Posts Tagged ‘Round 1

14
Apr
09

Habitants, remember one thing…

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I was walking through the Common today on my way home from work, and it came to me that tomorrow will probably be the last peaceful day in Boston for the next week. Unless you have been living under a rock for the past week you’ll know that the Bruins will be playing the Canadiens in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Because I hail from Chicago, I’m more into the Detroit/Chicago rivalry. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love Original 6 matchups, but I have not lived in this region long enough to appreciate the hatred these two teams have for each other. With that being said, I’m a die-hard Bruins fan, and I have had the opportunity to witness the Montreal/Boston rivalry first hand in last year’s Game 6. I’ve been hooked ever since. Now that I’m a season ticket holder, I feel a little more ownership in the team, and thus the rivalry. When the final days of the season were dwindling down, I was hoping we would pull the Canadiens first round, just because of the atmosphere in the Garden, and the history between the two teams. Sure, the Rangers would have been cool, but there is something about New York fans that rubs me the wrong way. Although Canadien fans are probably much worse, it’s my lack of the French language that probably guards me from their verbal taunts.

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