9 thoughts on “Yes, Thank You Boys”

  1. Thanks go out to you Dennis for providing us a place to express ourselves passionately, as Habs fans do, through thick and thin.

  2. Hey DK, thanks for providing me with a happy place to escape to after another day in elevator paradise! Look forward to more of the same 7/365/52!!

  3. Yes, thank you Les Canadiens for a wonderful season, and thank you Dennis for a truly superb blog and a place where I can go and post my thoughts about my favourite sports team. :) Kudos to you, kind sir !

  4. Hi Dennis – I only discovered your blog a few months ago, but I really enjoyed reading your posts during the playoffs. I attended some Habs games back in the late 80′s with my Dad at the Forum – those were some of the best memories of my childhood…what a magical place that arena was. I’ll be checking out your blog from time to time over the summer and I can’t wait until next season. Cheers!

  5. Googaly, thanks a lot.It’s great to hear from you. Yep, the old Forum. Such memories. I just wish they could have kept it, even a smaller version, where hockey could still be played. When my wife and I moved here a year ago, the first thing I did was see how it looked now, and damn, it’s a bank and a donut shop and a cinema with a few Forum seats scattered about. Time marches on. I don’t think the Bell will truly have history until the team wins it all. But having said that, the Bell is still fantastic. Thanks again for coming here, and thanks for the cool comment.

  6. Hi Dennis – I went to the Forum in October 2013 to watch an international squash tournament – they set up a glass court right on centre ice. Take a look at this picture: (http://noticiasmontreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Open-de-Montreal-Squash.jpg). It was great to be back at the Forum to watch a sporting event, but I just kept on trying to imagine the place as it was back in the 80s when I was there as a kid. But as you said, time marches on. I think Yvon Lambert described it best in a Macleans article commenting on the Forum’s closing – He runs the tavern, tucked away in a corner of the building. “I’ve got a lot of regulars who are really going to miss the place,” he says. “They’re older folks, widows and widowers mostly, and some of them have been coming to the Forum almost every day for the past 30 or 40 years. For them, it’s going to be hard.” “There comes a time when you just have to move on,” he says. “It’s life. I’ve got two daughters, both of them almost grown up now. It would be nice if your kids stayed five years old forever. It would be nice if you could play hockey forever. But you can’t, like it or not.”

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