Re: Never read so many hatred messages (RDS.ca)
posted at 3/10/2011 9:55 AM EST
In Response to Re: Never read so many hatred messages (RDS.ca)
Why are Habs fans on this board? Seriously....I don't get it. I couldn't imagine even taking the time to find a place where idiot Habs fans are posting, never mind joining them in a debate.
Posted by misterpaulo
Paulo, not that I need to justify myself to you, since I couldn't care less if you "get it" or not, but for the record I live in Maine, watch NESN a lot, respect the Bruins and like talking about hockey (Bruins, Habs and the NHL) with some of the more intelligent fans (there are a good dozen or so very smart Bruins fans who regularly post on this board, and that usually counters the majority of dopes). There are more reasonable posters here than on Habsinsideout, in fact. There are just as many fools both places, though, and usually they're easily ignored, as they have little or nothing to say.
I've been here a lot longer than this Chara- Paccioretty incident. This has brought out the worst in both fan bases. I said Tuesday night that I hoped Chara was not suspended, and I stand by that today; I don't think Chara deserved more than what he got (5 mins, game misconduct). But at this point, though, the discussion has turned on both Habs and this board from a reasonable one about how the NHL handles situations like that to "My fan base is better than your fan base", with some even hoping that there are more injuries (to players on both teams, to fans who visit TD Garden or the Bell Center, etc). It's pathetic: fans aren't soldiers in an army, they're people who (allegedly) take pleasure in following a team or a game.
It's sports. It's not life or death, not anymore anyway, now that Pacioretty is going to live (and tell me you weren't wondering about that watching the telecast on Tuesday night when they brought the stretcher out and he was motionless on the ice). I'm looking forward to this eventually blowing over (weeks and weeks from now) so that people can return to a discussion of hockey, not the chest-thumping and finger-pointing (and I've been guilty of that last one myself) that is going on.
Both teams have games tonight. The decision on Chara has been made. Time to start looking ahead. I'm gonna follow my own advice; while I know people will continue to talk about the league's decision on Zdeno Chara's suspension-or-not, (and they have the right to do so), I'm personally done with it. I just don't see what else there is to say on the subject.
I'll lurk in and out, and certainly catch you guys on Marc 24. Hopefully it'll be another game where first place in the Northeast is still somewhat in the balance.