We need a bigger bandwagon

You can tell your team is going somewhere when other people try to take credit for it.

The Toronto Star is grasping at whatever straws they can find to attach their city to our team. And both Toronto and the United States are taking credit for Michael Cammalleri.

But that’s the way it is when you’ve gone from being the underdog to the favourite. Even though technically Philadelphia has the (ever so slightly) better record and home ice advantage, the pundits are finally calling it for the Habs:

Canadiens in four

Canadiens in six

Canadiens in seven

Flyers in seven

Flyers in six

5 thoughts on “We need a bigger bandwagon

  1. John M

    Add another to Habs in 6:
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/allan_muir/05/15/canadiens.flyers/index.html?eref=sihp

    Regardless what the outcome is, the Habs have done something special this year. Much like Team Canada in the Olympics they have brought people together the likes of which have not been seen in years, if not decades.

    My own interest in hockey has waned over the years as the business aspect outweighed the entertainment value for me, however these last few weeks have sparked more than a passing interest in the game within me. Not so much in the fact the Habs are winning and they are beating the ‘best’ but in the fact that they have sparked something in all of us that is beyond the sport. I cannot recall seeing such excitement within people over a simple game, and seeing with each victory such joy and happiness. I guess to a certain degree that is what sport is supposed to be, a medium bringing us together to share in the successes and find togetherness and comfort in defeat.

    For this, I thank you, the 2009-2010 Montreal Canadiens. Your spirit will live on years after the outcome of this NHL campaign.

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  2. Emily

    Add another to Habs in 6:
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/allan_muir/05/15/canadiens.flyers/index.html?eref=sihp

    Regardless what the outcome is, the Habs have done something special this year. Much like Team Canada in the Olympics they have brought people together the likes of which have not been seen in years, if not decades.

    My own interest in hockey has waned over the years as the business aspect outweighed the entertainment value for me, however these last few weeks have sparked more than a passing interest in the game within me. Not so much in the fact the Habs are winning and they are beating the ‘best’ but in the fact that they have sparked something in all of us that is beyond the sport. I cannot recall seeing such excitement within people over a simple game, and seeing with each victory such joy and happiness. I guess to a certain degree that is what sport is supposed to be, a medium bringing us together to share in the successes and find togetherness and comfort in defeat.

    For this, I thank you, the 2009-2010 Montreal Canadiens. Your spirit will live on years after the outcome of this NHL campaign.

    Reply

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