MONTREAL, QC — This is the first article of a new feature on All Habs that we like to call “Your Story.”
Last season we gathered opinions from fans of the Montreal Canadiens who attended Habs Tweetups. We will share selected answers to a variety of questions with you to get the ideas flowing.
The folks from the Habs Tweetups had limited time and space for their responses. We invite you to fill our comment box with a few paragraphs on the chosen topic. Consider it an outline of what could be a more lengthy submission.
A panel will select the best comments written in both English and French. The winners will be given an opportunity to write a longer article that will be published at All Habs.
Share your passion about the Montreal Canadiens and All Habs’ readers may be treated to Your Story.
The first question is an obvious one.
How did you become a fan of the Montreal Canadiens?
Tell us. What’s Your Story?
Here’s a sample of the responses from the Habs Tweetups grouped by categories.
HLS: Born in Montreal — Mandatory
SBT: You automatically become one when you are born in Montreal.
KYR: By law.
CAK: I was born into a Habs family.
IFC: I was born a Habs fan because my Dad is a fan.
MTJ: By being conceived by my Habs-loving parents.
C. Influence of family or friends
MTD: Watched them with friends as a kid.
MCB: I grew up with Habs fans. Now I’m the biggest fan in the house.
TAM: Watching the games with my grandfather and my best friend when I was a little girl.
BNY: I’m a fan since I was young. My mom is a big fan so I became a fan around the age of five and have followed them since.
MFV: Watching games with my father when I was young. Every game I hear him yell at the puck.
MDB: It was either become a fan or be a “hockey widow.”
D. Specific player or event
MGA: I started watching when Saku Koivu was playing.
HDH: By watching Patrick Roy on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada when I was eight. The rest is history.
THS: My first exposure to hockey was watching the 1993 Stanley Cup because my cousin made me. When I moved to Montreal full time in 2001-02 for school, the first Habs game I went to was Saku’s comeback from cancer — that was it.
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About the Author (Author Profile)Rick is the Editor-in-Chief, lead contributor, and owner of the All Habs network of websites. His mission is to build a community of Canadiens fans who are informed, engaged and connected. He is the vision behind all four sites within the network - All Habs, Habs Tweetup, We Are Canadiens, and The Montreal Forum - and is responsible for the design and layout of each. In concert with the strong belief that "Habs fans are everywhere!", Rick is pleased that people use All Habs as a conduit to find and connect with other Habs fans worldwide. He is also proud that Habs Tweetups have allowed fans to meet in person and develop long lasting friendships.
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