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09-27-2011, 05:27 PM
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You need to buy the jersey and then head to the airport the day of the game and catch them there. My friend works at the airport and people do it all the time. You're in TO and the first game is in TO.

EDIT: Scratch that! Ottawa! You can just come here and do it!

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Hmmm well that's too bad. I think I'll just email them to see what they have to say.

And HA... Actually, I live in Ottawa.
Well Montreal is just next door then, but I'm not sure just how much you care about your brother in law's gift

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You're both right, it's not that far of a drive at all. So airport eh? That sounds kinda reasonable. I'd have to be pretty bang on with my dates and times though so as to not waste a trip.... hate to make a 2hr drive and then miss them lol.

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09-27-2011, 05:41 PM
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Go to their Brossard training facility and wait in the parking lot. I've seen quite a few autograph hounds there in the past, but not so many that the players would just sign a couple of things and leave.

Considering you live in Ottawa, best thing to do would be to find a Saturday or Sunday that they'll be there (media can usually be helpful in determining that) and then come on over.

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09-27-2011, 05:44 PM
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I got this off the website: *Note that if you are sending items to be autographed by players, you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope. The team cannot be held responsible for the loss of any items sent in the mail. It is therefore recommended that you send a player card or photo, rather than items of significant value (i.e. hats, jerseys, flags, etc. will not be accepted due to their value). As well, please do note send an item for multiple players in a single envelope. Due to the high volume of autograph requests, the team cannot guarantee when your item will be returned.



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Go to their Brossard training facility and wait in the parking lot. I've seen quite a few autograph hounds there in the past, but not so many that the players would just sign a couple of things and leave.

Considering you live in Ottawa, best thing to do would be to find a Saturday or Sunday that they'll be there (media can usually be helpful in determining that) and then come on over.
Awesome, thanks for the info!


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09-27-2011, 05:54 PM
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Brossard training facility = home run idea. Never even thought of it lol. Just thought of the other thing cause of my friend.

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Or you could do like me get them while they're ahlers lol

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hey guys, I'm coming to montreal for a weekend in november for a game, just wondering how far in advance i should make reservations for le garde manger, I watch chuck hughes show way too much to not check it out, but i know its hard to get into, any information would be much appreciated !
If you know the date already, what are you waiting for? Not like you have to pay in advance anyway.

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Hey how come there's no hot dog stands in Montreal but in Toronto and other Canadian cities, they're all over the place. What gives?

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Hey how come there's no hot dog stands in Montreal but in Toronto and other Canadian cities, they're all over the place. What gives?
Montreal has very tough restaurant laws, you are not allow to sell food without a sink & bathroom. The trick is there are tiny hot-dog spots every block on Ste-Catherine street, were very clean people.

Think about it, that guy is selling dogs all afternoon in hot sun & not washing his hands, our City is great about the little things,

Our food is the best in North America, we tale it serious!


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Montreal has very tough restaurant laws, you are not allow to sell food without a sink & bathroom. The trick is there are tiny hot-dog spots every block on Ste-Catherine street, were very clean people.

Think about it, that guy is selling dogs all afternoon in hot sun & not washing his hands, our City is great about the little things,

Our food is the best in North America, we tale it serious!
there is a movement to have those laws changed but of course the city doesn't want to hear it...

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there is a movement to have those laws changed but of course the city doesn't want to hear it...
I think it's fine the way it is, no shortage of restaurants, La Belle Province is all over all blocks anyway.

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one of the disapointings about montreal - no hot dog stands and plus unfriendly yuppy ppl all over the place.

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So, I just booked our hotel for the weekend of the 19th when the Rangers are in town. I did it through Hotwire and got the Gouverneur Place Dupuis. Have any of you heard of the hotel? I read the reviews online, and seems like it's in a bad part of town. All the reviews suggest that it isn't a 3.5 star like Hotwire has it up for. It's on Saint-Hubert Street. Sooo, anyone have some insight for me?

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10-04-2011, 09:47 AM
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So, I just booked our hotel for the weekend of the 19th when the Rangers are in town. I did it through Hotwire and got the Gouverneur Place Dupuis. Have any of you heard of the hotel? I read the reviews online, and seems like it's in a bad part of town. All the reviews suggest that it isn't a 3.5 star like Hotwire has it up for. It's on Saint-Hubert Street. Sooo, anyone have some insight for me?
Live in Montreal, never been in the Hotel. If you check on Google Maps, you can actually go through the streets by pressing the stickman on the zooming bar.

First off, the park in front of you is home to countless numbers of homeless people/junkies. I'm about 95% sure it is this park. They don't hurt or attack nobody, but it's kind of a sad view you know. Hardly ever walked there, but if they're in the park, some are on the corners of the street or around the spot.

Secondly, your hotel is close to two of the main after-hours in Montreal. Circus and Stereo. If you like House and Trance Music, that's a plus. If you don't really care and don't wanna party all night until morning, I guess the streets could be a little bit more active, but nothing really bad in my opinion.

Third, you've got easy access to the subway system in Montreal. You walk up Berri Street to Berri-Uqam Station, and you can actually hit mostly all of the lines, except the Blue one (doesn't matter if you're here for a hockey game). You can say Berri-Uqam is the main station for the Montreal transit system. Plenty of Night Buses too, if you want to get back home late at night.

Fourth, there's plenty of restaurants and stores all around you. To your East (going up Ste-Catherine), you would reach the 'Gay Neighborhood'. Its center is I believe the Beaudry Metro Station or somewhere close to it, but your hotel is on the outskirts of it. To your Southwest (going down Ste-Catherine), you reach St-Laurent street and even further, Montreal Downtown. St-Laurent Street (starting off on Sherbrooke Street and going North), that's where some of the nightlife occurs, besides Downtown Montreal. I like it, it's not really fancy or anything (you can find fancy spots to eat or dance), but mostly a young adult spot. Same thing goes with Saint-Denis Street, You're not that far as well from the 'Chinatown', located close to (North of) Place d'Armes Metro Station. Maybe a spot to visit and maybe eat there. As well there's the old port South of this metro station, well worth visiting.

Overall, your hotel is in a 'weird' spot in Montreal. If you want a look at the reality of Downtown Montreal Outskirts, it's a great spot. If you want something 'a la wealthy businessman', then change spots. Don't know anything about the hotel or the staff, but that's about what I know about the location of your hotel. You could spend most of the day in the old port or pretty much where you want, since you're close to the Berri-Uqam Metro station.

That's about it... Hope it helps you out and enjoy. You shouldn't have any problems with the people here.


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So, I just booked our hotel for the weekend of the 19th when the Rangers are in town. I did it through Hotwire and got the Gouverneur Place Dupuis. Have any of you heard of the hotel? I read the reviews online, and seems like it's in a bad part of town. All the reviews suggest that it isn't a 3.5 star like Hotwire has it up for. It's on Saint-Hubert Street. Sooo, anyone have some insight for me?
It's not a great area at all. I wouldn't be worried safety wise, though. You're right across the street from the bus station, which is usually not the best part of town in any city.

There's a lot of homelessness and drug dealing in that area and specifically on that street.

However, you don't need to hang out there, and taking a taxi back to your hotel if you're ever out late will basically shield you from any of it. Most anglophone tourists stay in the western part of downtown, while you'll be in the east. It's not far, but it's a very different part of Montreal.

BTW, I should mention that there is an office tower right next to your hotel. And a shopping mall. So especially during the day, it won't seem like you're in a ghetto or anything. If you've got a good deal on the place, and you don't mind seeing the above mentioned activities at night, then you're fine.


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Great reply guys...thanks. And yeah, I read the reviews on Tripadvisors about all the homeless people near the park and everything. As long as they don't bother us, thats fine....not scared of that. I just wanted to be in the middle of all of the action. I'm going with my friend and both of us are 20 and just looking to have a good time and do a bunch of the nightlife stuff along with the game.

Last time I was in MTL 2 years ago, we stayed at the Holiday Inn on Viger in Chinatown. It was a great location. I used Hotwire and did a 3.5 star and got this hotel this time so it's whatever.

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Not really Montreal related but does anyone know which "viger" is best for picking up apples? Looking ideally for a place that doesn't just grow apples but maybe makes ciders/wines/other fruits

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Not really Montreal related but does anyone know which "viger" is best for picking up apples? Looking ideally for a place that doesn't just grow apples but maybe makes ciders/wines/other fruits

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The best places are around Rougemont and Mont St Hilaire

here is one for you

http://www.auxvergerspetit.com/

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Going to montreal in a couple weeks, was wondering wich hotel would be the best stay? Im currently looking at the sheraton, is that one any good?

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Meant to put this in the ticket thread... sorry...

hopefully make it to Montreal on Thursday for the game! Friggen Air Canada


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i stayed at the Delta Montreal when i came for the Draft
Great hotel to stay in

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Coming to town with my brother next week for the Sabres game just for the hell of it.

We're staying at the Best Western a few blocks from the Bell Centre.

Hows the nightlife in Montreal during the week? We'll probably stop in Hurley's on Crescent as that's kind of a family tradition (I have a lot of family who are from Montreal) but are there any places that won't be dead/as dead during the week? Obviously most places will be much more fun on weekends, but that didn't work out for scheduling reasons so we're going to make the best of it.

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Dining/entertainment in Montreal can be really cheap. With the abundance of group discount sites like Groupon (and etc.), some really great deals can be had in the downtown core.

People will check these websites for their own city, but forget how valuable they can be to cities you're visiting as well. I make regular trips to Montreal, and always check them for "deals" in the weeks leading up to my trip. Don't bother subscribing to all of them and getting spammed, just take the time every now and then to check out aggregators, which compile all the daily deal sites together in one place for you. These are good for monitoring the deal sites for Montreal (they generally show the same deals -- it's just a matter of which interface you prefer to use!):

http://www.redflagdeals.com/groupdeals/Montreal

http://groupbuyunited.com/node/4/Montreal

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