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”

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 Montrealerā€™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?”

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”

NHL 2013; a year of halves and Hab-nots

In an effort to have future hockey fans not refer to the 2013 season as the year or the Asterisk, the NHL Board of Governors has done some math and come up with the following solution to this truncated season as it relates to other years. This season all teams played 48 games; a usualContinue reading “NHL 2013; a year of halves and Hab-nots”

Back when I was young: The Montreal Canadiens were expected to win

They say that one of the signs you’re getting old is that you find yourself, more and more often, using phrases such as: When I was a boy/girl, Back when I was young, In my day, When I was a kid. Well, you get the idea. Rather than fight this tendency I’ve decided to embraceContinue reading “Back when I was young: The Montreal Canadiens were expected to win”

NHL dispute and loss of hockey; fans don’t seem to care…yet!

A Postmedia News article in today’s The GazetteĀ  quotes an NRG Research Group and Peak Communicators survey that found that half of those surveyed don’t really care about the possible lengthy loss of hockey due to the current dispute between NHL players and owners. The results, out Tuesday, showed 52 per cent of those surveyedContinue reading “NHL dispute and loss of hockey; fans don’t seem to care…yet!”