One of my earliest memories is asking my neighbourhood best friend Matthew, who was a couple years older than I, what this hockey thing he loved was. He told me about the game and what you play it to the best of his knowledge. He told me his favourite player was Brett Hull and he got to meet him due to his dads work at Midas but his favourite hockey team was the Toronto Maple Leafs.
After hearing this I went back home to ask my dad about hockey. My dad was the smartest person I knew. He told me all about hockey and filled in any blanks that Matthew didn’t. I then told my dad how Matthew cheered for the Toronto Maple Leafs. My dad chuckled and said, “In this house we cheer for the Montreal Canadiens.”
So somebody brought up that the Montreal Canadiens won their division in 16-17 so things shouldn’t be looked at as so bleak. Nobody can take that away from the club. They absolutely did. But anyone bringing it up is ignoring the context that Montreal benefited greatly from the Atlantic division, and were exposed by the Metropolitan division.
Right now you are staring at my headline and if you cheer for a different team, you are probably scoffing with authority. “Yeah yeah, everything is worse as a Montreal Canadiens fan. Shut up you entitled mess. At least you don’t cheer for my team. That’s real pain!”
So let me best try to explain to you why I hate the Montreal Canadiens offseason. I’m going to start it with a sentence you’re going to read and wonder if I really mean it or not, and yeah, I kind of do. So much I need to make it prominent.Read More