(Please keep in mind that english is a second language for me, so I apologize in advance for every mistake or misused word. Thanks)
Throughout the summer, we could witness a rollercoaster ride of emotions among Habs fans. With Halak gone, some of them are asking for Gauthier's head on a platter. We can witness a true difference of opinions.
I think it's normal. I mean, you can't agree with everybody in life. That being said, I rarely have seen such different opinions on the decisions the direction of the team have been taking.
We are all entitled to our opinions. When a trade is done or a move is made by the team, I try to analyse the whole thing before coming to conclusions. I feel that in the Halak trade for instance, some people jumped the gun. They didn't even wanted to know who Lars Eller and Ian Schultz were, it did not matter. In their minds, the GM got fleeced, and they were ticked off.
What I am getting at is this. I bet all of you this summer have heard or read fans saying that they aren't Habs fans anymore, that from now on they'll be rooting for another team.
I discovered hockey in the 80's, and I remember the 86' and 93' cups clearly. For me, rooting for another team is senseless. I mean, I can't even imagine doing it. So my question is this. Is it possible that some of these fans have not the same relation with this team than me?
I try to put myself in the shoes of younger fans who did not get the chance to see their team win a Stanley Cup. Do they hold the same attachment I have for the Habs?
Is it possible that there's a different generation of Habs fans rising up, the ones that have been swerved in by Pierre Boivin's marketing tactics, and that they have a different way of thinking.
I'm not judging, I'm simply asking.
Some of them are already saying the Habs are finished, even though we are a month away from the start of training camp.
I'm not saying that I'm always in agreement with everything management does, but when you are a fan, you take the good, with the bad. You want them to succeed. Even though sometimes you scratch your head at some of their moves, you rally yourself behind the team.
Am I totally wrong?