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05-17-2010, 12:43 PM
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Where are all the Habs fan in Philly?

Hello all

As I was sitting in the crowd, proudly wearing my Habs shirt on at the Wachovia Center and watching my Habs get pummeled by the Flyers and their obnoxious crowd, I was surprised to notice the lack of red jerseys in the arena. Montreal hasn't reached the 3rd round since 1993, so I was expecting a bunchload of die-hard Habs fans to make the trip to Philly to support their beloved team. In addition, the game was on a Sunday, which could have enable people to make the trip during the weekend.

Also, it's not like tickets were hard to get. There was plenty of good seats available, as the game wasn't even sold out. And it's not like we are playing Atlanta, it's Philly which is only a 7 hour drive. I saw several hundreds of Habs fan back on April 2, when we won 1-0 against the flyers during a REGULAR SEASON GAME. Cmon this is the playoffs!

So where are you Habs fans? I hope I see more red on Tuesday night

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Pronger ate them all...

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At the game, duh. Didn't you hear them chanting "Ole Ole"?

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Well at least Philly has succeeded in dissuading fans from talking over their arena...albeit through intimidation and violence

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Well at least Philly has succeeded in dissuading fans from talking over their arena...albeit through intimidation and violence
fan violence?? really!! after the habs won the pens series the fans nearly turned Montreal upside down with 32 arrest.

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I guess that the local Flyers fans went there in droves, and none were willing to scalp tickets to Habs fans.

It's more about the strength of the Flyer fanbase than any issue with the Habs fanbase.

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fan violence?? really!! after the habs won the pens series the fans nearly turned Montreal upside down with 32 arrest.
Meh. That was more in celebratory heat rather than hostility to opposing fanbase. Philly or Boston comes here wearing their jersey and they're not harrassed further than a good ol ribbing. You go in their rink in Habs gear and you fear for your safety, though Philly/Boston pride themselves with that sort of stuff. Broad Street Bullies right?

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Meh. That was more in celebratory heat rather than hostility to opposing fanbase. Philly or Boston comes here wearing their jersey and they're not harrassed further than a good ol ribbing. You go in their rink in Habs gear and you fear for your safety, though Philly/Boston pride themselves with that sort of stuff. Broad Street Bullies right?
Two seasons ago my friend went there and people spat on their jerseys and stuff.

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Two seasons ago my friend went there and people spat on their jerseys and stuff.
Heard some ****ed up stories as well. You'd very very rarely see that kind of behaviour here as rowdy as we get, we're pretty tamed. Like I said though, the whole intimidation is a culture thing. Wtv floats their boat...

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The Flyer fans are filth. I am still trying to get tickets, but I'm not bringing my girlfriend like I usually do.

There's a reason people from around here call Philly the ******* of America.

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i wonder how many of the flyers fans will be up here for the game on saturday

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fan violence?? really!! after the habs won the pens series the fans nearly turned Montreal upside down with 32 arrest.
lol
Breaking 3 stores=turning Montreal upside down?

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Also, it's not like tickets were hard to get. There was plenty of good seats available, as the game wasn't even sold out.
Wrong:
Attendance: 19,927 (102.2% full)

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The Flyer fans are filth. I am still trying to get tickets, but I'm not bringing my girlfriend like I usually do.

There's a reason people from around here call Philly the ******* of America.
Just like they call New Jersey "the Armpit of America?"

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Just like they call New Jersey "the Armpit of America?"
Yeah, kind of like that.

I don't know if that was supposed to offend me or something. I don't want to be here.

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Flyers fans are proud fans who wont let the invader take their arena using violent/old skool/vintage techniques.

Long live to Flyers Fans.

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Here is your typical Philly fan (and your answer):

http://mlb.fanhouse.com/2010/04/16/t...r-philly-fans/


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That guy got his ass beat, as you can see.

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That guy got his ass beat, as you can see.
yep, but by the father of the daughters. Not by fans of Philly. But anyway, there are plenty of nice stories in that article.

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Wrong:
Attendance: 19,927 (102.2% full)
That's what they want you to think. There were so many empty seats for a playoff game. I logged to the Wachovia ticket sale website couple hours before the game and there were so many seats available.

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yep, but by the father of the daughters. Not by fans of Philly. But anyway, there are plenty of nice stories in that article.
I don't think it says how he got the black eye. I'm pretty sure it would have been by the police given he was also likely yanked and there were no charges against the dad who got to remain there the rest of the game. Nice of the other fans to do what they did, however. I think it's a case of there being some classy fans (clearly the city would crumble if everyone acted like that) and there being a lot of douches. A lot. Like the column said, it goes beyond just coincidence. I truly hope we don't try to retaliate. Just win.

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Read the thread title. Read your post. Judging by the fact that you are a Habs fan - you were there. Yes, there was ONE Habs FAN at the game - and it was you. Congratulations!

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That's what they want you to think. There were so many empty seats for a playoff game. I logged to the Wachovia ticket sale website couple hours before the game and there were so many seats available.
19927 was turnstile counted attendance, my friend. No "wanting you to think about it" at all.

The official sellout number is 19512

Extra tickets are offered to suite holders, "standing only" in the Club Boxes, etc for playoffs.

In the 97 cup finals there were attendance numbers over 20,000.

You saw empty seats ... there is no requirement that attendees sew themselves to the seat for the entire game.

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