By Not Saying Much, Geoff Molson Said a Lot

Ah Montreal, never change. Fans will be fans, reporters, journalists and sensationalists will continue in their own paths, and not even a pandemic like COVID-19 will change that. You see, to some, nothing is bigger than the Montreal Canadiens. Some even go as far as saying that it’s a religion and call the team the ‘Sainte-Flanelle’. Doesn’t it seem sometimes that some comments directed towards Canadiens’ General Manager Marc Bergevin or other hockey public figures are way over the top, as if they had done something to them personally, maliciously? Doesn’t it seem sometimes like people have nothing better to think about or do than be ticked off at anything and everything about the Habs or hockey in general? Oh I get it, it’s a passion. Let’s face it though: we’re all passionate about it.

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Fans and Media Frustration: Is It Justified?

There are many ways to qualify fans of the Montreal Canadiens. Some are great, others well… not so much. The most often used are: relentless, bipolar, knowledgeable (although most times self-proclaimed), fearsed, loud, annoying, caring, loving, loyal, true… unfortunately, two more have popped up in recent years: Subbanistas (referring to fans mad at the organisation for trading fan favourite P.K. Subban) and fanboys (often used by the last group to describe fans supporting the organisation in their actions). Last but not least is passionate and all share that qualificative.

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