As I have every game day for over a month now, I arrived at my cigar lounge over an hour before game time. I was wearing my Habs jersey and cap; I hung my Habs flag on the door; I got a tumbler for the bottle of single malt whisky I brought (last night it … Continue reading A Nod to a Great Run
Let me preface this post by saying that I do not think it will happen. Only once in the history of the Stanley Cup Finals has a team come back from a 0-3 deficit… the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs came back and beat the Detroit Red Wings. While I like the idea of making history … Continue reading Three.More.Wins!
Tonight is Montreal’s last chance… after lackluster performance on Friday, we are at a point where we have to win every game… or it’s over. I was not encouraged by the statistics going into Friday’s game. Of the fifty-five times a Stanley Cup Finals (SCF) series has gone 2-0, the team that was ahead has … Continue reading Do or Die
Since 1923, the Prince of Wales Trophy has been awarded for different accomplishments since its donation to hockey in 1925. From 1923-27 it was awarded to the NHL Playoffs champions (pre-Stanley Cup). In those four seasons, a Montreal team won it three out of four times (Montreal Canadiens 1924 & 25, Montreal Maroons 1926). It … Continue reading Campbell vs. The Prince of Wales…
We got our hats handed to us by a better team in our Game 1 loss to Tampa. We outplayed Tampa in Game 2, but we were thwarted by an unbelievable performance by their goaltender. As I sit here looking forward to the weekend, I am excited that this evening’s Game 3 between the Montreal … Continue reading Game Three
I have a number of Facebook contacts who spend a lot of time posting their political beliefs, both on their own page and, by way of comments (and some diatribes), on mine. While I do not agree with a lot of these beliefs, my position has always been that as a guest in the United … Continue reading Game Night!
By now we know who Montreal will face in the final round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.I have a little secret for you: I don’t know. Why, you may ask? I seldom (if ever) sit down at my computer on the weekends if I can help it. Oh sure, there are times when I have … Continue reading Another Hockey Post
It would be hard to explain to people just how emotional I have been over the Cinderella story that has been the Montreal Canadiens’ playoff run. It would be harder still for most to understand, knowing that I am not an avid sports fan, and that during the regular season I watched a grand total … Continue reading Four More Wins…
Last night I watched Game 4 of the Montreal-Vegas series. It is truly a shame that the referees are so biased against Montreal, but that is not really new.You think I am being petty and making excuses for our loss? I give huge credit to Las Vegas for playing their hearts out. I think Robin … Continue reading Bad Referees
Following Monday night’s game I posted on Facebook that the Las Vegas Golden Knights and Carey Price played well… and that was it. It was a bit of an exaggeration… Montreal’s skaters dominated the first ten minutes of play (without scoring a goal), but that was about it. Les Canadiens were completely dominated for most … Continue reading Seven More Wins…
When I look at the Stanley Cup Playoff bracket for this year, I see massive hurdles. Last night the Las Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Colorado Avalanche to advance to the next round of the playoffs... against my Montreal Canadiens. They are, without a doubt, a very daunting team. They are a strong squad that … Continue reading Vegas Bound
In 1892, Lord Stanley of Preston (then Governor General of Canada) donated the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup to Canadian amateur hockey. Originally awarded to Canada’s amateur hockey teams who won a combination of challenge games and league play. It was first awarded in 1893 to the Montreal Hockey Club (also known as the Montreal Amateur … Continue reading Montreal: The Promised Land of Hockey
I was spoiled growing up. By that, I do not mean that I grew up in an upper-middle class home in an upper-middle class neighbourhood – I did. I do not mean that as a child I got everything that I wanted – I most certainly did not. I was nobody’s favourite, I was not … Continue reading Go Habs Go!
It is a hard day every year when I realize how bad a team my beloved Montreal Canadiens are. Unfortunately, it has also been a reality of the life of a Habs fan for the past few years… and if we are to be honest about it, most years for the past 25. Our years … Continue reading Bleu Blanc Rouge!
For those of you politicos the title is VERY deceiving. It’s about hockey, not politics. I met Rabbi Stephen Wise in the months leading to the birth of my son, Gilad. He is the spiritual leader of Congregation Shaarei Beth El in Oakville, Ontario. Since I’ve known him we have had a friendly rivalry, as … Continue reading The Right-Wing Rabbi…