title stipulates like/respect.. not love lol. i've been a habs fan all my life. win or lose, all those hard years, never jumped the wagon, so much heartache, so much excitement. that said, i love hockey, in general. its the greatest sport. period.
i've lived long enough and endured enough to say that i'm just completely tired of hate, in hockey, in life.
of course this is our team. we want to win, we want our guys to succeed and shine, and do well. however, you are only as good as your opponent. they make you better, they elevate your game.
lots of guys on boston that aggravate me. even the ones i like/respect. but like our best players, they do what they have to do to win. let's not be hypocritical. it is what it is. at the end of the day, we want it all, we want to win. but, it doesn't mean we have to sacrifice civility and respect for the game. we are better than that. that's what makes us canadiens.
1. Bergeron- complete warrior, wins faceoffs, can be a checking centre or scoring centre, plays the PK and PP, came back from a career ending injury, will always put his hand up to represent Canada whether it junior, world championships or olympics.
I wouldn't say Thomas, nice story but he doesn't like P.K( Bruins board has a "new article" thread about it" but heres mine
1. Krejci -He's Czech and plays with Pleks.
2.Tuuka- he doesn'y do anything against us so how could you hate him(except his temper tantrums )
3.Bergeron- skill player that doesn't chirp( as much as Marchand, Lucic, etc.) and he's from Quebec
A guy I work with has a son who plays hockey. I think he's 12 or so. During the summer, McQuaid was on the ice before their practice started. His son and a couple of players went out on the ice with him and he took the time to stay and teach them some defense and give them advice.
That same co-worker's wife is friends with McQuaid's aunt and went with her to the ACC to see them play the Leafs. She met with some of the Bruins afterward and said that McQuaid is very shy and humble. She also had her pic taken with Chara and said he was the nicest one of them all. He took the time to speak to all the fans that were there.
I hate them with a passion on the ice, but most of them are very nice people