Andrew Ference lived the fantasy shared by many a Leafs fan when he flipped the bird to the Bell Centre crowd in Montreal last night. I'd gladly pay $2500 to do that.
This is going to feel funny, but here it comes... Go Bruins! That's right, during the first round of the NHL playoffs, I'll be cheering passionately and feverishly for the Boston Bruins, one of my five least favourite NHL teams. I don't want to cheer for the Bruins, but I
The Barilkosphere has produced a great eulogy for the Montreal Canadiens' 2009-10 season. This gem comes courtesy of Bloge Salming and Down Goes Brown. Here are the lyrics so you can sing along at home: I believed it was meant to be And it felt a little bit like 93
The Habs have just been ousted from these Stanley Cup playoffs. They won exactly nine more games than I thought they would, but ding-dong the witch is dead. I'm not going to gloat... my Leafs didn't make the playoffs, and I'd give anything right now to witness 9 playoff victories
It's a gorgeous day in Toronto, and I've got a ball game to play, but I understand there's a hockey game tonight. This entry serves no purpose except to tell everything a very interesting discussion has emerged in my If You Love the Leafs, You Hate the Habs: It Is
If another supposed Leafs fan tells me they're cheering for the Habs, I'm going to blow. The commonality amongst the people I'm hearing this nonsense from is that they're all young. It seems our youth thinks it's okay to love the Leafs and root for the Habs. When I ask
I don't have to tell you about the hockey game tonight. You already know it's the Penguins vs. Canadiens, game 7 of the conference semi-final. I'm playing a slo-pitch game at 6:30, but immediately following the final out I'm directing all my energies and vibes to Sid the Kid
Somehow, against all odds, the Montreal Canadiens have forced a sixth game in their series against Washington. They've exceeded all expectations, but that doesn't mean the mayor of Montreal is happy. Here's the mayor of Montreal chiming in on the Habs.
There's a guy in Virginia who really hates Islam. You may have seen this photo of his truck that went viral. Accompanying a picture of the World Trade Centre burning is the statement "Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Islam I Learned on 9/11". This entry isn't about
It all started when I appeared on The Team 990 in Montreal. I casually mentioned that the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs would win the same number of playoff games this season. That's when Metric Julie jumped in and challenged me to a bet. Listen below. Then, we established
Last Sunday, I appeared on The Team 990 in Montreal. If you haven't heard my 8-minute segment yet, click on over and give it a listen. I made a statement that's ruffled a few Habs fans feathers. I confidently predicted that my Toronto Maple Leafs and their Montreal Canadiens would
I appeared on Montreal's only English sports radio station tonight, The Team 990. The show is called Game Points and they had me on following their discussion about my blog last week. It's not easy being cocky when your team hasn't played a playoff game in five years but I
Game Points with Matthew Ross is a sports radio show that airs on The Team 990 in Montreal. Minutes ago they spent an entire segment discussing my Subbanator Habs Fans Find New Way to Offend entry from Friday afternoon. I wasn't just listening, I was recording the web stream with
How was your Saturday? I had a solid day, doing my mom's taxes, playing euchre, watching a pretty good Mike Tyson documentary and my Leafs on Hockey Night in Canada. And oh yeah, defending myself for condemning the wearing of blackface and staving off threats from blackface wearers and sympathizers.
Habs fans are offensive at the best of times, but this is a whole different class of offensiveness. A couple of Montreal Canadiens fans painted their faces black with shoe polish and adorned afro wigs in support of P.K. Subban, who happens to be black. Wow. If you clicked
When your hockey team doesn't play past the first week of April, you find joy in rooting against your arch rivals. Last year at this time, happiness was a sweep of the Sens in the first round. This year, I felt great joy in watching the Montreal Canadiens go down
Expect your local Habs fan to flaunt this poll in your face. A Canadian Press Harris/Decima survey found 40 per cent of Canadians identified the Habs as the nation's hockey team of choice, compared with 24 per cent for Leafs. That's an interesting result, and incredibly flawed. Take it