So, so glad that Benedict Arnold failed to hold that city.
You know, after he conquered it.
That's really when the rivalry started y'know. Massachusetts general conquers Montreal, and they never did get over the inferiority complex that came from that. After all no Montreal general ever exactly conquered Boston, did they?
The only reason we don't use it more often is because, you know, Benedict Arnold.
History fail. Montgomery conquered Montreal, which actually surrendered because it wasnt a defensible position.
Arnold only led a rather disastrous drive through Maine's forests and mountains, and led a disastrous offensive on Quebec city alongside Montgomery's forces. Btw, Montgomery's army was composed of New Yorkers, Connecticut and New Hampshire elements, not Massachusetts.
Ultimately, French-Canadians were very neutral to the whole business. They joined both sides and helped both armies in the war. Collaborators helped the Americans to administrate Montreal, and other collaborators helped denouncing them when the Brits came back.
Not much resentment regarding Massachussetts there... :-P
More then college kids!
The company I work for has a branch in Montreal and I still haven't heard the end of it from these grown men. I tell them you should be embarrassed. It doesn't just make their fans look like babies who are truly too passionate and go overboard over a sport; but as well Canadian/Quebec Police look like a bunch of clowns wasting taxpayers money on this.
Not to mention the bed rep from the media. Just let it be over.
This is not me going nuts cuz the big bad hate for the canadiens. I honestly didn't enjoy my time there because of the people of Montreal. I've been at all different periods of my life thus far - Teenager, early 20's, late 20's, now at 30 (sniffle). Some times werent as bad as others, but generally didn't have a good experience once people knew where i was from. If everytime i had bad experiences was because of bruins games i'd say ahhh **** it, its understandable. But its not.
I actually had a great time the last time i was in Ontario when a cousin of mine made the Toronto FC squad awhile back. Ive been there quite a few times and I think its different.
Montreals nightlife is very energetic, to bad i cant enjoy it like ive wanted to
We will see in the next couple of hours.....the B's are expected to land in Montreal around 6ish.....lets see if the police will have a welcoming committee waiting for Chara.........I would also love to see the reaction of the local cops faces when JJ team of lawyers escort Chara through customs