In Montreal they leave you alone if you have a heart and you're not a wuss, that's why Steve Begin was so popular. And i've always played hockey that way because I know what it means to wear that jersey and I would bleed for it. Somebody like Ribeiro for instance was poster boy to be hated. He liked to party and was soft as Hell on the ice. All the things that annoys a blue collar environment like Montreal.
Playing for the Habs, you never have a problem if 1. you kill yourself on the ice, 2. you are a superstar.