Montreal Canadiens Coach Snubs Rookie Reporter

We no longer live in a world where fedora-wearing reporters, pencils and pads in hand, try to get a few words out of a coach in his office after a game. Teams have elaborate media rooms set up with lights, cameras and branding and advertising galore. This age of instant information just makes stubborn orContinue reading “Montreal Canadiens Coach Snubs Rookie Reporter”

Adieu Jean Béliveau

Legendary Montreal Canadiens hockey great Jean Béliveau passed away late last week. Since then tributes have poured in from far and wide. Few public figures, even those much loved, are totally free of a bit of negativity murmured at their passing. Yet Béliveau seems to have accomplished precisely that. I was downtown yesterday and madeContinue reading “Adieu Jean Béliveau”

Hockey Legend Jean Béliveau Has Passed Away … Merci Le Gros Bill

Merci Le Gros Bill ….   DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit ofContinue reading “Hockey Legend Jean Béliveau Has Passed Away … Merci Le Gros Bill”

Hockey and an Inter-Generational Linguistic Oddity

… the oldest talked about the days when kids used department store catalogs for shin pads and frozen horse manure – road apples – for pucks … A few years ago at a family gathering, being good Canadian folks, the topic of hockey traditions came up. There were three generations present, the oldest talked aboutContinue reading “Hockey and an Inter-Generational Linguistic Oddity”

Hockey Night in Canada: Rogers, Strombo and Decoder Rings

The new era has begun: communications giant Rogers has started it’s 12-year odyssey as Canada’s broadcaster of NHL hockey.  Out with some old, in with some new. It’s early days yet, but already there are changes aplenty for hockey fans to digest. Some interesting additions include a “Sky-Cam” which resembles the NFL’s up-field play-following angle.Continue reading “Hockey Night in Canada: Rogers, Strombo and Decoder Rings”

Dear Washington Nationals Fans

Dear Washington Nationals Fans, Let me start by congratulating you, and of course the Nationals, for a great season; I wish you the very best of luck in the postseason. I hope you understand that I, as a Montrealer, share a little bit of your pride and excitement. Mind you there is still hurt andContinue reading “Dear Washington Nationals Fans”

Audio Link To DCMontreal CJAD Interview

Here’s a link to my interview on CJAD News 800 Montreal regarding the changing fan-base  of the Montreal Canadiens. I think it’s OK, not too bad, acceptable? I hope you can give it a listen! DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this andContinue reading “Audio Link To DCMontreal CJAD Interview”

DCMontreal In Print And On Radio: Analysis of Changing Habs Fans

In today’s The Gazette I have been fortunate enough to have my submission selected as the Letter of the Week. The letter, about the changing fan-base of the Montreal Canadiens, is below.  I will be interviewed by Aaron Rand on Montreal’s CJAD 800 radio this evening at 6:35 EDT (22:35 GMT).  I hope you canContinue reading “DCMontreal In Print And On Radio: Analysis of Changing Habs Fans”

Canadiens Coach Therrien Takes Big Gamble

If the young replacement comes through and gets a couple of wins in New York and ties the series, Therrien will look like a hockey wizard. If he continues to be merely average the coach will forever be questioned and second guessed for not starting his back-up in game three. If you are following theContinue reading “Canadiens Coach Therrien Takes Big Gamble”

It Was Clearly NBC’s Fault!

… but true Habs fans know the real culprit is NBC Sports and their 1:00 start time. Deep breaths … nice and easy; game one of the NHL’s Eastern Conference Final was just a blip on the radar. It’s over and done with, finito, history, forgotten … well, almost. The 7-2 drubbing my Montreal CanadiensContinue reading “It Was Clearly NBC’s Fault!”