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02-11-2013, 04:38 PM #31
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02-11-2013, 04:41 PM #32
Patches should have gotten suspended. Third man in, nonsense claim etc etc etc.
02-11-2013, 06:24 PM #33
You Leafs and Habs Fans can find no common ground. Lol.
Kind of like the Red Wings, and the cretinous Divealanche.
02-11-2013, 08:26 PM #34
To be honest, for the first time EVER, I actually am kinda pumped to see how the Blue Jays can do and if they can actually make the playoffs.
02-11-2013, 08:45 PM #35
No I'm not lying to anybody especially not myself when I state my view that Habs/Leafs games mean more to Leafs fans than they do to myself and a large number of Habs fans. I regard Leafs games as only slightly more important than a game against Florida, and that's only because of the divisional points at play. I take no greater joy in the Habs beating Toronto (indeed, it is simply expected in the same way one expects Canada to defeat Belarus in international play) than I do in the Habs beating Buffalo. The defeat to Boston earlier in the week meant a lot more than what happened on Saturday.
I'll reiterate what I've said before on a number of occasions - there hasn't been a truly meaningful Habs/Leafs game in close to 40 years now. The closest you come to such a thing is the final game of the 06-07 season, which had the great honour of maybe getting 8th place in the East on the line.
The last two Habs/Leafs games that I've attended demonstrate my view to a T - they were both season finales and in both cases were merely a stepping stone to the Habs greater playoff ambitions. The verbal abuse I endured walking in downtown Toronto in April 2011 after the Habs disposed of the Leafs to set up a playoffs battle against Boston reaffirmed my position that "The Rivalry" means more to Leafs fans. I smiled and waved at people who were swearing at me and flipping me off and making many comments I cannot post here, because my boys had bigger fish to fry than dealing with a non-playoff team's rabid and vitriolic fans.
Do I speak for everybody? Of course not. But I think that the responses of the Leafs fans in this thread, who are savouring a victory (and good on ya for it) and trying to wonder "where all the Habs fans are" and such - it again re-affirms my position that it means more to the people on your side of the ledger. And there's nothing wrong with that. It's just the way it is. Go look up the archives in this forum from those nights when the Habs have defeated the Leafs, if there's even threads created for those nights at all. We just don't savour and relish defeating the Maple Leafs in the same way that you guys lap up a victory over the Habs.
02-11-2013, 09:04 PM #36
RGM81!!!!!! Good post!!!! Next game vs Toronto will be better!!! Keep it up!
02-11-2013, 09:33 PM #37
Pacioretty had no business being the 3rd Man In - Correct
Pacioretty, being the 3rd Man in should have not grabbed Grabovski by the face. - Correct.
Unfortunately, whether Pacioretty was, or was not supposed to be involved, if he was actually bitten, then that supersedes any previous activity or transgression.
Now, if he was not bitten, and sent for a Tetanus Shot, then you are witnessing Habs preciousness at it's finest. If either player wants to come clean, I will gladly form a conclusion, based only on that. as of now, everything is conjecture.
Somewhere within, lies the truth. If he was bitten, then Grabovski should be suspended, if not then Pacioretty will be the boy who cried wolf and will be the target of the league.
02-11-2013, 09:35 PM #38
Honestly, if the Habs were to beat the Leafs 6-0, beat them in every fight, and just flat out beat them, you and all the other Habs fans wouldn't say a word? Doubtful.
02-11-2013, 09:42 PM #39
*sigh* I didn't say "that Habs-Leafs games are only really important to Leafs fans" anywhere in my commentary on this thread. I said that they're more important to Leafs fans than they are to Habs fans. There's a very wide philosophical difference there between the two statements.
Again, I challenge you to go through the history of GDT's and such in this forum and find commentaries from "[me] and all the other Habs fans" "plastering it in everyone's faces" when Montreal beats the Leafs. You may get a couple, sure. You won't find it from me because -- and I repeat myself for the umpteenth time -- it just doesn't mean that much to me to beat a perennial basement-dweller. Knocking off the Bruins, the Red Wings, the Blackhawks, and other elite teams in the NHL - that's an important win for the Canadiens.
My grapes are as fresh as can be. Like I said earlier, I stopped watching the game after the 3-0 goal because it was clear that the Habs didn't show up and I had more important things to do on my Saturday evening. Indeed, I didn't even get involved in this thread until late yesterday because I didn't get all that worked up over the final result and because, hey, you Leafs fans deserve a little bit of time to savour the fun, right?
02-12-2013, 09:08 AM #40
So you think if I was wearing a Leafs jersey walking down Montreal Canadiens Avenue after that game I wouldn't have been verbally abused?? Really?? If I was speaking English out loud while wearing a Leafs jersey I would fear that I might be clubbed or mugged and that's not even a joke. I'm sorry I'm not buying what you are saying either, like the other poster said I usually respect your posts and I see them all over the place but this time it seems all too familiar reaction that I have seen many times from Habs fans, sour grapes is right. I'm sure next game they play will be better and maybe the Habs will actually show up this time and we can see if there is a thread created by some gung-ho Habs fans.
After reading your posts over again, the passive aggressive comments don't help your cause either, they just reinforce the sour grapes. In this shortened season every win means that much more and that win leap frogged Toronto over Montreal in the standings so it meant something. If the Habs were playing the "perennial basement dwellers" how come they didn't even show up and how come they got beat down so easily??? The game was over less than 5 minutes in...