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(CBC)   Wanna go see a live NHL hockey playoff game? Got a couple of grands to spare? Boy have I got some news for you   (cbc.ca) divider line
    More: Silly, Montreal Canadiens, Stanley Cup, Toronto Maple Leafs, National Hockey League, Leafs game, cost of tickets, health workers, first time fans  
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2021-05-28 10:44:35 PM  
That's not the game I'd spend money on.

Now, Avs vs Isles, game 7. I'd go to in a heartbeat.
 
2021-05-28 10:54:43 PM  
That's only $6.99 US
 
2021-05-28 11:05:19 PM  
They gave them to the season ticket holders for next to nothing. Who are reselling at HUGE markups

2500 people allowed in. 2500 tickets sold. Bet you there will not be 2500 people there for the game.
 
2021-05-28 11:15:31 PM  
I think in the back of my fridge.

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2021-05-28 11:16:36 PM  

Foolkiller: I think in the back of my fridge.

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Wrong image.

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2021-05-28 11:54:48 PM  
Tickets to watch the Habs

OK, anyone got background on that nickname? I thought maybe I'd missed a new team, but it's the Canadiens, so I'm confused about "hab".
 
2021-05-29 2:30:27 AM  

Mikey1969: Tickets to watch the Habs

OK, anyone got background on that nickname? I thought maybe I'd missed a new team, but it's the Canadiens, so I'm confused about "hab".


Short for "Les Habitants" which is what the french farmers who settled Quebec were called.
 
2021-05-29 5:01:25 AM  

montreal_medic: They gave them to the season ticket holders for next to nothing. Who are reselling at HUGE markups

2500 people allowed in. 2500 tickets sold. Bet you there will not be 2500 people there for the game.


Well that wasn't smart.  When my football team first let 2,000-odd people in on an experimental basis around this time last year they were checking the IDs of the lucky bastards who got tickets at the gates and making sure they matched the names on their membership cards.

It was completely unbelievable how much better even 2,000 people in the top tier of a stadium seating over 50K sound compared to computer-generated crowd noise...
 
2021-05-29 8:47:31 AM  

Mikey1969: Tickets to watch the Habs

OK, anyone got background on that nickname? I thought maybe I'd missed a new team, but it's the Canadiens, so I'm confused about "hab".


It should be short for "habitual floppers", which is what the team is known for being.
 
2021-05-29 9:54:11 AM  

Mikey1969: Tickets to watch the Habs

OK, anyone got background on that nickname? I thought maybe I'd missed a new team, but it's the Canadiens, so I'm confused about "hab".


The Montreal Canadiens CH logo (which stands for "Canadian Hockey") had the H mistakenly associated with the word "habitant" (french for inhabitants or rural)... 'cause people in Quebec were in fact mostly rural.

From Wiki: "According to NHL.com, the first man to refer to the team as "the Habs" was American Tex Rickard, owner of the Madison Square Garden, in 1924. Rickard apparently told a reporter that the "H" on the Canadiens' sweaters was for "Habitants".
 
2021-05-29 9:54:26 AM  

DOCTORD000M: Mikey1969: Tickets to watch the Habs

OK, anyone got background on that nickname? I thought maybe I'd missed a new team, but it's the Canadiens, so I'm confused about "hab".

Short for "Les Habitants" which is what the french farmers who settled Quebec were called.


By mistake...
 
2021-05-29 11:37:50 AM  

Mikey1969: Tickets to watch the Habs

OK, anyone got background on that nickname? I thought maybe I'd missed a new team, but it's the Canadiens, so I'm confused about "hab".


Short for Les Habitants -- French for "Locals".

It comes from the old style scoreboards in hockey arenas which always had the two sides listed as "Locals" and "Visitors" (for whatever reason "Home" was never used). In Quebec these words would be "Habitants" and "Visiteurs". So people just naturally came to calling their team the Habitants or Habs.
 
2021-05-29 2:26:54 PM  
Thanks guys, "Habs" makes sense now, and I learned just a little bit about Canadian history at the same time.
 
2021-05-29 5:35:45 PM  

Mikey1969: Thanks guys, "Habs" makes sense now, and I learned just a little bit about Canadian history at the same time.


Now go get yourself some Timmys
 
2021-05-30 4:17:40 AM  
For a first round game? Sheesh, wish I had that kinda money to burn for a game like that.
 
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