Montreal is home to some of the most passionate fans in hockey. On any given game night, pubs all over the city are jam-packed with people looking for good food, cold drinks, fun atmosphere, and of course a Habs win. But that’s not enough. What fans really need is a place they can call their “home” for hockey news and entertainment, whether they’re downtown or perusing a trusted website for information on their favourite team. Continue reading
It’s hard to believe that we’re already a couple of weeks into the new year. You know what they say, time flies when you’re having fun! The Habs Tweetup crew certainly had fun this past Saturday night at McLean’s Pub in Montreal as we celebrated our first fan event of 2012. Continue reading
“And now, a twenty- fourth Stanley Cup banner will hang from the rafters of the famous Forum in Montreal.”
Everytime I read or hear that quote, forever immortalized by the voice of Bob Cole, goosebumps surface along the top of my arms and the back of my neck. Real tears fill my eyes as I relish in the glory of the Montreal Canadiens last conquering crusade to bring Lord Stanley’s Cup home. Continue reading
I was sitting on the subway, taking my then-daily ride into work in midtown Manhattan and listening to the delightful sounds of Rick Moffat and Murray Wilson on podcast, when Rick Moffat plugged Dunn’s Famous Smoked Meat. I thought to myself, “man, how nice would that be right now?” In fact, at the time, I think I tweeted about it, but Twitter was still in its infancy (mid 2008) and there weren’t enough people around to even care. The podcast made me extremely wistful of Montreal and the four years I lived there; these podcasts connected me to the city in a way that only served to amplify the nostalgia. Continue reading
It’s a Saturday without Habs Hockey. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does it’s just odd. I feel out of sorts all day — seems that my system has become accustomed to Saturday hockey over many years of being a fan and then covering the Montreal Canadiens.
I told my friends I was going to a tweet up. They looked at me confused as they confirmed my absolute dorkiness and commitment to the internet. Not many of my friends tweet, but a lot of my new friends do. Friends I met through 140 characters of banter at a time. It wasn’t any tweetup either, it was a Habs Tweetup. Continue reading