Tonight was so frustrating.
I hate Montreal fans sometimes... Why would you show disrespect to Huet? OF ALL PEOPLE?!
This article pretty much sums up my every thought: "Every single one of you is a stupid, ungrateful Fucking Moron." via the Four Habs Fans Blog
Yeah, I'm talking to you. All of you. Every single fucking idiotic person who was in attendance at the Bell Centre on Saturday night who decided, in your infinite wisdom, to boo Craig Rivet.
You remember Rivet, right? Drafted by the Habs in 1992 after his first season with Kingston in the OHL. Went on to toil for the Baby Habs (then based in Fredericton) for parts of four seasons before finally sticking with the Big Club in 1997-98. Worked his ass off for twelve full years in the organization, and became a steady, reliable defender who would help out the offence on occasion, would stand up for his teammates, was good in the room (even wore the "A") and could step up to work the powerplay in a pinch. A loyal soldier, by all accounts a friendly, hardworking sort. Still referenced in almost every feature as our beloved Captain Koivu's best friend. Traded at the deadline a few years back for Josh Gorges and the pick that became Max Pacioretty because he was out of contract in the summer. If I recall, he was devastated at being shipped out.
What, for fucks sakes, tell me what in the preceding paragraph makes you fucking dolts want to boo Craig Rivet when he returns as a member of the Sabres? Fuck me, he didn't demand a trade. He didn't burn his Canadiens jersey on the dais at his introductory San Jose press conference, did he? Did he badmouth the organization in any way? Did he cause the Canadiens any embarrassment while he played for them? Did he use the morning skate Saturday to piss on the logo at centre ice? Did he spend the game throwing cheap shots and waving the finger at the red seats? For fucks sakes, you fucking people need to get a grip. Your team is trying to right itself from a train wreck of a slump, already fired the coach, spent most of the winter doing their best to derail a promising season with mobsters, sulking, atrocious goaltending, drug rumours and more, and in an important game against a team chasing Montreal for a playoff spot, you spent your energy booing a guy who served the team for a decade and got traded? Are we raining garbage down on the Cristowall next visit? Brickbats for Steve Begin? Catcalls for Sheldon Souray and Mark Streit? Hanging Mickey Ribs in effigy ... wait, bad example.
Look, I understand that you've got a right to cheer and boo to your little, dimwitted fucking heart's content. I even enjoy the abuse heaped on guys like Grabovski or Avery or Chara (although really, Milan Lucic should be the one on the receiving end for the Bruins.) But you booed a defensive defenceman on the fucking Sabres ... why? Because he used to play for Montreal and got traded? Players come and go ... do you fuckheads boo every former Hab? Because he took some liberties with our players? Rivet is a not-too-fast, not-too-offensively gifted stay-at-home defenceman. He makes his living shutting guys down and making them think twice about coming near his goalie or teammates. Unless there was a particularly egregious foul I missed, why are you booing a former loyal servant for doing his job? Christ, the Sabres have one of the biggest diving crybabies in the league in fucking Derek Roy, and you fuckers booed Craig Rivet? Get fucking bent, you bunch of fucking twits.
And enough with the fucking OLE chant, for fucks sakes!