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12-24-2011, 03:00 AM
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Suggestiion: Let's cheer the team and help them

Guys, I'm serious about this. I can't do anything but I think you guys can. And by the way, Yes I'd love a top 5 pick, but in the meanwhile let's cheer on the Habs. Even if we lose, at least the Habs players will know we have their back.

We have no choice. We are Habs fans. I think times are dark, but I will never ever stop loving the Habs.

You know what? It would be cool if real Habs fans, who know how tough it is now for these guys, came out on Jan 4 and gave them a big cheer. Yes, I'm pissed at Cammy and others, but man, that would be cool. It's exactly the opposite of what the players will expect.

Sadly I think it will not happen though. I wish it would, it would pick the team up. It's Hockey, it's a game of spirit. We could give these guys some spirit by giving them an ovation when they get back. Do they deserve it? No. But let's cheer them as Habs fans. Let's show them support.

I'm a long way away, I can't go to the game. Maybe you guys could organize one small section of the Bell that shows total support to our guys on the 4th. I think it would help the guys big time right now.

This would show our class as Habs fans.

I leave it to you guys. Get on twitter, tell Mike Boone. Get 5000 people at the bell to give them a big cheer of support when they get back. Man, That would touch our players, and tell them they are in a great hockey city, not a **** one.

We can't help the guys on the ice, but we can damn well tell them we are behind them.

It's the last thing we want to do, we're pissed off, fair enough. But I think it would be classy and brilliant. Anyone up for organizing this?

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12-24-2011, 03:02 AM
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Guys, I'm serious about this. I can't do anything but I think you guys can. And by the way, Yes I'd love a top 5 pick, but in the meanwhile let's cheer on the Habs. Even if we lose, at least the Habs players will know we have their back.

We have no choice. We are Habs fans. I think times are dark, but I will never ever stop loving the Habs.

You know what? It would be cool if real Habs fans, who know how tough it is now for these guys, came out on Jan 4 and gave them a big cheer. Yes, I'm pissed at Cammy and others, but man, that would be cool. It's exactly the opposite of what the players will expect.

Sadly I think it will not happen though. I wish it would, it would pick the team up. It's Hockey, it's a game of spirit. We could give these guys some spirit by giving them an ovation when they get back. Do they deserve it? No. But let's cheer them as Habs fans. Let's show them support.

I'm a long way away, I can't go to the game. Maybe you guys could organize one small section of the Bell that shows total support to our guys on the 4th. I think it would help the guys big time right now.

This would show our class as Habs fans.

I leave it to you guys. Get on twitter, tell Mike Boone. Get 5000 people at the bell to give them a big cheer of support when they get back. Man, That would touch our players, and tell them they are in a great hockey city, not a **** one.

We can't help the guys on the ice, but we can damn well tell them we are behind them.

It's the last thing we want to do, we're pissed off, fair enough. But I think it would be classy and brilliant. Anyone up for organizing this?
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12-24-2011, 03:15 AM
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12-24-2011, 05:30 PM
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Yes!!!

In this time of turmoil the team could use all the support it can get from their LOYAL fans!! Cheer as loud as you can...and when the team is having trouble scoring goals and winning game, cheer even louder and show you support them no matter what!!

All this complaining about players, coaches, GM's and languages is just foolish. No other city in the NHL has to deal with this nonsense....lets cut it out and be true Hab fans by cheering for them even when times are tough!

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I don't like the direction this team is taking. They have forgotten why the team was founded and no longer represent their fans. I hope they get punished for this. Call me spiteful, but I hope they are drowned in boos when they come back. I'm not gonna cheer for such a bunch of losers.

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So you want us to turn into Toronto Fans? Cheer on a mediocre (at best) team year in year out?

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Cheering the players isn't same as cheering management. I don't see how booing our players will help now or in future. At least when they return give them a chance first.

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12-24-2011, 07:33 PM
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Guys, I'm serious about this. I can't do anything but I think you guys can. And by the way, Yes I'd love a top 5 pick, but in the meanwhile let's cheer on the Habs. Even if we lose, at least the Habs players will know we have their back.

We have no choice. We are Habs fans. I think times are dark, but I will never ever stop loving the Habs.

You know what? It would be cool if real Habs fans, who know how tough it is now for these guys, came out on Jan 4 and gave them a big cheer. Yes, I'm pissed at Cammy and others, but man, that would be cool. It's exactly the opposite of what the players will expect.

Sadly I think it will not happen though. I wish it would, it would pick the team up. It's Hockey, it's a game of spirit. We could give these guys some spirit by giving them an ovation when they get back. Do they deserve it? No. But let's cheer them as Habs fans. Let's show them support.

I'm a long way away, I can't go to the game. Maybe you guys could organize one small section of the Bell that shows total support to our guys on the 4th. I think it would help the guys big time right now.

This would show our class as Habs fans.

I leave it to you guys. Get on twitter, tell Mike Boone. Get 5000 people at the bell to give them a big cheer of support when they get back. Man, That would touch our players, and tell them they are in a great hockey city, not a **** one.

We can't help the guys on the ice, but we can damn well tell them we are behind them.

It's the last thing we want to do, we're pissed off, fair enough. But I think it would be classy and brilliant. Anyone up for organizing this?
I'm 100% behind you. As LyricalLyricist said, we're cheering the players, not the management. I've been a fan for 44 years and want to show the guys on the ice I'm behind them. I'll be at the New Years game in Florida and plan to make a sign. Maybe something like, "Our hearts are with you. Keep your heart in the game and we'll call it even"

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The OP is right. Be a fan and cheer. You might be surprised by what they can achieve. If your fandom is only present if you have a stacked team that is favoured to win then you, as a fan have less heart than the team right now. Obviously our tradition is one of winning and many of you undervalue our ECF appearance, but celebrate our '93 Cup as if it wasn't based on great goaltending and timely goals. Be a fan. Cheer.

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We don't have to cheer, but were aloud to rebuild, this might be a good thing, 18 years of the same has done nothing!!!

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It will be a truly dark day when the fans turn on this team and start booing them or not giving them support at least at home (btw, sommmmetimes booing the PP I consider a little help). The previous time (mocking Price) was atrocious and as bad as things are and were, it does our history a diservice. Change will come, don't worry, either with the people we have in terms of success or this oft-heralded rebuild. I'm still going to wear my jersey (in Leaf country) and keep my flag up. If they suck, they suck, that's it, but I'm still going to hope that they do better and my feeling is that things will move in a more positive direction from here on. It's tough being a fan sometimes, but it's worth it. We don't need a rebuild and nobody who really cares about watching the Habs game in and game out is going to tolerate a couple of years or more of failure. If you can get by with the Als and the Impact and whatever non-MTL teams you follow, I can see why you would accept that, but I can't. It's not about a quick band-aid solution, this is not the mid-late 90s. We are not far away from success and for a lot of this team it's psychological. Tanking... It's just not the way we do things. Management change, fine, whatever. A trade, ok if it helps us. I think the fans supporting the team have a HUGE hand in this. We're the team's best weapon and deadliest foe.

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It will be a truly dark day when the fans turn on this team and start booing them or not giving them support at least at home (btw, sommmmetimes booing the PP I consider a little help). The previous time (mocking Price) was atrocious and as bad as things are and were, it does our history a diservice. Change will come, don't worry, either with the people we have in terms of success or this oft-heralded rebuild. I'm still going to wear my jersey (in Leaf country) and keep my flag up. If they suck, they suck, that's it, but I'm still going to hope that they do better and my feeling is that things will move in a more positive direction from here on. It's tough being a fan sometimes, but it's worth it. We don't need a rebuild and nobody who really cares about watching the Habs game in and game out is going to tolerate a couple of years or more of failure. If you can get by with the Als and the Impact and whatever non-MTL teams you follow, I can see why you would accept that, but I can't. It's not about a quick band-aid solution, this is not the mid-late 90s. We are not far away from success and for a lot of this team it's psychological. Tanking... It's just not the way we do things. Management change, fine, whatever. A trade, ok if it helps us. I think the fans supporting the team have a HUGE hand in this. We're the team's best weapon and deadliest foe.
I'm putting this on my game poster. Every word. And I'm bringing eight of my cousins to help me carry it.

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Yeah , let's cheer for the team to have a nice little 2nd half of the season so we can get bounced in the 1st round , have a average draft pick , draft a david fisher or louis leblanc and continue the very successful way this team has been doing for the last 20 years

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Class and habs fans..I appreciate the attitude, but come back down to reality, there is not much class about most habs fans.

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I agree with the OP. It couldn't hurt. Lord knows a lot of the guys aren't likely feel good about themselves this holiday.

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Class and habs fans..I appreciate the attitude, but come back down to reality, there is not much class about most habs fans.
What does this mean? I have no idea what kind of a fan you are or what kind of fan you hang out with, but the Habs fans I know are loyal, smart and are graceful when they win and lose.

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I agree with the OP. It couldn't hurt. Lord knows a lot of the guys aren't likely feel good about themselves this holiday.
Huuuh , pooooor them...

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Yeah , let's cheer for the team to have a nice little 2nd half of the season so we can get bounced in the 1st round , have a average draft pick , draft a david fisher or louis leblanc and continue the very successful way this team has been doing for the last 20 years
You miss the point. Management needs to make changes. There's a lot of guys on this team who play to win, cheer them. Boo management. AT LEAST when they return after road trip give them a chance to prove themselves and show a good effort. I think it's only fair you don't come off the gate booing.

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Class and habs fans..I appreciate the attitude, but come back down to reality, there is not much class about most habs fans.
I wouldn't say 'most' but a lot of the fanbase is very immature.

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What player would want to go to the net and take a Chara crosscheck to the face/neck or a Pronger slash for fans like ours?

I would not want to play for such an ungrateful and rude fan base as in Montreal.

Go elsewhere young Hab players...

Play for Nashville where people cheer you on regardless... instead of stomping on your head when you are in your darkest times and greatest moments of need.

ps. Merry Christmas

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I have decided to pull out of season ticket waitlist this year with a clear letter telling them that I do not appreciate their product on the ice, thus making me pull out.

Until they turn it around, I'm not going to follow this team like I did in the last 5 years (which to me were pretty exciting). I'm only 19, these last years were probably the best I remember.

Now, screw this.

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I have decided to pull out of season ticket waitlist this year with a clear letter telling them that I do not appreciate their product on the ice, thus making me pull out.

Until they turn it around, I'm not going to follow this team like I did in the last 5 years (which to me were pretty exciting). I'm only 19, these last years were probably the best I remember.

Now, screw this.
We need some new blood, fresh ideas. management has been the same for the past 8 years and its been an Ok record. However this season has been a disaster. I remember one year they missed the playoffs and raised my ticket prices. I wrote them a nice letter as well

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This is a conflicting time among Habs fans.

And the reason for this is that we really do not trust our upper management or ownership to make the right decisions.

Montreal is STARVING for a strong competitive team that has top notch talent like Detroit or Pittsburgh or Chicago. Instead, we have cast offs from other teams and bloated salaries for underperformers mixed in with some players with real heart.

We had a lifeless coach who did nothing to inspire this team or change his tactics to suit his personnel. He is gone only to be replaced by a coach with the same tactics and belief system.

We have a GM who did little to nothing to change this team over the summer when he had many opportunities to do so. Instead, he brought in unproven talent to go along with our bloated salaries. He made a panic move in Kaberle and his bloated salary which will hamstring this team for two more years.

Some people feel that the only way we will get out of this mess is to have a complete meltdown where ownership will be forced to aim higher regarding management and coaching. Because sometimes the only way an owner will listen to fans is through his loss of revenue.

Does that make that type of fan evil or wrong? No. Does it make those fans feel great or right about their feelings? No.

Tough times in Montreal. Only one person can change it and that is Molson.

I live a long way from Montreal. Having said that, if I lived in Montreal, I would be very averse to going to the Bell Centre and cheering on and spending hundreds of dollars for what Gauthier/Martin have given us. It is not a sign of disrespect for the players. It is a sign of distrust in management.

Love the game, love the team, hate the leadership.

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I have decided to pull out of season ticket waitlist this year with a clear letter telling them that I do not appreciate their product on the ice, thus making me pull out.

Until they turn it around, I'm not going to follow this team like I did in the last 5 years (which to me were pretty exciting). I'm only 19, these last years were probably the best I remember.

Now, screw this.
By the time you got season tickets there would be a new product on the ice.

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This is a conflicting time among Habs fans.

And the reason for this is that we really do not trust our upper management or ownership to make the right decisions.

Montreal is STARVING for a strong competitive team that has top notch talent like Detroit or Pittsburgh or Chicago. Instead, we have cast offs from other teams and bloated salaries for underperformers mixed in with some players with real heart.

We had a lifeless coach who did nothing to inspire this team or change his tactics to suit his personnel. He is gone only to be replaced by a coach with the same tactics and belief system.

We have a GM who did little to nothing to change this team over the summer when he had many opportunities to do so. Instead, he brought in unproven talent to go along with our bloated salaries. He made a panic move in Kaberle and his bloated salary which will hamstring this team for two more years.

Some people feel that the only way we will get out of this mess is to have a complete meltdown where ownership will be forced to aim higher regarding management and coaching. Because sometimes the only way an owner will listen to fans is through his loss of revenue.

Does that make that type of fan evil or wrong? No. Does it make those fans feel great or right about their feelings? No.

Tough times in Montreal. Only one person can change it and that is Molson.

I live a long way from Montreal. Having said that, if I lived in Montreal, I would be very averse to going to the Bell Centre and cheering on and spending hundreds of dollars for what Gauthier/Martin have given us. It is not a sign of disrespect for the players. It is a sign of distrust in management.

Love the game, love the players, hate the leadership.
I consider it this way:

If you don't go, it hurts the owners. If you do go and boo, it hurts the players.

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I consider it this way:

If you don't go, it hurts the owners. If you do go and boo, it hurts the players.
I agree 100%. No way should the fans in Montreal boo the players. That is idiocy.

If they could put up on the big screen "Now is your chance to either cheer or boo management", that would be a great opportunity for fans to be heard.

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