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05-05-2008, 03:46 PM
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How did you guys become Habs fans?

How did it all start for you?

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05-05-2008, 03:48 PM
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Born in Montreal and the CH was everywhere, it was more recognizable to me than the McDonalds golden arch logo. I became a fan as a little kid during the 89 cup run and have been loyal ever since.

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05-05-2008, 03:50 PM
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the CH was everywhere, it was more recognizable to me than the McDonalds golden arch logo.
That is NOT an overstatement.

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05-05-2008, 03:51 PM
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I was just born this way.

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I was born in New Brunswick, the son of a Red Wings fan, so I had no natural allegiance.

As a very small child, my first NHL memory is going to see a Leafs game, against the Minnesota North Stars and a young guy named Damphousse lined up with his back to me on left wing. I remember being very impressed that his name stretched down his arms.

He became my favorite player.

Still quite young, I became an Oiler fan when he went out West.

Then he went to Montreal, and I became a Montreal fan. They won the Cup soon after, that sealed the deal.

Of course, by the time he left, I was fully indoctrinated for life.

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I went to my first game when I was 9 and I'll never forget hearing the crowd for the first time and experiencing the thrill of the game..and it just went from there. I grew up a hockey fan but it only started getting "serious" when I went to my first game.

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My father.

1992 was the first year I watched hockey at 5 years old.

Kirk Muller was my favourite player.

I went to a game early in 1993 and met Patrice Brisebois, he became my favourite with Muller.

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Some of my family grew up Habs fans. But, i'm really the only true Habs fan left in the family. My mom doesn't care about sports anymore, one of my uncle's says he hasn't watched the Habs since they won the Cup in '93 and my other uncle said he only follows it every now and then.

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I went to my first game when I was 9 and I'll never forget hearing the crowd for the first time and experiencing the thrill of the game..and it just went from there. I grew up a hockey fan but it only started getting "serious" when I went to my first game.
Who was it against? Mine was against the Quebec Nordiques when they had Joe Sakic wearing number 88, I don't remember the score, but we won.

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I watched a 6-6 tie of Montreal - Anaheim where Pat Jablonski came in to replace Thibault

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My father.

1992 was the first year I watched hockey at 5 years old.

Kirk Muller was my favourite player.

I went to a game early in 1993 and met Patrice Brisebois, he became my favourite with Muller.
I was wondering all this time how you had such a big crush on Brisebois...

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I remember watching the Habs in the late 70's and just fell in love.....
The rest is history.

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I watched a 6-6 tie of Montreal - Anaheim where Pat Jablonski came in to replace Thibault
LOL, that's the game where Brisebois got booed when the PA announced his name after getting an assist. I remember TSN interviewed him about the booing and he was crying.

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05-05-2008, 04:04 PM
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Who was it against? Mine was against the Quebec Nordiques when they had Joe Sakic wearing number 88, I don't remember the score, but we won.
Bruins! We lost. Probably why I still can't stand them to this day haha

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I'm surprised to see that you guys are real fans

I thought that you started loving this team because of this year's success

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I'm surprised to see that you guys are real fans

I thought that you started loving this team because of this year's success
Were not like the "suddenly Sens fans" of the late 90's.

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I'm surprised to see that you guys are real fans

I thought that you started loving this team because of this year's success
Are you serious? Look at the huge amount of Habs fans...the majority of them didn't become fans just because of this season.

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My stepfather used to watch hockey every Saturday night. I was really young, it was around the time they won the cup so I was about 8. I don't remember details but I remember Patrick Roy and my mom buying me a Canadiens hat & towel for christmas. They were always my favorite team but I didn't start to follow it closely until I met my bf who is a diehard fan.

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I'm surprised to see that you guys are real fans

I thought that you started loving this team because of this year's success
The Habs are more then just a team to a lot of us. They are part of our history, our culture and represent our city in so many ways.

Most of us are die-hard fans that fell in love with this team as early as we can remember. When I was a kid (i'm still only 28 mind you) on game night, I remember I could watch the first period, but then it was my bed time. (8:30pm) My dad used to come into my room about 10:00pm and he'd leave a little note on my night table with the final score. When I woke up later that night...I was either happy or sad depending on the score.

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I was born in the summer of 86...and was parked in front of the tv for every habs game since (I was in a high chair watching the habs with my dad on TQS).

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It's almost like being born into a religion, except some may call it hockey and rooting for the Habs.

I really started to follow the Habs in detail due to # 24...Lyle Odelein. That guy was the definition of fearless. Less than 6 feet but would drop the gloves with anybody. He played every shift with a smile on his face and as a young boy, hearing his distinct Saskatchewan accent was pretty neat. Seeing him hoist the cup in 93 was phenomenal, his hat trick against St Louis, his 5 assist performance against Hartford tied a Doug Harvey record, when he got traded to Jersey it took a while for me to get over it even if it was for Stephane Richer. He also had a badass Habs tattoo.

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Born and raised in Montreal so it really was never an option to be a fan of another team. My parents don't like sports so it had everything to do with me watching games as a kid with my brother and going to games with my grandfather who had season tickets. Now I have those season tickets and have been a fan of the habs as long as I can remember.

My first love was the Expos and baseball in general though.

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Father was a Habs fan. Mother was a Leafs fan...The choice was obvious.

I remember watching Roy win his first cup...I was 5 or 6 years old...Pretty sure I've been a fan ever since.

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