Headed For The Final

Good morning all.

I hope you are all well,

and chipper.

It’s a happy morning,

here in my beautiful ugly.

Last night the Montreal Canadiens,

won the semi final series,

against the Las Vegas Golden Knights,

and they are headed to the final,

of the Stanley Cup playoff!!

This is pretty significant,

in a hockey obsessed,

city, province, country.

The Canadiens,

haven’t made it to the final,

since 1993,

a significant dry spell,

of 28 years.

The Canadiens are also,

the greatest franchise in hockey history,

this isn’t a matter of opinion, it is a fact,

just as the New York Yankees,

are the winningest baseball franchise,


the Boston Celtics the winningest basketball team.

the Habs,

as they are affectionately, known here in the city,

have won 24 Stanley Cups,

no one is even close behind,

and last night,

on June 24 th,

which is La Fete Nationale,

here in Quebec,

our guys,

made it to the finals,

the cup isn’t won yet!

But just the final is pretty,

freakin awesome.

I love hockey,

it is in my blood,

but, I have been down,

on professional hockey,

for a long time,

more about money,

than the game,

too hard and violent.

But, this team,

wow, what a scrappy team.

They were the underdogs,

against arch rivals Toronto,


the Habs fought every inch,

of the way and beat the Leafs,

in 7 games.

They weren’t supposed to beat,


they swept them in 4.

The Golden Knights,

finished second overall,

the Habs finished 18 th,

and yet, they beat them too.

If you have watched hockey,

and love hockey,

you know,

that it is a team sport,

and that it’s about who wants it,


The Canadiens,

with their veterans,

their kids,

their phenomenal goalie,

and their fans,

want it more.

They will either face,

the New York Islanders,

or The Tampa Bay Lightning,

my prediction is the Islanders,

they want it more,

either way it will be a helluvah series.

If you want to understand Montreal,

you have to understand hockey,

and what the Habs mean to us,

because love them or hate them,

they are a part of the city,

as important as the Mont-Royal.

We will be watching hockey in,

our air conditioned homes,

outside on our balconies,

in bars and restaurants.

It has been a hard year and a half,

but, things are better,


on the way to normal,

and the Canadiens,

are in the final,

if that isn’t worth celebrating,

I don’t know what is!

Go Habs Go!!

Be well you all,

Later girls,


By Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my mid early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

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