Re: Montreals new low!
posted at 8/9/2009 11:48 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Montreals new low!
65% of the fans at the Bell Centre are not real hockey fans. Some of those are all the bandwagoners that jumped to the success the Habs had two years ago. Along with the 100 year anniversary. Some of those fans are just their at the games cause corporations in Montreal have a good chunk of the season tickets , there's only the Habs to use as PR for their clients . They don't even watch the game. Then there's the type fan that go to the game , think only Habs , know nothing about the rest of the league or a matter of fact "hockey" , they're like a teen bopper at a concert . Screaming , pulling their hair, and BOOING ! Maybe it's an inferiority complex they've built through the years of the city going through the grinder that they feel they have to put the their cities down. Now, at the old Forum, that was passion, that was class and 90% were great hockey fans. I'm not saying Hab fans are all obnoxious , the majority are smart and knowledgable fans in Montreal, even some that come on these boards but not the ones at their games with the exception of a few. Right now when I'm at a game at the Garden I still don't see this trend and hope Bruin fans remain true. In the end Boston has the Sox (frig losing again to the Yanks), Celtics, Patriots., Bruins and also the Revolution. Montreal only has hockey.
Posted by BsLegion
The trend is the same everywhere, Bs, even in Boston. Every time I sit in the lower bowl of most arenas (Boston and Montreal included) I'm amazed by the amount of people who show up late, leave early, and don't really give a rip about the game going on in front of them. Hell, if the scoreboard didn't say MAKE NOISE...LOUDER!!!!! they basically don't even know when to cheer, unless a goal is scored.
I've been to a lot of NHL arenas over the past 10-15 years, and the corporate-ization of the fan experience is staggering. It's affected all major hockey cities, Boston and Montreal included.
Back on the topic, classless shirts aren't something to whine about. I don't think the maker of the shirt is really wishing death on Chara or Lucic, and if SeaDogBrewin (the starter of this topic) does, he's out of his mind. It's really no different than any of the shirts one can buy outside of Fenway Park related to the Yankees...certainly nothing to get upset about.