quebec last year. I remember one game where Denmark was getting owned 8-1 against Sweden. They kept on cheering like crazy anyways. Maybe not the best chant ever, but ask anybody who worked at that tournament, they probably still have the chant stuck in their head.
It would be pretty cool if some group could come with a big chant for the Habs. Something a little more complex than Olé Olé. Someone (not me because I suck at these things) should organize a group like the Ultras for the Montreal Impact to come up with one or more Habs champs. Perhaps make a video with an easy to learn chant and put it on a website for ppl to learn. Word might get out. Just a thought.
EDIT: Best one where I could get a pciture of the crowd as well.
Yes it was in there. Not sure what number but it was in there.
Also, what is the deal with all the negativity towards me in this thread? I never stated that I agreed with anything in the video or that I made anything up. I simply posted, almost verbatim, what was said in the video.
The Marseille's "Aux Armes" chant or the Chealsey songs are amazing, but sadly song like that will never work at the Bell Centre.
The crowd at the Bell Centre is too diversified for that... if the song is all in French, a good chunk of the crowd would go "What?! I'm not singing that!" and if a portion of the song would be English-only than another chunk of the crowd, mostly French would go "Ostie je comprend rien, c'est quoi ça?"
IMO The only way they could make it work is if they would show the words on the jumbotron...