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The Future Of Habs Watch

March 13, 2009 @ 20:59

I'm surprised. If there's anything on this earth that we can poke fun at, it's sports.

Sports rivalries are neat and it's fun to slam something without having to worry about being politically correct or hurting someone's feelings.

A little trash talk can be fun. But apparently I've missed the mark with something.

If you've been reading this blog over the past few weeks you've noticed I've included a new feature called Habs Watch.

It answers to all those Hab fans who like to trash the Toronto Maple Leafs. All those Hab fans that were convinced their club was a Stanley Cup contender this year.

As the Habs started to drop in the standings and a playoff spot became precarious, I developed Habs Watch to poke a little fun at the team and fans I so truly despise.

But I've received several complaints over the past few days about Habs Watch with people suggesting I should give it a rest. Put it away. Write about something else.

Even from people who hate the Habs.

Personally I enjoyed it because I only post Habs Watch when the Canadiens lose, so it was fun to watch their games or look for their scores every night wondering whether I would post or not.

I thought it was harmless but in reality, I may actually be harming my readership.

I thought Hab fans would flock here because of that old love/hate thing, but it turns out for every Hab fan that was coming here because they were pissed off at me, I may have been losing Hab haters who really can't be bothered with it all.

Very peculiar.

But hey, I listen to the people so are going to ask all of your straight up, should I continue Habs Watch, or should I dump it before it really began?

It would have been fun to follow it through the next couple of weeks until the Habs fate is known, but I'll leave it up to you the readers.

Hit the discuss button and let me know.

Should I continue Habs Watch?

Ya buggers.

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69 Responses to "The Future Of Habs Watch"

March 13, 2009 / 21:29

Keep it. It's all in fun. No one has to read it if they don't like it. But don't let it become the main theme of your blog.

March 13, 2009 / 21:35

Relax Fred. The blog is good.
Your readership here seems to be passionate about politics which is the most boring subject on earth. Politicos from what I've seen don't know anything about sports including hockey.

March 13, 2009 / 21:54

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Fred here's a good topic...I'm sure some people reading here have been through nasty divorces...not sure why I get that impression.

March 13, 2009 / 21:57

Keep it, ya bugger....especially the icon of the flushing "Habs" emblem........HC

March 13, 2009 / 22:05

Keep it up Fred. It's all in good fun. At least I think it is?

March 13, 2009 / 22:45

Keep it going! I love it!

Brenda's Boyfriend from Cambridge
March 13, 2009 / 22:49

Just be yourself, Freddie.

If you post it, they will come...

James Edgar
March 14, 2009 / 00:15

Keep it up. One change though stop insisting that the laefs will win the cuop before the habs. possible just not probable given the two teams history in the last 40 years.NO matter how much we leaf fans might want that to happen.

Otherwise Bash away!

March 14, 2009 / 00:46

50 million comments by your faithful readers to lay off the mats sundin put downs...and you never really think we believe you on retiring the boring posts on the habs every other minute?
Me thinks no matter what we can count on an increase in taxes, less take home pay...oh..and a i hate mats and habs thread.
Now that i think about it, had he gone to montreal? It would have been a thread a day on that...whew...thankfully he went to vancouver...where hmm? they look to make the playoffs? funny hmm?

March 14, 2009 / 01:10

Loving the Habs watch...

March 14, 2009 / 07:32

Are you kidding Fred?? Your Habs watch has been the best part of your blog lately. I think Habs fans are the ones who want you to stop because of the huge embarrasment they have to face when their beloved team doesn't make the playoffs.

Keep it going!!

March 14, 2009 / 08:34

I would love to know who suggested you stop. I look forward to your Habs Watch. DON'T STOP! Keep it going, Fred.

Jason C
March 14, 2009 / 08:47

Keep it Fred, it's all in the name of fun.

Guy Carbonneau
March 14, 2009 / 08:57

Keep it going, please!

Mike from Lowville
March 14, 2009 / 09:46


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March 14, 2009 / 09:51

Keep it going Fred. Oh by the way "Shark" was right on.Go Mats Go.

March 14, 2009 / 09:52

Well, now we know who said to dump the Habs watch. Go figure.

March 14, 2009 / 10:30

Guy Carbonneau...hahaha...every once in awhile someone with a sense of humour shows up here.

March 14, 2009 / 12:32

Another insightful comment from Mike. You must be such a loser.

Keep it going Fred. I love the Habs watch!

March 14, 2009 / 13:34

Gotta love that Mike from Lowville,so bored of the topic but still finds time to put his 2 cents in. Maybe we should have a "Mike from Lowville watch", you know waiting for him to post something intelligent. Keep the Habs watch going Freddie

March 14, 2009 / 14:03

1) It's boring
2) You are the stereotypical Leaf fan for doing it won't stop
3) Keep it up, we who do find it boring and stereotypical love you anyway, and just click to the next subject.
4) Burke will sign Ohlund from the Nucks and trade up to get Hedman...

March 14, 2009 / 18:05

I look forward to Habs Watch....don't stop.

March 14, 2009 / 19:24

I don't like it. So I don't read that particular entry. I will move on to the next.

I find it a little tired and it's like beating a dead horse. At least you don't have a Sundin watch. Now that would be tired.

Buffalo Boy Mike
March 14, 2009 / 19:57

Freddie, there is nothing more fun than reading your Anti Habs blogs, keep it up man, might be the one thing that bonds LEaf and Sabres fans is rooting for the death of the Habs, kind of like Jays and Red Sox fans rooting for the fall of the Evil Yanks.

March 14, 2009 / 21:03

Freddie, even if you and I were the only ones who liked it, you should keep it! I LOVE IT!
true North Hab and free!

Pauly Walnuts
March 14, 2009 / 21:17

Keep it.

Derek B
March 14, 2009 / 22:28

Hey Fred,

I like it. It is your website and you are entitled to your opinions. If people don't like certain parts of it they can skip to the next article.

March 14, 2009 / 23:57

For those who don't care about the HABS idea, they should learn how to subscribe to your site via RSS - that way, your page becomes a bookmark folder, and all your posts are individual posts. They can choose to view the truth that is the Habs Watch, or they can choose to ignore it.

It's an awesome feature in Firefox. Check into it.

My personal opinion: Keep the Habs Watch - it's the best part of your site.

March 15, 2009 / 00:11


March 15, 2009 / 01:20

Yesss because Habs fans would do a Leaf watch if roles were reversed.

March 16, 2009 / 15:14

Uh no we wouldn't because the Leafs are irrelevant.

Remember, if they're talking about's cause they're bothered by you in the first place.

If Leafs fans were comfortable being Leafs fans they would worry about their own pathetic team.

March 17, 2009 / 12:39

Well I didn't say to stop it Fred, I just said you were going to scare everybody away, but since the overwhelming response is "YES, KEEP IT", then I say, keep going...

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