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”

ManU Fires Manager After Just Ten Months

Manchester United just fired their manager after only ten months in the position. The fact that the club is having its worst year since 1975 is the reason. Period. David Moyes, who was tasked with the impossible chore of filling the shoes of the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm of the team, cameContinue reading “ManU Fires Manager After Just Ten Months”

The Stanley Cup Ventures South of the Border

While it feels like it’s been much longer, it has been 20 years since a Canadian team won the Stanley Cup. The Montreal Canadiens 1993 cup win was the last by a team from north of the 49th parallel – and it looks like it may be up to them to break the streak, asContinue reading “The Stanley Cup Ventures South of the Border”

Eugenie Bouchard: A Ray of Sunshine in the Cranky Season

People sure are cranky here these days. Maybe it’s because the temperature is well below zero and the wind is whipping it around making it feel even colder. Or perhaps it’s just the January blahs – no money after the holidays and no spring in sight – then again it could be the fact theContinue reading “Eugenie Bouchard: A Ray of Sunshine in the Cranky Season”

Ground Hog Day: Patrick Roy to Colorado … again?!?

If the rumors are true, former Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche goaltender Patrick Roy will soon be introduced as the new head coach of the Avalanche. It seems it’s just a matter of crossing Ts and dotting Is. For some long-suffering Canadiens fans this is a wee bit like Ground Hog Day. For some long-suffering Canadiens fans this is aContinue reading “Ground Hog Day: Patrick Roy to Colorado … again?!?”

Letter to Toronto Maple Leafs fans from Montreal

Dear Maple Leafs fans, It’s been a few days now since your heartbreaking loss at the hands of the dastardly Boston Bruins. While, given the circumstances of the Leafs late collapse in game seven, no words can make the hurt go away, one question may ease things a little. Did you really want to winContinue reading “Letter to Toronto Maple Leafs fans from Montreal”

Bits & pieces featuring a message in a bottle, Montreal oddities including mystery tiles, Toe Blake, Simon Bolivar and José de San Martín

Some bits and pieces from here and there today. I wonder if the band The Police will kick-in when Tourism Ireland  flies to Ireland the two Quebec women, Charlaine Dalpé and Claudia Garneau who floated a message in a bottle in 2008 that a young Irish lad found this week. Every time I hear the storyContinue reading “Bits & pieces featuring a message in a bottle, Montreal oddities including mystery tiles, Toe Blake, Simon Bolivar and José de San Martín”