If I were to rank levels of fan intensity (fan-tensity?), people who are willing to literally tattoo their team on their skin would rank pretty high up there. Here's 25 pieces of photographic evidence that the old joke is true: "Hockey isn't a sport. It's a religion."
Not sure what the symbolic significance is. But because scales normally mean justice, I think it means that winning a Cup is only just.I WANT A REALLY OPTIMISTIC FAN TO PUT "2015" PRE-EMPTIVELY ON THEIR TATTOO CUP BANNER. If you know anyone who has done so, please send it to MTL Blog immediately.It's only temporary, but points for Keith Hobbs because he is actually:
This is not a tattoo you find on lesser mortals. For one thing, most people don't have the bicep space.If only my knuckles didn't already spell out "THUG4LYFE", I would do the same.
(Just kidding. My knuckles do not spell out anything to do with thugs, or their lives.)
Feel like hockey would exist in the afterlife, to be honest. #religionSome non-Habs fan is going to see that and be like "... so you're really into French poetry and the Olympics, huh."10/10 for creativity. DAMN.I love the tattoo, but I also love how the dude clipped up his sleeves with binder clips. Didn't know MacGyver was a hockey fan with sick tats.To the owner - please one day drive down the new Pont "Maurice Richard" while wearing a sleeveless shirt, arm carelessly slung out the open window, speakers blasting the Habs goal song.
Please. Do it for all of us.
...I don't even have a funny caption for this. Too amazing.
WHEN YOUR BURN IS SO SICK THAT YOU LITERALLY TATTOO IT ON YOUR ARM TO TROLL LEAFS FANS.
When you're 100% a Canadiens fan, inside and out.But like, actually.I always picture someone actually throwing me a torch, and I have to catch it, like one of those Cirque de Soleil performers who casually throws six torches up and starts to juggle them.Add a mountie on a moose into that photo, and we may have found the most Canadian thing to ever exist.Skull and crossbones? Nah, man.Apparently this fan got it for their grandma, who passed away earlier that year and was a major Habs fan. Awww.Eyes on the prize.P.K. Subban's next Halloween costume.
Groupe CH, the parent company of the Montreal Canadiens, just unveiled its new action plan to bring awareness and education to the community and its employees about sexual cyberviolence.
Titled the "Respect and Consent Action Plan," the plan will tackle "the internal environment of Groupe CH as well as the external and community environment."
In a press release, Montreal Canadiens owner, president, and CEO Geoff Molson said, "we want to ensure that our actions will be part of a concerted approach that will bring about positive changes within our company and in the hockey community."
All employees and hockey operations staff will benefit from training "on respect and consent and sexual cyberviolence in line with our policy of equity, diversity, and inclusion and with the values of our organization," the release said.
The company will also hire women in "key positions" within the hockey operations department.
As for its community initiatives, the Montreal Canadiens will collaborate with aid organizations and the Quebec hockey community at large to develop a "prevention program aimed at young hockey players, as well as the interveners who support them in their practice of the sport."
Financial support will also be given to registered organizations that are committed to preventing and raising awareness about sexual cyberviolence. Groupe CH has also given financial support to an organization that supports victims of sexual violence.
The release of the Respect and Consent Action Plan follows uproar surrounding the Canadiens' draft pick of defenceman Logan Mailloux, who admitted to distributing a pornographic photo of an 18-year-old woman without consent.
At the time of the draft pick, the team said it was "committed to raising awareness among [its] players about the repercussions of their actions on the lives of others."
If you require resources or assistance surrounding sexual assault in Quebec, the CAVAC helpline is available 24/7. Those who may need support can call 1-866-532-2822. Other crisis lines and 24/7 options can be found at The Lifeline Canada.
On October 1, Amazon Prime is coming out with its latest All Or Nothing sports documentary series which will chronicle the 2020-2021 Toronto Maple Leafs season.
And while that's all fine and dandy for the Maple Leafs, some hockey fans have absolutely roasted the Leafs about their new documentary because they've rightfully pointed out that the Leafs end up with, well, nothing.
The memory of the Canadiens' glorious win against their arch-rivals is still fresh in the minds of Habs supporters in Canada and, like some fans have pointed out, it's kind of silly that the Leafs are touting this documentary series when we all know how it ends already.
@PrimeVideoCA @NHL Spoiler Alert : it was 3-1 https://t.co/YWR4bqiwEv
The Hurricanes' move comes as a form of revenge for when the Canadiens' general manager Marc Bergevin tendered an offer sheet to Carolina's star centre, Sebastian Aho, back in July 2019.
Bergevin seemed to have underestimated Tom Dundon and Don Waddell, the Carolina team managers, back in the day, as they chose to match Aho's offer sheet.
Unfortunately, the same didn't happen with the Hurricanes' recent offer sheet for Kotkaniemi. On August 28, 2021, the Hurricanes pulled out a $6,100,015 offer sheet for the Canadiens star player, with a $20 signing bonus, which led to the Carolina team winning one of the Habs' star players.
In an Instagram post, the Montreal Canadiens wrote "The Canadiens will not match the Hurricanes' offer sheet to Jesperi Kotkaniemi. Montreal will receive Carolina's 1st- and 3rd-round 2022 Draft picks as compensation."
The player shared an emotional post following the announcement, stating "It is truly hard to say goodbye to Montreal. I have experienced the best years of my life thus far in one of the world's greatest hockey cities and will always cherish the past three years." But, he went on to say that he's excited for his new journey.
Being a sports fan can tend to involve a lot of work, but in the 514, it feels as though it's simply part of our culture to naturally be Montreal Canadiens fans — at least for many of us.
New data from Casino En Ligne found which NHL fans were the most committed, based on prices of supporting the teams (going to games, etc.) and social media engagement. Here are the top seven NHL team fans according to Casino En Ligne:
1. Toronto Maple Leafs 2. Montreal Canadiens 3. Edmonton Oilers 4. Winnipeg Jets 5. Vancouver Canucks 6. Calgary Flames 7. Ottawa Senators
You'll notice that the top two are rivals Maple Leafs and Canadiens, with Toronto fans taking the number one spot and Habs' fans coming in second place.
It seems there are some benefits to being in second place here: it's cheaper. "Maple Leafs top the ranking as the most expensive team to support. The price of a game ticket is by far the highest and the prices of services offered at the Scotiabank Arena are also expensive," Casino En Ligne found.
Yup, being a sports fan can cost you a pretty dime. "Canadian teams are known for their high NHL game ticket prices, compared to the teams south of the border. And even so, have seen an increase in prices of at least 26% in 2021, with the list price of playoff tickets sitting at $468 on average across the NHL for 2021."
In regards to providing free support, the Leafs also allegedly have the highest following across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter out of all the league's teams.