Montreal Traffic Snarls Could be the Things of Legend

If you have been in Montreal recently or have read this blog post, you are no doubt aware that the city is in the midst of a huge infrastructure replacement project. This is the sort of thing that many cities have to undergo as roads and highways age and crumble. Inconvenient for sure, but necessaryContinue reading “Montreal Traffic Snarls Could be the Things of Legend”

Once Mighty Montreal Canadiens Now Just One of Thirty-One

If you are a sports fan in North America this is a very busy time of year. The baseball races are coming down to the wire. The NFL, CFL and college football are well underway. Hockey has begun preseason games and basketball is just around the corner. Phew! In Montreal, the focus is primarily onContinue reading “Once Mighty Montreal Canadiens Now Just One of Thirty-One”

Montreal Canadiens Eliminated From Playoffs … Next Year!

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 of a sting in the tail! PleaseContinue reading “Montreal Canadiens Eliminated From Playoffs … Next Year!”

Habs’ Great Start Right Up This Alley Cat’s Alley

I keep warning Ferguson that it is still very early in the season. Only six games have been played. Anything can happen between now and next spring, even if the team is off to a great, almost purr-fect, 5-1 start. But he insists on wearing his Montreal Canadiens scarf and sitting in the window!  “ThisContinue reading “Habs’ Great Start Right Up This Alley Cat’s Alley”

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!”

Dear New York Rangers Fans

However if you do run into someone who doesn’t understand you, remember that no matter how loudly or slowly you speak to them in English, it isn’t going to work. Welcome to round three of the 2014 NHL playoffs. Your team’s spirited win over the Pittsburgh Penguins has brought you one step closer to theContinue reading “Dear New York Rangers Fans”

The Montreal Canadiens: Canada’s Team!

The Montreal Canadiens, the only Canadian team to make the NHL playoffs, have advanced to the third round by defeating their longtime rivals the Boston Bruins. No doubt hockey fans across the nation will be rooting for the Habs and wishing them well as they continue in their endeavor to bring the Stanley Cup backContinue reading “The Montreal Canadiens: Canada’s Team!”

The Boston Hockey Fan’s Montreal Map:Irish Pubs, Strip Bars and a Basilica

None of the Canadiens had played at (12:30) since Pee-Wee, and those games comprise three 15-minute periods. No wonder the Habs stopped playing after 45 minutes! Welcome to Montreal Boston hockey fans! So the 34th Bruins/Habs playoff series is all tied up at one game apiece after that sneaky 12:30 start for game two. NoneContinue reading “The Boston Hockey Fan’s Montreal Map:Irish Pubs, Strip Bars and a Basilica”

Boston vs Montreal: Playoff Rivalry Take 34

Any day now, after what seems like a decade-long break, the Montreal Canadiens will begin the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. The long period of downtime was the result of a four-game sweep of their first round opponents, the Tampa Bay Lightning. All teams like a bit of a rest during theContinue reading “Boston vs Montreal: Playoff Rivalry Take 34”

Daily Prompt:If I were a great lover of Puccini, would that make me a Fandom of the Opera?

Today’s Daily Prompt is Fandom. If I were a great lover of Puccini would that make me a Fandom of the Opera? But I digress … Back when I was young, the Montreal Canadiens hockey team was expected to win. It was a foregone conclusion in many Montrealer’s minds that the Canadiens would win. TheContinue reading “Daily Prompt:If I were a great lover of Puccini, would that make me a Fandom of the Opera?”