There’s no denying the Montreal Canadiens are loved by many around the world, probably on the strength of their rich history. Certainly not by the strength of their performance last night and several recent sad-sack displays. This is a team now that can thank the players who came before, like Richard, Morenz, Beliveau, Lafleur, Roy and others for such loyal support worldwide. This year’s edition hasn’t done a lot to deserve such support. After the past few games, they’re lucky to have fans at all.
There’s a really nice blog and forum in Switzerland that is a prime example of fans elsewhere wearing the CH on their hearts. It’s called Swiss Habs Fans and it’s a professional, well-laid out site with lots of content. Unfortunately, I don’t speak German, which is one of Switzerland’s official languages, so I can’t read it. Wish I could, though. It’d be interesting to read how the Swiss view the team and what they think of the head-scratching ineptness shown by many of the players last night, especially from those on the blueline.
It’s just very interesting to see a Habs site from a foreign country with a foreign language. I wonder if they’re as hard on the boys as we are.
Have a look. Just give this a click: Swiss Habs Fans. Maybe they can send us another Mark Streit.