Thursday, April 23, 2009


It's amazing how self-absorbed Montreal fans are.

After running Stanley Cup-winning Patrick Roy out of town over a decade ago, then watching him win more Cups with the Avalanche while Montreal spent year after year either struggling to make the playoffs or stinking up the joint, they're poised to do it again.

During Wednesday's 4-1 Boston win that finished the Habs' overhyped 100th season, the fans decided to take out their frustrations on goalie Carey Price. Because, yes, it's the fault of a 21-year-old kid that the team had to fight through numerous injuries to key players. It's totally on Price that the Habs couldn't score and gave up way too many odd-man rushes.

Anyway, Price endeared himself to the population of hockey fans who are actually blessed with brains and common sense, because he wasn't just going to take the crap heaped upon him by the Habs "fans".

Congratulations, young man. Even if you get traded, you can hold your head up high and know you're probably better off. Most NHL teams' home fans avoid heckling the home goalie. They might boo the goalie on a bad night, but they won't heckle him.

(Tap of the stick: FanHouse)

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