A Response To “Hockey’s Worst Fans…By Far” Article

December 21st, 2009 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
Winston Churchill once said, "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."

Churchill gives us a simple, but dead-on accurate description of a committed sports fan and I like to think, a dedicated Montreal Canadiens fan.

Habs' devotees immerse themselves in their team in a way that is unequaled in the NHL and 21,273 fans pack the Bell Centre for every game, including the preseason. Canadiens' fans travel by the thousands to attend road games in many cities including New York, Boston, and Philadelphia.

While the dedication to the team strikes many as rather impressive, others are simply envious.

On Saturday night, Canadiens' fans converged on Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (capacity 16,297). While media estimates vary, most reports seem to agree that approximately 7,000 were in attendance for the game between the Islanders and the Canadiens, with two-thirds being Habs' supporters.

The locals blame the poor attendance on a major snowstorm that hit the eastern United States. While it's true that about 28 centimeters of snow fell on the Long Island area, as mentioned in my game review, "the Islander ...

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