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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When the Habs Just Can't Win

It’s been a while. It’s been a long time actually. As a matter of fact, this will be the 27th anniversary of the Canadiens’ last Stanley Cup. The fact that they are the last Canadian team to win the Holy Grail does very little to the fan who wasn’t born or was too young to remember when current Habs’ assistant-coach Kirk Muller lifted the Cup over his head as a player, wearing Brendan Gallagher‘s number 11. Some of us were spoiled, having lived through several Habs’ Stanley Cup wins over the years. I was alive for 10 of them myself and while I mostly recall the ones from the 70’s onward, I still cherish the memories. But many can’t do that.

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