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    Default Mayor rebukes firefighters for showing Habs colours

    I heard about this on the radio this afternoon and they also mentioned the current contract situation the firefighters in Montreal are dealing with.


    Mayor rebukes firefighters for showing Habs colours
    10/04/2008 6:18:39 PM

    Montreal firefighters with NHL playoff fever got a scolding from the City of Montreal for painting Habs logos and slogans on their station windows and walls.


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    At least two stations in the Ville-Marie and East-end boroughs spray-painted door windows and walls with the Canadiens' signature red, white and blue hues in anticipation of the Habs' first playoff game Thursday night.

    But their fervour got a cold reception at city hall where officials ordered the department to wipe off what it called "graffiti."

    Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay said he would insist on keeping public property clean.

    "I have Habs fever myself but I have a way of expressing it, and you don't see my house ... I don't put graffiti or paint in the windows of my house," he said at city hall Thursday.

    "I think in a sense they can't do that, that's not the image that we want to have."

    The fire department was set to respect the order on Thursday when a union representative called the stations in question, asking firefighters to leave the paintings intact, said Capt. Alain St-Pierre.

    The department hasn't yet decided what to do, he said.

    Cops embrace playoff fever

    Montreal police got into the playoff spirit Thursday, festooning patrol cars assigned to the Bell Centre with Habs flags.

    Officers on duty during game night said they're in a hockey mood, but will be vigilant about any rowdy fans.

    "What we want to show the people is the police officers, like everyone else, are in a festive mood," said spokesman Daniel Lacoursière.

    "But people also have to understand that they have to behave after and during the matches, everywhere on the island."

    Montrealers in a red, white and blue mood

    Across the Island of Montreal Habs fans primed themselves for the big game against the Boston Bruins Thursday night.

    Cars flew Canadiens flags, bakery workers wore jerseys and sporting stores reported a spike in sales of Habs paraphernalia.

    A few cars painted hubcap to hubcap in the tricolors were spotted driving downtown.

    By mid-afternoon, fans had already started to descend on the Bell Centre hours in anticipation of the game.

    Sports bars and restaurants with big screen televisions were booked solid.

    Thursday's game is the first playoff meeting this year between the Habs and the Bruins.

    The Canadiens last won the Stanley Cup in 1993.


    This Montreal fire station was ordered to remove any Habs paint.


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    Spray painting might be taking things a bit too far. Hang a banner or flag or something that can be removed and isn't defacing property. We used to adorn our firehouse with Yankees, Mets, Rangers, Giants, etc. stickers and banners during playoff season, but nothing that was permanent or in bad taste. Just my 2 cents.

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    The NHL is still around? Huh. I hadn't noticed since they went on strike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauffer6 View Post
    Spray painting might be taking things a bit too far. Hang a banner or flag or something that can be removed and isn't defacing property. We used to adorn our firehouse with Yankees, Mets, Rangers, Giants, etc. stickers and banners during playoff season, but nothing that was permanent or in bad taste. Just my 2 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RspctFrmCalgary View Post
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    Hockey?

    A game where ladies run around on grass in skirts and use small sticks to smack an innocent ball into the other teams net.

    What a naff sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauffer6 View Post
    Spray painting might be taking things a bit too far. Hang a banner or flag or something that can be removed and isn't defacing property. We used to adorn our firehouse with Yankees, Mets, Rangers, Giants, etc. stickers and banners during playoff season, but nothing that was permanent or in bad taste. Just my 2 cents.

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    LET'S GO RANGERS!!!
    It was done with finger paint. (water based)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingKiwi View Post
    Hockey?

    A game where ladies run around on grass in skirts and use small sticks to smack an innocent ball into the other teams net.

    What a naff sport.

    (Kiwi walks away whistling innocently)
    Ya, but ice hockey is usually not near so violent as the ladies in short skirts.
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    Would that be Don Coupal of Code Rouge fame?? Love the finger paint, and oh yeah......GO HABS GO!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauffer6 View Post
    LET'S GO RANGERS!!!

    See that is the real problem. They mayor got confused, forgot that the Hab-nots actually made the playoffs...and thought the Red White and Blue was for your Broadway Blueshirts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gweedo View Post
    Would that be Don Coupal of Code Rouge fame?? Love the finger paint, and oh yeah......GO HABS GO!!!
    No...different Don....on Code Rouge I would be known as Capt.mac....

    I don't post alot .

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    Why do Canadians do it doggy style all the time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankshaft View Post
    Why do Canadians do it doggy style all the time?
    OK....I'll bite. Why do Canadians do it doggy style all the time????

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankshaft View Post
    Why do Canadians do it doggy style all the time?
    So they could both watch the hockey game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankshaft View Post
    So they could both watch the hockey game.
    Ba da bump!! Probably should have known that one

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    I wonder how much the Canadiens paid the ref to make that bogus tripping call in OT. Who calls penalties in OT? And what is with the fans singing/chanting like they are at an English soccer game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfdeng3 View Post
    I wonder how much the Canadiens paid the ref to make that bogus tripping call in OT. Who calls penalties in OT? And what is with the fans singing/chanting like they are at an English soccer game?
    Somebody's bitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    Somebody's bitter.

    It won't make any difference if either team hits the Rangers. You will be playing golf forthwith.

    Potvin sucks.
    You must really hate this Potvin guy? What did he ever do to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvfd27 View Post
    You must really hate this Potvin guy? What did he ever do to you?
    It's a Ranger thing. Look it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    It's a Ranger thing. Look it up.
    Interesting story...not being into pro hockey didn't know about that tradition.

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    Bruins Win In OT!!!!!!
    Psst Canadiens..........

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    Well now, if you're going to put it THAT way ....



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