Friday, December 2, 2011

Open Letter to Mr Geoff Molson.

Dear Mr Molson,

As with any fan of our beloved Montreal Canadiens, if you were to cut my arm you would see that I bleed Bleu Blanc et Rouge and have done so basically since birth. When your company, Molson Breweries decided to sell our Habs to Mr George Gillet I was scared to say the least that our fabled hockey team would fly south like so many others have in recent history. Mr Gillet was a man of his word and did everything he could to steer the Habs into a top 3 money making team by insuring the talent on the ice.

Though we have not won a cup since 1993, we have had contenders year in and year out. We had some ups and downs however we have never been the laughing stock of the league.

Right now we have a team who is playing 500 hockey without an identity. We never know what team is going to show up.. if at all on some nights. It has become very obvious to this fan of le Tricolore that they have given up playing for the current Coach and GM. As well in many ways, this coach to me seems like he has given up on them as well.

Am I a coach? Not at all! However I have been a student of the game for the last 30+ years and I can tell you that winning teams start with someone who can lead, motivate and get every ounce of talent out of his players. We do have a few bright spots on the team but they are overshadowed by those who think the name on the back is far more important than the crest on the front of the jersey.

What we want Mr Molson is a winning team. We want a product that we wouldn't mind paying the prices that YOU have subjected us to.. Tickets to games that are in some cases 400% more than other teams south of the border.. $10 for a 1/2 Party cup of beer.. hotdogs that I would not even give to my own dog.

The only way this is going to happen is with new management and a new head coach. I believe in this team and if you do as well, you will give us people who believe in the CH like we do.

Thank you

A desperate Habs Fan