Well, my fellow Habs fans – Hey I’m allowed – Station owner Moses Znaimer is from Monreal too ! I was thinking a lot today about what the Habs have given us, their fans, this season. I know it’s something significant and something (hopefully) long-lasting, but also something hard to define. It’s not the redemption of an up-and-down season by a great playoff run, although that’s definitely something for which to be grateful. The best way I can put it is to say they’ve given us back a culture of respectability. It’s not the culture of winning in which the team was once steeped, but it’s something as important in its own way.
In the last five years, the Habs have been a playoff team in all but one. The conference title two years ago surprised everyone and made people start to think maybe they should take the Habs seriously again.
I’m sad the run is over. I really hoped they’d be able to pull it off and meet the Hawks in the finals. But under the sadness is a sense of deep satisfaction that the move toward respectability started by Bob Gainey has been greatly advanced by this playoff run. Respectability may be regarded as a small thing, but I believe it’s an essential state to achieve before a team becomes a winner. If a team is respectable, free agent players want to be part of it. If it’s respectable, its members can be proud of their effort even in defeat. Fans can smile and say, yes, that’s my team. It’s in the playoffs every year and the men wearing its sweater leave everything on the ice when it really matters.
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The New AM 740 is the Official Radio Sponsor of The Shaw Festival 2014 Season at Niagara-On-The-Lake.
This year’s line-up includes Tony Award winning musical “Cabaret”, “The Philadelphia Story”, “The Sea”, and Shaw’s “The Philanderer”, “Arms and The Man” and more.
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Cirque du Soleil’s “KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities” is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker’s Cabinet of Curiosities.
Public On sale begins April 7, 2014.
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- Aug 28
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Broadway’s biggest blockbuster and the untold story of the Witches of Oz.
Long before a girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One-born with emerald-green skin-is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is blonde, beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these unlikely friends end up as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for the most spellbinding new musical in years.
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