The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Swiss Habs Fans

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.

9 thoughts on “The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Swiss Habs Fans”

  1. Wow! I’m impressed by the nice little comment about the Swiss Habs page. Thank you, Dennis.

    And yes, Christopher, CH is the country code for swiss internet domains. I never saw that before, that CH = Canadiens Hockey .. seriously funny things.

    We are working on the translation, the page will come up in english and french soon. we’re still looking for perfect french speaking person, who could give us a little help, if we’re doing well.

  2. Awesome.

    Always great to find Habs fans from all over.

    Once you guys have the translation up please let us (well me anyway) know!

    I love reading all the Habs blogs and sites.

    Great find Dennis.

  3. Hey Dennis, thanks for showing this to us. Could this be the beginning of a powerful merger – as sister site of Swiss Habs to promote an ever-expanding international network of dedicated CH fans? I see they have a link to your site already.
    Wish I understood what they were saying too…

    Also, check this out:
    How to impress a Swiss

    Would you like to win a Swiss person’s heart? Then learn these two beautiful words. They are almost like national treasures, because they are so typical of Swiss German. Note: Ch is pronounced like in the German word ach (whereas sch is like the normal sh-sound, like in “sheep”). You may have to practise a lot to make it, but don’t practise so much that you get a sore throat!



    What do they mean? Number 1 is “kitchen cupboard”, number 2 is “cheese pie(s) (or, more directly translated, “cheese cake(s)”)!

    As we know, the abbreviation of Switzerland is CH. Some times I’ve wondered if this has some kind of connection to the Swiss German sounds.

    So to all the Swiss Habs Fans, I say “May your chushichaschtlis overflow with scrumptuous chas-chuechlis”

  4. Very cool, Danno. Nice to see Habs fans being fans far away. I remember when I was in Russia, from time to time, any live TV games we might see were on in the middle of the night. Switzerland woldn’t have prime time either that way.

  5. Yves – I like seeing things like this too. Habs fans everywhere. And none of us are all that happy right now.

  6. i’m used to that.. we watch the games LIVE @ 1:00 am if they start @ 7:00 pm in Montreal or in eastern conference.

    But the last view games, since against the Rangers, wasn’t much to celebrate. But we won’t give up.

  7. That’s right. The Rangers game was tremendous. And it’s been pretty bad ever since. But starting tonight against the Bruins, things will be better. The power of positive thinking.

  8. Carey Price starts in nets tonight. Let’s hope the defense isn’t like Swiss cheese…
    And forwards Tom Pyatt and Ryan White were called up from the Bulldogs to play their first NHL match tonight for the CH.

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