FirstStar Posted May 17, 2014 Report Share Posted May 17, 2014 Afternoon everyone. I spent yesterday reliving past Hab (cup and playoff) victories. I re watched Roy's speech the night his number was retired at the bell. I'm not an emotional person, keep my emotions close to the chest, I'm not one to cry at sappy dramas. But seeing a guy who gave his life to hockey, who revolutionizes goaltending, coming back to his first NHL team (who had banished him), reliving his fondest memory of winning the cup at the old forum, then seeing a tear roll down his cheek as his number was raised rafters, had me a tad choked up. That was yesterday. I had another moment during the T-Bay series. The fire I saw in Carey's eyes caused me to shed a small tear of joy. Some may remember me saying during the T-Bay series, "this teams has something special...". All the love to Halak for our Cinderella run in 2010, but he doesn't have that killer instinct that so many elite tenders possess. Carey sure has it, I haven't seen a Habs tender this dialed in and this focused in over 20 years. Yes, huet gave us some hope, so did tibo and theo, but none have reached the level that Price has this post season. I also never said, "this team has something special...", when referring to those teams. Now, the reason for my emotions. The younger generation of Hab fans who have never seen a cup in Montreal, can't understand the magic and the emotions that a cup victory can have on our great hockey city. I shed a tear in the first round because (I'm sure some of our older generation fans like myself will agree with me) I haven't seen our Habs team this dialed in, in a very long time. I truly believe we're about to see true Habs playoff magic and it all starts with Carey in nets. From our 1st line to our 4th, everyone is 100% on the bandwagon and when you have a tender as dialed in and as confident as Carey is right now, it becomes contagious. This is the first time in over 20 years that I have felt these types of emotions in the playoffs. I'll say it again, believe me fellow Hab fans, this team who is about to face off against another original 6 in the best of 7 ECF, has something special. Winning gold at Sochi was simply an entrée for Price, the main course is close, he can smell it and now he's ready to devoir it. Even as I type I am overcome with emotion, forcing to see the screen through these tear soaked eyes. So c'mon Hab fans, put those flags on your cars, wear your Habs jerseys and t-shirts with pride. This team isn't done, they've only just begun. ... This team has something special. I thought we could bridge the generational gap, by having some of us older fans, sharing some of our fondest Habs playoff memories with the younger generation. And for the younger generation, feel free to share the emotions you have felt during these and previous playoff memories. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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