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07-21-2008, 08:20 AM
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Revisit the old Forum

Nice web site:

http://www.ballparks.phanfare.com/sl...lbum_id=550741

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Nice... thanks for the link... It's a shame that I've never been there for a hockey game...

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Pretty cool, thanks for the link

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I revisited the forum to go see a movie a couple weeks ago. It looked different.

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Wow.... this gave me chills. Each time I visited extended family as a kid I got to see either the Expos or the Canadiens depending on the time of year, so in the end I saw only a dozen games in the Forum.

It was sad when I moved there and the place was an AMC, but the 1st time I went inside and saw the bench and Maurice Richard, I felt "the feeling".... like all the ghosts had come to greet me. Like a little kid again, they ushered me into a seat and I just chilled out for an hour, pretending there was a game on in front of me and that we were handing it to Boston 6-0. As we get older, the times that we get to enjoy that old feeling of young excitement is so few and far between, I was glad even if there was just a bit of history left.

Many thanks for this link, my family will enjoy it immensely.

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Thanks for the link,
I loled to all cigarettes adds (players, du maurier)

also the board malfunctionning writing les canadie

great hockey place...

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07-21-2008, 11:07 AM
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what was the capacity when these pics were taken inside the rink?

it looks so steep that everyone has an awesome view. one tier rinks are awesome!

i think modern arenas suffer for atmosphere due to the fact they are not steep enough and have 2 tiers.

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07-21-2008, 11:11 AM
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I revisited the forum to go see a movie a couple weeks ago. It looked different.
I've stood outside, but I couldn't bring myself to go inside to see all the renovations. I have so many good memories from watching the Habs play at the Forum. I just don't want to ruin them in anyway by seeing what has happened.

Thanks OP, this was a wonderful trip down memory lane.

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07-21-2008, 11:20 AM
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dont you think there is a curse of the forum.Last time we won the cup was in the forum now at the Bell center we cant win

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dont you think there is a curse of the forum.Last time we won the cup was in the forum now at the Bell center we cant win
Yeah and the curse's name was Rejean Houle. Since he's gone I predict lots of Cups in the Habs future.

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Nice link, thanks. Great song too, Distant Early Warning by RUSH

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Yeah and the curse's name was Rejean Houle. Since he's gone I predict lots of Cups in the Habs future.

Actually, I think the curse is the fact that the team sold the Stanley Cup banners - the Habs need to buy them back.

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Sucks that I could not see a game there when I could. Mind u, I was like 12 when it closed down .

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dont you think there is a curse of the forum.Last time we won the cup was in the forum now at the Bell center we cant win
I was furious when they first destroyed the Forum, but the Bell Centre is just as fun imo. We just need to win a Cup now.

Awesome link. I've been waiting for something like that. I'd like to see more photos of the interior mezzanine and behind the rafters.

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You can see a lot of stadiums on his site including the Maple Leaf Gardens: http://www.ballparks.phanfare.com/al...geID=-36525972

So much misery here j/k! It's still very awe inspiring.

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thanks for the link.

i only got to see one game at the famous forum.

a 5-1 win over the Senators.
I was 3 rows from the top. i remember the guy in front of me kept screaming SAKUUUU everytime Koivu touched the puck

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Gave me goosebumps, man I miss that place!

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That was pretty epic.

So it's a movie complex now? I might have to go watch a movie sometime. Sadly, I was never able to watch a game there.

Maybe they'll put game 5 against the Kings up on the projection for old time sake

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It is a movie complex, they kept a section of seats inside and a whole bunch of memorabilia, but the ghosts are gone... I dont get this overwhelming feeling of something greater than I in that building anymore, it's feels just the same as going to any old movie theatre and it really makes me sad.

This makes me wonder if I still have the closing ceremony on tape, I'm pretty sutre my dad still has it stashed somewhere in his living room.

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I went there this weekend. I appreciate that they kept the building standing, but it's sad to know that the greatest building in the history of the sport is now being used as a Future Shop, souvenir stand, movie theatre and bowling alley. There's a few neat museum pieces inside, a Rocket statue, some original seats and a lot of good photographs. It definitely doesn't feel as special as it should anymore, though.

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Montreal Forum - Awesome Site

opps sorry guys, thanks for the link marc


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you are about 20 hours late

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already a thread on it.... and before we give props to mister jaggers... i think marc 1337 gets some respect.

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Nice... thanks for the link... It's a shame that I've never been there for a hockey game...
Got to see a few games there when I was in High School in the 80s. Friend and I took multiple trips up there!!! I miss that place..the noise it produced was out of this world.

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thanks for the link.

i only got to see one game at the famous forum.

a 5-1 win over the Senators.
I was 3 rows from the top. i remember the guy in front of me kept screaming SAKUUUU everytime Koivu touched the puck
Must have been me!


the only thing i get to cheer when i see a game now, is "Louuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu"


ah being drunk and in vancouver

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